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Implement a device password policy for your household and/or organization

Such policies and/or guidelines may include the following: You may also like to consider implementing an incident response plan, outlining what to do in the case of a security breach or device theft — working to reduce risk by ensuring that everyone is on the same page.

Act fast if your account was breached

Data breaches and account breaches happen all the time, so it’s important to know what to do if one of your accounts is affected. Here are some tips: By following these tips, you can help protect your accounts and your personal information from being compromised in a data breach.

Create a guest network to keep your Wi-Fi safe

Many Wi-Fi routers give the Wi-Fi’s owner the option to create a guest network for people who visit. These allow guests to access and use the internet, but they can’t access other connected resources like shared folders or connected devices such as printers. To set one up, access your router’s management software (usually accessible through […]

Find your Wi-Fi password with ease

In Windows, enter the Control Panel, and click “Network and Internet.” Then, go to the “Network and Sharing Center”, and select the network name next to “Connections.”  Choose “Wireless Properties” from “Wi-Fi Status,” and click on the “Security” tab, then hit “Show Characters.” This will promptly reveal your Wi-Fi password, which is hidden under Network […]

Account security questions don’t have to be true

You’re probably familiar with security questions as a way to recover an account online. They’re often questions like, “What is your mother’s maiden name?” or “What is the name of the street you grew up on?” True answers are less secure than fake ones, as anyone with that information could potentially access your account. For […]

Try making your passwords longer than six or eight characters

Creating secure passwords is a must if you want to protect your accounts from cybercriminals. When creating passwords, it is essential to find a balance between complexity and memorability. A strong password should contain an abbreviated phrase interspersed with a number and a special character, if possible. This combination will provide you with a long […]