This post was last updated on September 14th, 2013 at 11:41 pm
An email account is one of the important need for all of us. Gmail is an email service from Google, It provides free email and VoIP services for anyone in the world. What happens if your email/Gmail account is hacked? It means hackers will get all your information. So protect your email account before getting hacked.
Hacking is nothing but finding the holes in a thing. It is very necessary to take care of your Gmail account by following these 5 basic steps. Let’s discuss them one by one.
1: Avoid Use of Public Computers
Avoid using public computers. In some public browsing centers such as libraries or internet cafe, offer the greatest risks as they may use Key-logger software which is used to track what you are typing on the keyboard and save them in a simple text file and sends it to an email address to FTP server. You can’t know this but the hacker knows.
2: Avoid Spam Mails
If you get any spam mail like online survey from unknown ID. Don’t click on these types of attractive emails and delete such emails because there may be so many reasons for the spam mails in your Inbox. So must be aware of this reason, a simple for login your email account is always comes to the Google homepage and then sign in.
3: Select Strong Password
Always select a long and strong password. Don’t use a single password for all accounts and use the mix symbols like numbers and characters. Avoid using your birthday date, your own name or mobile number as a password. Memorize your password and place it in safe place.
4: Log out Session Carefully
It is dangerous to leave your email/Gmail account log in while you are away from the computer. Anyone can use your computer and get access to your email account and your account may be locked. So keep it in mind that log out carefully when you have finished your computer session.
5: How to use the Google 2-Step Verification
You will be asked for a code whenever you sign in from an alien computer or device.
Sign in to your Gmail account with your username and password as usual.
- Account link at the top of the Gmail Homepage
Click the link “Account”. This will take you to the Account Overview page. Select the Security option and click edit On “Using 2-step verification”.
You will be asked again to re-confirm your password when you press “Edit” button.
Click on “Start Setup” Button. Now you setup process starts and system automatically picked your mobile number, if its different then give your proper mobile number and press on “Send Code” button.
When you press on the send code button, Google will send a verification code to the provided mobile number via text message. You put simply get the code from your mobile and enter it in text field given below.
Now you’ll be asked for trust this computer step tab. Click on “Next” simple and moves on the next tab.
Now confirmation will be asked to continue and complete the 2-step verification process.
That’s it! You have done. Now your Gmail account is safe for being hacked
Step #5 is optional and all depends upon you. It’s your preference that you can active your mobile verification system to secure your Gmail account.
I hope that this tutorial really helps you, if you face any problem then give me reply through comments area below.