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Use Google prompts to confirm logins on a mobile device

Two-factor authentication (2FA) makes your accounts more secure. For a Google Account, confirming each new login via a prompt is one of the safest and most convenient 2FA options. Once you enable the option from your account page, you can confirm or deny login requests from your mobile device. On Android, these prompts come from […]

Pay attention to the built-in password manager in iOS

iOS can save all of your logins automatically. When you open the list of them under Settings -> Passwords & Accounts, you might see an exclamation mark next to some of them. That indicates that they match another saved login, which is risky since reused passwords are easier for someone to guess.

Set important applications and updates to be installed automatically

Updates are integral to keeping all networked software secure. You can ensure updates are installed automatically, which is in fact the default for apps on Android and iOS, or schedule a big installation – like an OS update – in advance. These options are better and safer than having to apply updates manually.

Change your password within the Facebook iOS app

It’s prudent to regularly change your Facebook password, in light of how commonly targeted social media accounts are by cyberattackers, not to mention Facebook’s long history of not disclosing the full severity of data breaches upfront. In the iPhone/iPad app, you can easily change it by tapping the three-line icon in the bottom right corner […]

Manually check for iOS updates

If you use an iPhone or iPad, you now that the their OS receives frequent updates. It’s important to apply these as soon as possible to avoid security issues. When you see news about iOS updates, look in the Settings apps if an update is available. Also, major updates almost always occur in late September […]

Limit AirDrop sharing on iOS and macOS devices

AirDrop is a convenient way to transfer files between iOS and/or macOS devices that are close to one another. It doesn’t even require an internet connection or any cables. However, it can also leave your devices open to spam. Limit sharing permissions to Contacts Only or Receiving Off to remove this risk.