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Here’s how to wrangle your passwords without going crazy – By Sean Captain fastcompany.com
Marriott. Exactis. Under Armour. The list of online breaches marches on. You can’t prevent corporations from bungling security and leaking your data. But taking extra care with your logins can minimize the damage. Some best practices are obvious: For instance, you shouldn’t use the same username and password for multiple sites, lest hackers who break into one account can access others. And if you don’t store information–such as credit card numbers–in the first place, it can’t be breached.
Better password protections in Chrome – How it works – By security.googleblog.com
Don't Wait for Microsoft to Reset Your Account's Password – By lifehacker.com
Microsoft’s decision to reset the passwords of 44 million accounts, is actually a good thing. If your account is affected, thank Father Gates, because Microsoft is alerting you to the fact that it searched a database of more than three billion leaked accounts and found information belonging to yours.
What’s the Best Way to Back Up My Computer? – By Chris Hoffman howtogeek.com
Everyone loses data at some point in their lives. Your computer’s hard drive could fail tomorrow, ransomware could hold your files hostage, or a software bug could delete your important files. If you’re not regularly backing up your computer, you could lose those files forever.
What to Do Before (and After) Your Phone Is Stolen – By Andrew Heinzman howtogeek.com
Millions of phones are stolen every year, and there’s a chance yours could be one of them. But it doesn’t have to be—you can make your phone theftproof! We’ll show you how, and what you should do if your phone is stolen.
LastPass: Password security for your family in 2018 – By dottotech youtube.com Video
How to Use OneDrive’s “Personal Vault” to Secure Your Files – By Chris Hoffman howtogeek.com
Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud storage service now includes a “Personal Vault” for your sensitive files. These files are encrypted and protected with additional two-factor verification, even when they’re synced to your Windows 10 PC.
Wyze’s New Subscription Plan Keeps Your Video Going for $1.49 a Month – By Josh Hendrickson reviewgeek.com
Wyze, the company behind the best and cheapest Wi-Fi cameras on the market, is taking the wraps off its first subscription service today. For $1.49 a month, Wyze Cams gain continuous recording, as opposed to limited 12-second clips. You can also try the service for free for two weeks before committing—no credit card required.
The best password managers for 2019 and how to use them – By Clifford Colby cnet.com
No more struggling to come up with clever, cryptic passwords that you have a hard time remembering. With a secure and easy-to-use password manager, you can manage your login credentials across all your devices, keeping your passwords secure, automatically filling in forms, and syncing your data across MacOS, Windows, Android phones, iPads, iPhones and more.
Roboform Everywhere review: Solid password security – By Michael Ansaldo pcworld.comOne of the earliest password managers, Roboform Everywhere doesn’t quite have the cachet that its longevity would suggest. Despite its age, it lacks much of the polish and sophistication of products like LastPass and Keeper. But its relative simplicity makes it good option for newbies or user who want get a better handle on their passwords without too much complexity.
Why you should never reuse a password – By Mir Ubaid tomsguide.com4
Are you one of those people? You know, the ones who use the same password for almost every website? You've heard that's a bad idea, but you think you're secure, right?
10 Easy Steps to Better iPhone and iPad Security – By Tim Brookes howtogeek.com
There’s a good chance you spend more time interacting with the online world on your smartphone than any other device. Let’s take a look at how you can up your iPhone and iPad security game.
Why You Should Ditch Google Authenticator for Authy (for Two-Factor Authentication) – By Khamosh Pathak guidingtech.com
Google is pushing two-factor authentication really hard. And that’s great news. The problem is that Google Authenticator for Android is an abomination (and I’m not even using hyperbole here). It’s still using Holo interface. That’s now 2 generations old. What hurts even more is the fact that Google Authenticator for iPhone was upgraded recently with Material Design.
Authy vs LastPass Authenticator: Which 2FA App Should You Use – By Gaurav Bidasaria guidingtech.com
As privacy concerns continue to rise, the use of two-factor authentication (2FA) apps is now a necessity. Apart from Google and Microsoft, a handful of players are offering their 2FA apps packed with new and innovative features. Authy and LastPass Authenticator are quickly rising the popularity charts among the 2FA apps.
You're Probably Doing 2FA Wrong: Here's the Right Way – By Paul Wagenseil Tom's Guide
The most common method for two-factor authentication is texted codes, but it's also the least secure.
Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Dropbox and many other online services offer two-factor authentication (2FA) as an option to protect your account.
With 2FA enabled, it's much harder for a crook to break into your account, even if he or she knows or can guess your password, because the crook will be missing that crucial second factor that only you possess. We at Tom's Guide urge our readers to enable 2FA whenever they can.