25 Most Common Mistakes in Email Security (by Ben Chouikha in Email Security)

Not managing email accounts properly

1. Using just one email account
2. Holding onto spammed-out accounts too long
3. Not closing the browser after logging out of web apps
4. Forgetting to delete the browser cache, history and passwords
5. Using insecure email accounts to send and receive sensitive corporate information
6. Forgetting the telephone option

Not emailing the right people

7. Not using the Blind Carbon Copy (BCC) option
8. Being trigger happy with the “Reply All” button
9. Spamming as a result of forwarding email

Not making backups or keeping records

10. Failing to back up emails
11. Mobile access: presuming a backup exists
12. Thinking that a deleted email is gone forever

Not avoiding fraudulent email

13. Believing you won the lottery … and other scam titles
14. Not recognizing phishing attacks in email content
15. Sending personal and financial information via email
16. Unsubscribing to newsletters you never subscribed to

Not avoiding malware

17. Trusting your friends’ email
18. Deleting spam instead of blacklisting it
19. Disabling the email spam filter
20. Failing to scan all email attachments

Not keeping hackers at bay

21. Sharing your account information with others
22. Using simple and easy-to-guess passwords
23. Failing to encrypt your important emails
24. Not encrypting your wireless connection
25. Failing to use digital signatures

Are we missing any? Let us know in the comments below!

Original post: http://www.emailsecuritymatters.com/site/blog/email-security/25-most-common-mistakes-in-email-security/


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