Attackers have all the expertise and knowledge of hacking into applications to gain confidential data from the victim. The easiest way for them to gain access to valuable data is by hacking email accounts. Statistics highlight the fact that throughout the world every 1 in 4 accounts are hacked.

Email accounts often contain valuable and confidential data like photos, invoices, receipts, addresses, contacts, banking details and often reset passwords for other accounts. Everything that a hacker needs to cash in and commit an identity theft which can then balloon into a full-fledged cyber attack or data theft. Email accounts can be compromised in a number of ways, but the most common methods used for hacking is through phishing emails, exploiting flaws in software, and guessing passwords.

However, here are some simple ways to prevent attackers from hacking your email and gaining confidential data from you.