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5 Gmail Security Tips for Internet Users

Gmail is a free webmail service provided by Google. There are millions of users who are using this service and interacting with each other. If this is your primary source of communicating with business partners and co-workers; it is very important that you must follow some security measurements to ensure that your data is secure. Below mentioned are some of the Gmail security tips:

gmail secuirty tips

HTTPS

It stands for hyper text transfer protocol and security sockets layer. This is a setting which can be used for preventing the information from being stolen on the internet. You can freely access your account anywhere such as home, public wireless network and even in a hotel room.

Password Protection

It is very important that you choose the correct password for your Gmail account. It has been observed that people tend to keep very generic passwords such as “123456” or “password”. You must make sure that the password must include numerals and alphabets with complicated combination so that it is difficult for other users to track the same.

Update browser

One of the best ways to improve security in your Gmail account is to update your current browser from time to time. Keeping old version of the browser will be an easy target to malicious codes and attacks and this is why it is recommended to keep updated version of your web browser.

Change your passwords

One of the most important security tips is to change the password after every three to four months. This will help you stay secure on the internet to freely brows internet and your email will have less chances of getting unauthorized access.

Scan and remove virus from your system

There are lots of malware available in downloaded software and plug-ins such as “smileys” and “emoticons”. You have to make sure that you are downloading them from a genuine website so that your system does not get infected. In order to prevent the system from these infections; you must run anti-virus on the system and scan the virus. If found, you must remove the viruses from system with the help of anti-virus software.

Recommend Anti Virus:- Bitdefender Anti Virus

Using the above security tips you can secure you gmail account. It is strongly recommended to follow all the steps and keep your email secure.

{ 7 comments… add one }
  • R4 UK

    September 24, 2010, 10:07 am

    Nice tips. I follow most of them.

    Changing passwords frequently is something which I follow most.

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  • Sahil Kotak

    September 24, 2010, 6:49 pm

    Nice tips Bilal, they are probably general tips for every sites online. 🙂

    Reply
  • Sathish @ TechieMania

    September 24, 2010, 4:16 pm

    Thanks for these tips. I am following almost all of them, except changing my passwords. Will try to do that from now on. Thanks again.

    Reply
  • Thiru

    September 27, 2010, 5:37 am

    Great tips Bilal. Have to change my password first.

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  • Bilal Ahmad

    September 27, 2010, 5:50 am

    Thiru@ Welcome to the community.

    Reply
  • Srivathsan G.K

    September 27, 2010, 12:36 pm

    well written .. I love Gmail for their security feature like opening and viewing a file such as doc or pdf without downloading it. They are awesome in security and rare flaws.

    Reply
  • Karan

    October 4, 2010, 4:02 am

    Nice article.
    I use gmail mostly for signing up and stuff.
    But still privacy is an issue and google seems to be the best.

    Reply

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