There are quite a few ways to find out if your password may have been compromised by a data breach. Many browsers and security software can tell you, for example. However you go about it, keep yourself informed of any data breaches. If a site you use has been compromised, it’s possible your credentials have, […]
The best way to protect yourself from having your password stolen by bad actors is to understand how they can guess your password — and brute force attacks are one of the most common methods. This is when an automated program attempts to discover your password by entering words often found in a dictionary. If […]
There are no circumstances in which a company will ask for your password via email, text, phone or any other means of communication except for where you normally type it in on the site itself. Similarly, no person who already has access to your account — whether they’re the IT department at your company, a […]
You’ve probably heard about them on the news at some point or another. Something along the lines of, “Data breach at healthcare company! Thousands of users’ personal data possibly compromised!” Maybe you were even a client of that healthcare company, and you weren’t sure if you had been affected. Or perhaps you were just notified […]
Losing a critical password can be unfortunate, locking you out of a key account like online banking or email. Password managers are great for keeping track of your credentials. As another layer of security, you may think about also writing down passwords and keep them in a secure location. Paper-based backup has the benefit of being […]
The best practice when making accounts online is to have different passwords that change frequently for separate accounts. How can you be expected to remember them all? You aren’t if you use a password manager. These apps let you use one master password to access all of your login information in one place. This lets […]
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