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Unique account, unique passphrase

Having separate passphrases/passwords for every account helps to thwart cybercriminals. At a minimum, separate your work and personal accounts and make sure that your critical accounts have the strongest passphrases.

Disable auto-fill in Chrome

If you share your computer with other people, even if you don’t have passwords saved, they could still learn a lot of personal information from your auto-fill options. To disable this feature in Chrome, navigate to the Autofill section from the Settings page. Select the section you want to turn off, whether it’s passwords, payment […]

Check for reused passwords in Chrome

It’s advisable to never reuse passwords. If one is exposed in a data breach, hackers may use it to attempt to gain access to other accounts of yours. If you use Chrome’s built-in password manager, they’ll tell you if you’ve reused a password without realizing it. To check, go to your Google Account page and […]

Monitor whether your information has been exposed by using Firefox

Mozilla offers a service called Firefox Monitor that will scan the web to report known data breaches that have exposed your personal information, including passwords. Go to monitor.firefox.com, log in to your Firefox account and review the information. They’ll recommend security steps you can take to resolve any issues.

Set PINs and passwords on your mobile device

To prevent unauthorized access to your phone, set a password or Personal Identification Number (PIN) on your phone’s home screen as a first line of defense in case your phone is lost or stolen. When possible, use a different password for each of your important logins (email, banking, personal sites, etc.). You should configure your […]

Create unique passwords for every online account

Do you use the same three passwords to access your email account, facebook page, and online banking? If so, take some time to switch it up. Reusing the same password for multiple online accounts can lead to serious cybersecurity issues. Think about it: If a hacker figures out your email address and password used to […]