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It’s time to stop using services that force you to use SMS-based two-factor authentication | By Jerry Hildenbrand Android Central
You should be using two-factor authentication on every single online account you have. It doesn’t matter how rich or how famous you are (though the rich and famous should probably do even more to secure their identities) because everyone has something of value hidden in their online accounts. Companies like Google and Facebook offer everything for free because our online data is so valuable.
A Hacker Got All My Texts for $16 – By Joseph Cox VICE
A gaping flaw in SMS lets hackers take over phone numbers in minutes by simply paying a company to reroute text messages.
Why You Shouldn’t Use Your Web Browser’s Password Manager – By Chris Hoffman How-To Geek
We recommend using a password manager like 1Password, LastPass, or Bitwarden. But modern web browsers have built-in password managers, so why install a different one? There are many good reasons to avoid your web browser’s built-in tool.
Browser Password Managers: Threat Models – By textslashplain.com
All major browsers have a built-in password manager. So we should use them, right?
Mastering your password manager: 5 must-know tips – By goodgearguide.com.au
If you aren’t using a password manager yet, you really need to start, because protecting online accounts has never been more important. To take just one example, a personal email account now contains years of not only correspondence, but also purchase histories, travel plans, and links to other key accounts, including credit cards and banks.
How to Securely Shop Online: 8 Tips to Protect Yourself – By Marshall Gunnell How-To Geek
Cybercrime is an epidemic. In the U.S. alone, nearly half a million complaints are filed about it each year, according to the FBI—and that’s just what’s reported. Here’s how you can stay safe and avoid becoming a statistic.
How to Back Up All of Your Google Data – By Lifehacker
It’s more than likely you’ll live happily with your Google account until such time as Jeeves comes back from the dead to reassert dominance in the search market (forever, in other words). However, I’ve encountered a few weird instances lately of Google deleting users’ accounts without rhyme or reason, leaving them unable to access what they’d stored on Google’s services (a lot) and with no real resources to get it back.