Managing the security of your online crypto accounts is important, however, so is managing the safety of your email account that you signed up with. Should someone gain access to your email address they would have access to your crypto account, along with the following:
- Username, and ability to reset
- ability to reset your password
- ability to disable your 2FA
- ability to change the registered email address
Below we’ve put together 4 things you can do when securing your email address to ensure that your account’s security is always at its optimum.
Use A Strong Password
Ensure that you are using an equally strong - and different - password for your email account as for your crypto accounts. This includes making it as long as possible (16 characters is good), a mixture of letters and numbers, as well as using one or more symbols. Making use of a password manager can help heighten your security concerns.
Adding this extra layer of security helps to keep your email address under tight lock and key. 2FA is set up through a third party app, and requires an additional passcode to be entered whenever entering your email account. See our article on Top 2-Factor Verification Apps (TOTP) To Use for more information.
Be Aware Of Account Activity
It is worth keeping an eye on your account activity overview. Look out for when logins have taken place, if any are unusual, and if any emails have been set up to automatically be forwarded to another address. These are small things that may go unnoticed until they escalate and cause huge problems.
Disable Email Recovery Settings
Our final tip in securing your email address is to disable the option that allows your account to be recovered by an additional email address or phone number. While this sounds helpful, rather make use of a password manager and eradicate the opportunity for someone to gain access to your account.