6 Ways to Protect Your Gmail from Being Hacked

July 11, 2014 — Leave a comment

Most people don’t realize how vulnerable their Gmail Account is to cyber threats, which can lead to a laundry list of potential problems. These are the best ways to keep your Gmail safe.

Sign up for 2-Step Verification

The 2-Step Verification is an additional layer of protection for your Gmail Account. This is very important if you look at your email on public computers.

Change your password

You should never give your password out & if you really have to, change it ASAP. Treat your email as if it’s your safety deposit box.

Limit apps that have access to your personal info

Each time you sign up for an app that requires Google account authorization, you’re providing them with access to your info. Even if you don’t use the app anymore, the info is still available to them.

Check to see where your email is being opened

If anyone accesses your email account overseas – IMMEDIATE RED FLAG. Scroll down to the bottom of your Gmail inbox page & click “details” on the right side of your screen under last account activity.

Update your Gmail settings

Go to your Gmail inbox page & click the gear icon at the top right side of the screen then select “Settings” & click the “Accounts” tab at the top. Go through settings & ensure everything makes sense.

Check your Ad Settings

If you find it creepy that Google displays advertisements that are way too accurate on your Gmail sidebar, you can easily change this. Click anywhere in this box to go to your ad settings.

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