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Store your cryptocurrency offline

With the recent publicity around digital currencies such as Bitcoin (BTC), maybe you’ve dabbled in the space and bought some yourself. The securest way to store these currencies is offline, on a USB drive or a “paper wallet,” which is a document containing all the information necessary for generating your BTC private keys and don’t […]

Enforce password security

People are prone to using passwords that are far too easy to hack. When asked to change them, many default to the trick of simply changing a numerical value or adding a special character. To maintain network security, choose a password manager. Then change your passwords on a monthly basis, which should update to the […]

Configure Yahoo Account Key

Yahoo Account Key is a password alternative. Rather than needing to re-enter your password to sign into your Yahoo account each time, you can simply confirm or deny a prompt from within an authenticated Yahoo mobile app such as Yahoo Sports.  

Avoid single-word passwords

When passwords are successfully guessed, it’s usually because they’re too simple. The inclusion of common single words within a password — e.g., “football,” “sunshine,” etc. — make them much easier to guess. Use phrases and initials, symbols and numbers instead to increase complexity and decrease security risk.

Change the preset passphrase on your router

Leaving a default passphrase unchanged makes it much easier for hackers to access your network. You should change it as soon as possible. A strong passphrase is a sentence that is at least 12 characters long. Focus on positive sentences or phrases that you like to think about and are easy to remember (for example, […]

Clear stored passwords from your mobile device’s clip tray

Even if it’s not the most recent piece of text you copied, a password might still be hiding unencrypted in your keyboard clip tray. To make sure you don’t accidentally text it to a friend, clear out your stored items periodically. Open your keyboard and access the clip tray to delete accumulated entries.