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Keep a paper copy of your passwords, just in case

Losing a critical password can be disastrous, locking you out of a key account like online banking or email. Password managers are useful for keeping track of your credentials. As another layer of security, you can also write down passwords and keep them in a very safe location. Paper-based backup has the advantage of being completely […]

Be smart about public Wi-Fi

Be cautious about what you do on public Wi-Fi, and use a VPN if possible. Another option is to look for semi-public networks, i.e. ones with passwords that are provided by staff or on printed receipts, like at restaurants or coffee shops. Up-to-date security software is also a must-have to shield you from any malware […]

Improved cybersecurity a 2019 resolution you can actually keep

Did you make a New Year’s resolution or 2019? While many people set ambitious goals each January – from losing weight to reading more books – most don’t even come close to reaching them. According to U.S. News, 80 percent of people have abandoned their resolutions by the second week of February. The reasons for […]

Keep your passwords complex

If your username for your online banking account is the same as your Xbox Live handle and your password is literally “password”, you’re opening yourself up to attack. What’s more, if you’re relying on the same password for multiple accounts, you’re creating multiple points of failure for a hacker to exploit. Thankfully, we’ve produced articles […]

Lock your devices, like your tablet and smartphone

You lock the front door to your house, and you should do the same with your devices. Use strong passwords to lock your tablet and phone. Securing your devices keeps prying eyes out and can help protect your information in case your devices are lost or stolen.

Rotate your passwords

Many services will allow you to keep the same password for years. That’s dangerous, since data breaches along the way might expose credentials that you use across multiple sites. Create strong passwords using a generator, and update them periodically, every six months or so, to ensure you’re not using anything that’s already been exposed in […]