Always my readers will be telling me that their GMAIL account is hacked and asked me what to do, how to secure it. That is the reason I am writing this article for securing the GMail username and password. If you want to use Google Mail in a public WiFi, put your mind at ease with these handy tips:
Here are the Tips:-
1. Using a SSL connection protects all the traffic between your browser and the secure server. For example, to log into Google Mail, a web URL, using SSL, go here: https://mail.google.com/
2. Check for viruses and malware. Run a scan on your computer with a trusted anti-virus software. If the scan detects any suspicious programs or applications, remove them immediately.
3. Change your password at least twice a year. Make sure you choose a password that contains a combination of numbers, characters, and case-sensitive letters to strengthen the security of your account.
4. Perform regular operating system and browser updates. Whether you use Windows or Mac OS, we recommend enabling your automatic update setting, and updating when you get a notification. To check for browser updates in Internet Explorer, select the Tools tab and click Windows Update. In Firefox, just click the Help tab and select Check for Updates. Note that Google Chrome automatically updates to a newer version when one is released.
5. Never use your Google Account password on another website. If this website is compromised and your password is discovered, someone could try to sign in to your Google Account with the same information.
6. Protect your password. Never enter your password after following a link in an email from an untrusted site. Always go directly to mail.google.com or http://www.google.com/accounts/Login. Also, never send your password via email. Google will never email you to ask for your password or other sensitive information. And always use the Strong Password, See Here how to create strong password.
7. Update your secondary email address and your security question. This will help you recover your account if you ever lose access to it. Make sure that you have access to the email address listed as your secondary, and the answer to your security question is easy for you to remember, but hard for others to guess.
8. Always check your Gmail with this tutorial.