- Use a password manager
- Be wary of email
- Enable two-factor authentication
Use a password manager
A password manager will give you a unique password for each new account you create, and then help you keep track of those passwords. This is a valuable service, as it ensures that if one of your passwords gets leaked, that won’t compromise other accounts connected to you.
Be wary of email
Emails and instant messages containing files, links, and “incredible offers” are huge security risks. Be very careful not only when it comes to attached files and links, but also when asked to provide information via email. Scammers will often impersonate trusted organizations to gain access to sensitive information.
Keep in mind that if you are ever hacked or fall victim to an online scam, you may be able to recover your losses with the help of investor lawyers, as the Rosca Scarlato LLC website shows. Don’t assume that because the crime happened online you have no recourse.
Enable two-factor authentication
Two-factor authentication ensures that even if your password is compromised, your account will remain protected. And while some apps and websites will offer two-factor authentication by default, many others make that security feature optional. Turn that option on in as many of your accounts as possible.