3 Tips to stay safe online

Posted on by jordanhaines

Homeworking has become the new normal for many of us. With more and more of us working from home. I wanted to share three tips to help you be more secure when online.

Tip One: Use a Password Manager

I am sure you have heard this before. Create a strong password, Do not use the same password on many sites. The problem then becomes of having so many passwords that you can not remember which one is for which site.

To help people with this problem and to make thinking of new passwords easier. I always recommend using a password manager. Two of the most popular are 1Password or LastPass.

But why? Using a password manager keeps all your passwords in one place. You can access them on your computer or your phone. You do not even have to type in your password. It will enter the password for you if you have stored the password before.

Using a password manager will help you generate strong passwords. These passwords will have a mixture of numbers and symbols. This makes your passwords hard to crack.

Password managers tell you if your password has appeared on the open web from a data breach. It will alert you so you can change your password and update any affected website account.

All you have to do is remember your master password. This is the password you use to unlock the password manager.

The process of using a password manager is very simple and is worth the time adding all your accounts.

Tip Two: Stay Up to Date

Keeping your computer/phone/tablet is important. Bugs and security patches can be released if a bug is found.

To stop hackers or viruses from taking advantage of these old software bugs. Please keep your devices up to date.

Tip Three: Two Factor Authentication

This is the process of when you sign in to your account. A code will be sent to your phone. You then have to enter this code into the login form. This proves that it is you that is logging in to the website.

This is important because if you receive a code and you are not logging into the account. You know someone is trying their luck, so can investigate what is going on. This acts as a second line of defence to your account and data.

If someone has your password they still will not be able to login into your account. This is because they will not know the code which has been sent to you.

Please turn on two-factor authentication on all your accounts where possible.

These are my three little tips to staying a bit safer online. I hope you find them useful.

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