- December 4th, 2013
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Our personal email accounts enable us to send and receive messages instantly with people all around the world. While we primarily use our email accounts for communications purposes, many of us use it to sign up for accounts such as online banking, online shopping, social networks, and even alternative email accounts. But have you considered the possibility that your personal email account could be the weakest link? By “weakest link”, we mean that a compromised email account could potentially result in the accounts connected to it being compromised too. That’s why it’s important to address email security from the get go.
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If you’re an employee or someone who is looking for an employer, you likely have a LinkedIn account. Your LinkedIn account not only connects you other employees and employers, but it also contains personal information about your education, work history, and other contact information like home address, phone number, etc…
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Our email accounts contain a ton of information about ourselves. We sign up for bank accounts, buy things online, and communicate with others using our email addresses. And the only thing keeping the attackers out is the strength of our passwords.
No matter how complex the passwords are, they are not foolproof. The attackers have cracking tools at their disposal and other tricks to get access to our accounts. Two-factor authentication prevents attackers from getting in even when they’ve gotten our passwords.
Continue Reading… How to Turn on Two-factor Authentication for Your Email Accounts
- July 31st, 2013
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Account hijacking is a big problem on Facebook, where attackers manage to guess—or brute-force—your passwords. Two-factor authentication can help make it harder for criminals to take over your account.
When attackers breach the account, the end goal may be just to send spam or to trick your friends into clickjacking scams. The attacker may also be using Facebook as a stepping stone to other attacks. Regardless, it makes sense to protect your account with something a bit stronger than just passwords.
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