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Keep security in mind when taking your devices back to school

With the use of COVID-19 vaccines becoming widespread, school districts across the country are gearing up for a return to in-person instruction this fall. After a long stint of remote learning, students and parents alike may have become accustomed to sharing devices like laptops and tablets for both personal and instructional purposes. Here are some […]

Only use well-known password managers

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.

Avoid password managers that can recover your master password

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 […]

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 […]

Set expiring passwords for your accounts

It’s good practice to change your passwords frequently enough so that a hacker is less likely to figure out what your password is. An easy way to remember to do this is to set expiration dates for your passwords on your private accounts. This will require you to change your passwords every so often, and […]

Use suggested passwords in Chrome

Secure tools like those built into Chrome and other web browsers can help you keep track of your login credentials without having to memorize passwords or write them down. Chrome can also suggest secure passwords. The next time you have to create a password, if you’re logged into your Google account in Chrome, click into […]