Over the recent years, email hacking has become more and more prevalent, due in part to the vast array of information contained within an individual’s email account. From schedules and contacts synced with the account to the actual information sent over the email, a hacker gains a firsthand look inside the individual’s personal and professional life. These email hackings have claimed jobs and put personal information at risk, while targeting corporations, organizations, and individuals. Once an individual’s account has been hacked and the hacker gets hold of information contained in the emails, they can then use this information in a number of ways. Most commonly, the hacker will use the account to spam others, leak information to the public, or use the information to target individuals and/or businesses for their own personal gain.
With the recent Yahoo! hacks at the forefront of the public’s mind, individuals are being reminded of the risks of sending “private” information through emails and the importance of keeping the email account secure. To help protect email accounts, individuals should utilize a strong password, use anti-virus software that provides email protection, avoid opening suspicious emails, and use email encryption. Email encryption protects potentially sensitive information by rendering the content of the email unreadable as it is sent to its destination. So, even in the event the email is intercepted by someone, they will not be able to interpret its contents. For individuals, these methods will help maintain the integrity of their email account, but businesses should take an extra security step and use Business Class Email. Business Class Email with a business domain is designed for businesses and adds an extra layer of security. Business class email servers are less likely to get hacked and also look more professional.
Do not let an email hacking claim your job or put your personal information at risk. Call us today at 281-646-1200 to learn how Alexaur Technology can help you secure your email.
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