It’s long been thought that the more complicated a password, the harder it is to crack. Once upon a time, this was true — but not any longer. As decryption and other hacker techniques become more advanced, it’s also becoming easier to guess shorter passwords. By adding additional characters, you’re adding millions of additional possibilities […]
It’s good practice to change your passwords frequently enough so that a hacker is less likely to figure out what your password is. An easy way to remember to do this is to set expiration dates for your passwords on your private accounts. This will require you to change your passwords every so often, and […]
Admin accounts are powerful and extend certain permissions not available to other accounts on a device. The bad news is that if your device is lost, stolen or hacked, these administrator capabilities could be implemented to cause a lot of harm. Think about setting up a second account for daily use, one without admin privileges.
If you get a message from someone asking to circumvent your firewall, ignore it, even if the sender claims to work for your security provider. It could be a hacker trying to gain access to your network. If you’re unsure of the source’s authenticity, contact the company directly.
Do you use the same three passwords to access your email account, facebook page, and online banking? If so, take some time to switch it up. Reusing the same password for multiple online accounts can lead to serious cybersecurity issues. Think about it: If a hacker figures out your email address and password used to […]
Once a hacker gets access to your computer, they can look at your personal files and copy them onto their own computer. Most hackers are thieves, so if you’ve got a folder on your desktop with all of your passwords, bank routing numbers and credit card details, you’ve made it easier for them to steal […]
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