Strong passwords are among the best defenses against account hacking. Regularly changing them provides additional protection. If you receive a notification about a data breach affecting one of your accounts, that’s a good occasion to update all your passwords and also implement two-factor authentication if possible.
If you use two-factor authentication (2FA) to protect your logins, there’s still some risk if the 2FA code is sent via SMS. YubiKey (a hardware authentication device) offers a safer alternative to text messages, in the form of a USB stick that must be physically plugged into your Mac/PC during login. It’s already compatible with […]
Many individuals heard about blockchain technology for the first time in 2017. Although it has many possible applications, it is best known as one of the key technologies underpinning cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, both of which reached all-time trading highs near the end of 2017. Their price surges fueled speculation about blockchain’s potential […]
If you ever forget a password, you’ll likely reset it by having a link sent to an on-file email address. Make sure that that account is secured with two-factor authentication, doesn’t have any unusual forwarding filters set up and allows for global sign-out in case someone else accesses it.
Complex passwords provide excellent protection against hacking – but what if someone intercepted them? To reduce the risk of password theft, set up two-factor authentication on sensitive accounts. This feature requires anyone requesting access to supply an extra credential, such as a code sent to a separate device, to log in.
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