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Keep your master password in a safe or lockbox

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 […]

Avoid permitting websites to remember your password

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 […]

Require additional information to reset your Twitter password

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 […]

Don’t ever give out your DoorDash password

DoorDash tells its customers, “No one from DoorDash will ever request your password or security code, nor will anyone from DoorDash ever give you a specific password you should use.” A scammer may try to steal your personal information by sending a text message or calling and pretending to be Support. They may even know […]

How to add and use an authenticator app

A basic rule for keeping your accounts secure is to use a different password for all of them. This is so if someone gains access to one of your passwords, they won’t have the master key to all of your private information. However, remembering all of your passwords is nearly impossible, especially keeping in mind […]

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 […]