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These are 5 security tips that you can follow to stay safe online:
- Use two-factor authentication whenever possible.
Two-factor authentication adds another layer of security when logging
into a website, be it e-mail, banking, or other websites. Some
websites, such as Google, will text you a code when you login to verify
your identity, while others have small devices that you can carry
around to generate the code. Authenticator apps are also available
on all major smartphone platforms. Other types of two-factor authentication
do exist as well, so look in the settings of your banking, shopping,
and e-mail hosts for the option.
- Signup for login notifications
This security layer is often used in place of two-factor authentication,
including by websites such as Facebook. If your account is accessed
from an unfamiliar location, a notification is sent via e-mail, app,
or text-message to the account holder. This is a great layer
of security that offers you on-the-go protection. This feature,
if offered, can usually be found in the security settings of the website,
such as banking and social media, you are accessing.
- Use a secure password
We have all signed up for some website with a basic password, thinking
there is no way that someone would want to hack our account.
But that may not be the case. Setting an easy password on one
website often leads to that password being used across many websites.
The easier you make it for a thief to brute-force access your account,
the more likely you are to have your other accounts hacked.
By establishing a mixture of characters, numbers, and letters into
a password, recommended to be 10 characters or more, you add a high
level of difficulty for any brute-force password theft.
- Change your passwords regularly
There is a reason your office requires regular password changes for
your e-mail. Even if your password is compromised, by changing
it regularly across all your accounts, you remove the chance of your
account being accessed. A pro-tip would be to set a reminder for every
90 days on your calendar with a link to all your accounts settings
pages. It makes it easiest to click through and make the changes regularly.
- Only access your accounts from secure locations
It might only be 30 seconds of access to your bank account on that
free WiFi at the coffee shop, but if the network has been compromised,
that is more than enough time to collect all the data needed for a
thief. While the convenience factor is there, if you must access the
accounts, you might want to look into a VPN (Virtual Private Network)
to ensure an encrypted connection to your home or work network.