Follow these simple tips to help secure your accounts and information:
1. The longer the password, the better.
Even moderately simple long passwords take longer to crack than short complex passwords. Still, make sure to not use basics that hackers would start with such as 1234567890987654321, abc…, ThisIsMyEmailPassword, etc.
2. Consider using password generators.
These are useful in creating passwords using randomized letters, numbers, symbols, and are great to store your password. Before using any software, make sure you research into what’s highly rated and secure.
3. Don’t use similar passwords.
Don’t use similar passwords between your professional, financial, and personal (social) platforms. Hackers will try to use similar passwords across systems to see which one sticks.
4. Enable multi-factor authentication (MFA).
Enable MFA wherever you can, but especially on your personal email and important accounts. MFA makes it much harder for someone to gain access to your accounts. Right now, it’s a race with hackers – if they compromise your account and enable MFA before you do, it’s a lot harder to regain control of your compromised accounts.