Password Review

It seems as if we read about data leaks and security issues in the news almost daily. I’ve written in the past (here) about how important strong, unique passwords are to staying safe and secure online. It’s difficult to keep track of which companies have had issues and if we have accounts there. Luckily, there is an easy way to know if our accounts are at risk and to make changes to improve our security.

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Two-Factor Authentication

I’ve written previously about how using strong, unique passwords and also ensuring that your devices are always up-to-date are important ways to stay secure online. In this article, I’m going to cover how to ensure that you are the only one that can sign in to your account. It’s called two-factor authentication, which is quite a mouthful, but is simple to set up, simple to use, and is a big improvement over just using a password.

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Staying Up To Date & Secure

Computer scams, privacy concerns, and security issues are in the news almost every day. Staying safe and secure online takes a little bit of diligence but it’s worth the effort because the amount of work you’ll have if you are hacked is much, much worse. Previously, I talked about how using strong passwords is one key to staying secure. Another important way to stay secure is to make sure you keep your devices up to date. Luckily, this is easier than it has been in the past.

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Managing Passwords

We all struggle with managing all of our passwords. Every site and account wants a password, and some make you change them regularly. Keeping track of all these passwords has become quite a chore, so many people use easy-to-remember passwords or re-use passwords to make that chore simpler. The problem is that doing that makes it easy to guess or hack your passwords.

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