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7 Ways To Protect Your Password From Criminals, No 4 Is Very Important

Date: 1/08/2022


Here are seven ways to keep your identity and passwords safe from a huge loss. Photo from Unsplash. 


Here are seven ways to keep your identity and passwords safe from a huge loss. 

Here are seven tips that will help you protect your identity and passwords so that you stay safe and don't lose a lot of money. 


WHY YOU SHOULD PROTECT YOUR IDENTITY AND PASSWORDS 


Losses from cyber fraud are huge. They will always have an effect on consumers. So, as consumers, we need to use our power by being as careful online as we are in the real world. Most cybercrime is caused by a simple mistake: people use the same password over and over again. So, keeping your name and passwords safe can keep you from losing a lot of money. 


Dan Thornton, CEO of GoldPhish, a cyber security awareness training platform, said, "It won't happen to me" is one of the most dangerous things to think when it comes to cybersecurity. 


Thornton says that too often, we don't know enough about cybersecurity and identity protection, or we don't care. We are also unaware of our potential contribution to the spiralling costs of rampant cybercrime. 


"The things that cyber predators want most are the ones that are easy to get. People who don't take basic steps to protect their digital accounts and identities are at risk. "Most cybercriminals aren't looking for rich victims, but rather ones that are easy to catch," Thornton said. 


Cyber fraud crimes are hard to deal with and hard to get over. There is also a large-scale effect that everyone feels. 


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Here are seven ways to keep your identity and passwords safe from a huge loss. Photo from Unsplash. 

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SEVEN WAYS TO KEEP YOUR NAME AND PASSWORDS SAFE 


Most of us keep track of between 40 and 80 digital passwords. This includes things like online banking, tax profiles, and investment portfolios. People who use the Internet a lot may have more than 100 online accounts that are protected by passwords. 


Thornton gives the following seven tips on how to avoid becoming a victim of cyber fraud or identity theft: 


Make a long Passphrase that is easy to remember so you can get into your password manager. A passphrase is a string of random words that you can remember. But it is long enough that hackers will have a hard time breaking it. 

Random passwords made by a machine or an algorithm should be used for all other account passwords. 

Use a trusted, encrypted app to keep track of your passwords. Don't write down your passwords or keep track of them in documents, files, or app notes that aren't encrypted. 

Always use authentication with more than one factor. You might think this extra step is a pain, but it adds a layer of protection that is important and worth the few seconds it takes. 

Don't share too much online. Identity theft is most likely to happen to people who share the most online. Protect your personal information, your money, and important documents like your passport and visa. 

Never use public wifi to log in to sensitive online accounts. One of the easiest ways for hackers to get your login information is to use a network that is not protected. Use a VPN or the 4G hotspot on your phone. 

If your security is broken or you think it might have been broken, change all your passwords right away.

https://www.thesouthafrican.com/lifestyle/seven-tips-protect-identity-passwords/

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