- Think before you click.
If you receive an email and you’re unsure who it’s from, or if the email looks “phishy,” do not respond and do not click on any links or open any attachments found in that email.
Attackers often send fraudulent email and text messages, referred to as phishing, in order to trick individuals into providing information such as usernames and passwords, or to download malware.
- Use Two-Factor Verification (2FV).
2FV increases your security by enabling strong authentication tools, such as biometrics or a unique one-time code sent to your phone or mobile device.
At least 15 billion passwords are for sale on the Dark Web. A second method of authentication provides extra protection even if a username and password is compromised.
- Download a password manager.
Use password managers to generate and remember different, complex passwords for each of your accounts.
Duplicating passwords or using common passwords is a gift to hackers. If one account is compromised, a hacker will typically try the same username and password combination on other websites.
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