In the technological world, we know that there is no technology that provides 100% security. However, there are good practices that allow you to increase the security of your account, thus making cyber-attacks and scams more difficult.
- Always check the origin of emails sent to you by your bank, service providers, stores or public institutions.
- Do not immediately click on links in emails, always be suspicious by checking the sender and the full content of the message.
- Before opening an e-mail attachment, make sure it is safe by using your antivirus to verify it.
- Set up password recovery mechanisms on your e-mail accounts.
- To recover your password, add an updated phone number or alternate email address.
- It is important to avoid logging into your email from third-party devices, if necessary, use the browser in anonymous/incognito mode.
- Be suspicious of links and attachments in the message, even if they were sent by known individuals or institutions (a hacked email account could be used for scams).
- Do not share your e-mail address in public places such as publications, groups or comments on social networks.
- 85% of cyber-attacks start with an email contact.