GMail recently introduced a Security Checklist, to make sure you never loose your GMail IDs to hackers. Though, GMail has always been first to introduce finest of measures like password retrieval through Mobile, so that you always get back access to your account but still…
“Whether you just regained access to Gmail, or you want to make sure your account is secure, take a minute to complete our Gmail security checklist to make sure your mail security measures are up to date.”
Part 1: Your computer
- Check for viruses and malware
- Make sure your operating system is up to date
- Make sure to perform regular software updates
Part 2: Your browser
- Make sure your browser is up to date
- Check your browser for plug-ins, extensions, and third-party programs/tools that require access to your Google Account credentials
Part 3: Your Google Account
- Change your password
- Check the list of websites that are authorized to access your Google Account data
- Update your account recovery options
Part 4: Your Gmail settings
- Use a secure connection to sign in.
- Check for any strange recent activity on your account.
- Confirm the accuracy of your mail settings to ensure that your mail stays and goes where you want it to.
Part 5: Final reminders
- Watch out for messages that ask for your username and/or password. Gmail will never ask for this information.
- Never give out your password after following a link sent to you in a message, even if it looks like Gmail’s sign-in page. Access Gmail directly by typing https://mail.google.com in your browser’s address bar.
- Don’t share your password with other websites – Google can’t guarantee the security of other websites and your Gmail password could be compromised.
- Keep secrets! Never tell anyone your password, or your secret question and answer; if you do tell someone, change it as soon as possible.
- Clear forms, passwords, cache and cookies in your browser on a regular basis – especially on a public computer.
- Only select ‘Stay signed in’ if you’re signing in from a personal computer.
- Always sign out when you’ve finished reading your mail.