In a tech-driven world, passwords are the key to everything. Learn how to minimize loss by following these tips on keeping your accounts secure.
There have been a few incidents regarding passwords being leaked on the internet. Your passwords are what keep your important data from the rest of the world so it’s important to make sure that you are using best practices.
You can try memorizing the passwords for every site and make sure that you’re not using the same password twice. It’s honestly the safest way to handle this, but can be quite cumbersome and confusing if you have multiple services that you log into.
For those of us without super-human memory there are applications that can help us store these passwords “securely”. I quote securely because anything that is stored on a computer or application is never 100% secure.
One tool that we use is LastPass. You can set up an account and use it as extensions on Chrome and Firefox. There’s even a mobile app so you can remember your passwords on your phones as well!
If password apps aren’t your thing, then here are some tips on how to minimize the risk of having all your accounts compromised at the same time.
- Change passwords regularly.
- Avoid reusing an old password.
- Avoid using the same password on multiple platforms.
- Use strong and complex passwords that include numbers and symbols.
- If the platform allows it, take advantage of 2FA (two-factor authentication).
- Use app passwords whenever possible.