Scammers may invent fake password managers to trick people into giving them their passwords to sensitive accounts. To avoid this, only use password managers that have an established reputation and have numerous customer reviews, like Dashlane, Keeper or LastPass.
Complicated passwords provide exceptional protection against hacking – but what if somebody intercepted them? Reduce the risk of password theft, set up two-factor authentication on sensitive accounts. This requires anyone requesting access to supply an extra credential, such as a code sent to a separate device, in order to log in.
If a password manager claims it can recover your master password if you lose it, that means the service will receive access to that information when you create the account. This approach puts your sensitive information at risk. Normally, your passwords are all encrypted, and even the password manager does not have access to your […]
If you use a password manager to store your passwords — which you should! — you’ll need a master password that gets you into the application. It’s important to not forget this password, and it’s also essential to keep it secure. Write it down, put it in a sealed envelope and put that envelope in […]
If your password is stored, your profile and any account information you have provided on that site is readily available if an attacker gains access to your computer, especially on your banking and financial sites. Additionally, evaluate your settings on social networking websites. The nature of those sites is to share information, but you should […]
If your email address or phone is compromised, a hacker might attempt to access your Twitter account by resetting your password. In order to catch any attempts to do this, you should set additional requirements for requesting a password reset. You can set up your account so that you have to enter a code sent […]
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