Email is seen as a basic tool that is used daily for communications. Unfortunately, it can also be a prime route for malicious code to enter the University.
By following a few steps we can reduce the associated risks whilst using this service
Strong Password - This is the first fundamental step of email security. You should be very careful when choosing a password for
your email account. Avoid easily guessable passwords. A
medium length alpha-numeric password is what you
should be aiming at. Also, never write down your password in your diary, or
in any other similar place - Memorize it !!
Phishing Attacks - Email happens to be the most common medium for phishing
attacks. Innocent users (as well as ignorant ones)
often fall prey to such frauds and internet hoaxes and end up being conned.Phishing attacks are presently on the rise, therefore, always remain
alert and verify the authenticity of the sender before you reveal any
personal details or bank account information.
Attachments - Most internet and email viruses
are sent in the form of attachments which are named in such a way, that
the user inadvertently ends up clicking the attachment. Once this
happens, the virus that is hidden in the attachment gets into action and
then creates havoc. Therefore, you should be very careful while opening
emails that contain attachments. Make it a point to study the subject
of the email and the validity of the sender before you open any