The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) advises locking your device when you are not currently using it. You might only step away for a couple of minutes, but that’s enough time for someone to steal or destroy your information. Use strong PINs, passwords and biometric (fingerprints, facial recognition) to prevent others from opening […]
Every fingerprint is unique, meaning they make for a great way to secure your devices. A lot of smartphones come standard with a fingerprint scanner, and many more apps utilize it to keep your account safe. Biometrics are stronger than passwords and allow you to unlock your device and login to apps quicker. When some […]
Facial recognition and fingerprint scanning are convenient ways to tap into your phone quickly while providing security against unwanted access. If you worry the technology could be abused, however, you can easily turn off biometrics on Android. Under the “Lock screen & security” settings, select the appropriate section under Biometrics, and turn it off. Using […]
Misplacing or having your devices stolen can put a damper on vacation plans. It can easily happen to anyone. Set up the “find my phone” feature on your devices. This will allow you to find, remotely wipe data and/or disable the device if it gets into the wrong hands. Make sure all devices are password […]
Fortify your online accounts by enabling the strongest authentication tools available, such as biometrics, security keys or a unique one-time code through an app on your mobile device. Your usernames and passphrases are not enough to protect key accounts like email, banking and social media.
When you start up your laptop, do you have to enter a password to reach the home screen? It’s good to implement these types of protections, but biometric options (fingerprint or facial scan, usually) are even better. They can’t be stolen or guessed like a password can, making them more secure. Windows Hello and Apple […]
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