In times of rising digital crime, most have developed a sense that they should use strong passwords and not share account information. To find your protect private data from attacks by hackers, but you can do much more. In this article, we would like to give you some tips on how to.
Use strong passwords
Easy to guess number combinations like 123456, First names, birthdays, nicknames and short sayings like iloveyou are completely unsuitable as passwords and should not be used under any circumstances. Anything that is easy for you to remember is easy for others to guess or brute-force!
Uses instead combinations of lower and upper case letters, numbers and special characters, which – when read – don’t make sense, can’t be derived from somewhere (like your name, the name of your dog, etc.) and therefore cannot be guessed by anyone.
Many sites also require passwords that More than 8 characters have.
Do not use a password more than once
Once you have found a secure password, you are tempted to use it for all logins on all sites. But this has the big disadvantage that a hacker can get access to all your private photos and data in one go.
Therefore uses for each login a separate password.
Use password manager
If you use a separate secure password for each login, you can’t possibly remember all of them. A password manager will help you to secure and manage your passwords and use them automatically on all sites. Most password managers support Touch ID and the copy-paste function and are therefore quite easy to use.
Answer security questions "securely
Some sites require you to answer security questions so that you can reset your password in case you forget it. Security questions like "What is the name of the street you grew up on??" or "What was the name of your first pet?" sind unsafe, because your answers to these questions may be found out by a Google search (for example, based on your Facebook or Twitter profile, etc.).
You should Security questions therefore (unless you can disable them in the first place) treat them as if they were passwords. That means that you should give answers that others can not research on the Internet.
Use two-factor authentication
Most major online services offer what’s called two-factor authentication. This involves sending a code to one of your other devices or to a password manager (like 1Password) that you can use to log in – in addition to entering your password.
Two-factor authentication can be activated for Apple ID, Google, Dropbox, Facebook, Tumblr, etc.
Do not click on links in emails
If you receive an email asking you to follow a link because of a problem with your account or because of a special offer, you should follow it Do not click on links at all. This is most likely "phishing", i.e. an attempt to get you to enter your password on a fake login page.
Pay attention to where you enter your passwords! Most modern web browsers will alert you if a site does not have the required certificates or has been reported as a phishing site by other users.
If you use a password manager and it sends you to a site that appears to be from Apple, Google, etc., you should not use it. If your password is not suggested, you should be alarmed. Your password will not be suggested, because it is currently not in use not is an official site of the respective service.
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