Living in today’s society, it is almost impossible to meet someone without an email account. For almost everything you do online, you need to have an email ID whether for work, education, or socially. Many of us hold multiple accounts, each for a different purpose; however, you need to protect yourself.
If you are using Outlook as your email management provider, then you should ensure it is protected as a high priority. This is extremely vital because all your data is stored within it, and more importantly, you can sign in to your Windows 10 PC with a Microsoft account. That’s what makes it more prone to data thefts.
So, don’t let yourself get in trouble and be secure before it’s too late.
Tips to Enhance and Strengthen Your Account
Here are a few general but important techniques that will be effective and will evade your concerns of malicious access to your account.
Keep a Strong Password for Your Account
The most important and basic thing for privacy is to maintain a strong password. This is the first step to privacy because when hackers or snoopers attempt to get access, their main focus is to bypass the user’s password.
To construct a secure password, you need to make it a combination of numbers, symbols, uppercase, and lower case letters. Also, remember to make it moderately long of at least 10-12 characters and to change your passwords frequently.
Changing a password into your outlook account is not a complex task. First, log in to your accounts and click the name appearing at the top of the page. Now, go to “View account” option and you will be able to see the option of “Change Password”.
Enable 2FA or Two-Step Verification
Two-factor authentication is now a common security recommendation and is (Read more...)
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from The State of Security authored by Tripwire Guest Authors. Read the original post at: https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/security-awareness/how-to-secure-your-outlook-emails-and-microsoft-accounts/