DARK WEB EMAIL MONITORING
Dark web email monitoring is just gaining popularity in the cyber world. Talk about second chances, the dark web is one of such rare opportunities. When Hackers steal personal information like credit card numbers, bank account passwords, postal/IP addresses or even social security numbers. The process doesn’t end at stealing, hackers make transactions with the stolen data.
WHAT DOES DARK WEB EMAIL MONITORING DO?
Whenever there is a hack, the dark web creates awareness for its users. Dark Web Monitoring helps scan the web for any leaked personal data so the owner of such data can act promptly to protect their accounts.
Below are a few steps you can take as an additional line of defense against further threats:
- SCAN YOUR COMPUTER
There is a possibility that your passwords and keystrokes were monitored and exposed as a result of viruses on your computer. Therefore, scanning your computer for possible malware when your email is found on the dark web is a smart and safe thing to do.
- BOOST YOUR PASSWORD STRENGTH
Emails found on the dark web is often as a result of a successful phishing scam. To strengthen your password to make it more secure, ensure:
- Your password is lengthy (up to 15 characters)
- Use a mixture of uppercase and lowercase letters
- Add numbers and symbols
- Avoid using your name or common words
- CREATE AN EMAIL FOR JUNK MAIL
Most often than not, many recent sites require intending users to sign-up using their email addresses. Therefore, it is important to have a side email for unnecessary profiles. This is because when any of these insignificant sites are hacked, your primary email will not be found on the dark web. This means there will be less damage to your vital information due to less exposure.
- VERIFY YOUR ACCOUNTS
On receiving a breach alert through dark web email monitoring, check your bank accounts to ensure no money is missing and that no strange activity has occurred. Carry out these checks regularly because occasionally hackers don’t defraud your account(s) immediately after gaining illegitimate access. They tend to wait a while and allow you to lose guard.
- USE TWO-STEP AUTHENTICATION
Don’t limit access to your account through the conventional email and password. Rather, add another vital step to the process by having to verify your login attempt typically through a text message containing a randomly generated code. This helps add further security and reduces exposure to hackers.
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