Stop People From Spying on Your Emails

Spying on Your Emails

No one should be reading your emails, whether it’s people who you live with, your co-workers, or bad actors on the Internet. By protecting your files, you can shield yourself from hacking, identity theft, financial attacks, blackmail, and intellectual property theft. Even if you don’t have sensitive files to worry about, you still have a right to privacy. So, let’s look at a few ways you can stop people from spying on your emails. 

Adopt Secure Account Practices

  1. Although it’s convenient to stay logged into your email or computer, it can also make it easier for someone to go through your data. Immediately log out of the computer as soon as you’re away from your desk. Even better, log out of your email account. 
  2. Don’t save your login credentials on your browser unless you have to because it’s straightforward for someone to read all your saved passwords. Similarly, it’s easy for someone to log into your email account too when your passwords are saved.
  3. Change your passwords frequently to stop people who have stolen your login credentials from reaccessing your email. Nowadays, stolen passwords can also be found on marketplaces on the Dark Web. 
  4. Pick a sophisticated password instead of a simple one. A hacker can use a dictionary attack to crack an easy password. Your complex password should be long and feature multiple types of characters like alphabets, numbers, and symbols. Don’t use known phrases and numerical strings like dates in your password. 
  5. Use two-step verification to secure all your email accounts. This security feature makes it more difficult for someone to log into your email, even if they have your username and password. 
  6. Utilize biometric security features like facial recognition, fingerprint scans, and retina scans to tighten your email security. 

Remove Spyware

Spyware is a dangerous type of malware that can steal your email passwords or intellectual property. You’ll need to download anti-malware software to defend yourself against the following types of spyware: 

    • Regular spyware: Even run-of-the-mill spyware can take screenshots of your email. 
  • Keyloggers: Keyloggers are a sinister type of spyware that log your keystrokes, like the passwords to your accounts or the emails you send. 
  • Trojan password stealers: These Trojans are malware that look like authentic programs. Once inside your system, they steal your email passwords.
  • Stalkerware: Predators, stalkers, and jealous lovers can use stalkerware to read your emails.

While spyware can threaten your security, you can find tools that protect you against Trojans, stalkerware, and keylogger software from cybersecurity specialists. 

Don’t Open Suspicious Emails 

Cybercriminals that want access to your email accounts may send you emails that carry spyware in attachments or have links that lead you to spyware infections. Some phishing emails can even trick you into sharing sensitive data that can help a hacker bypass your account’s security. So, don’t open any message that raises cybersecurity red flags to protect your email account’s integrity. 

There is far too much sensitive data in your email for you to take security lightly.

Use all available digital defense measures like Trustifi’s email security to stop bad actors from snooping on your emails.