Safety Measures for your Online Accounts
Account breaching is very common nowadays, especially in the business sector. There is a price for each type of account. That’s why BetterWorld Technology recommends that business owners — especially those in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, and more — keep their accounts safe from hacking.
How do you increase your online account’s cybersecurity? Here’s what you can do.
Use a Multi-factor Authentication
A multi-factor authentication (MFA) system can help raise your account’s security by sending a second requirement before you can log in. This comes in a generated code sent to the phone number you will use to log in to your account. According to Microsoft, MFA can prevent 99.9% of account hacking.
Use a Password Manager
Sometimes, we save our passwords and other important information to unsecured documents. This will allow hackers to hack these unsecured files and breach our online accounts easily.
Instead of using insecure methods, why not store your account password and credentials using a password manager? Password manager apps are encrypted and secured using a master password so that no hacker can breach them.
Adjust Your Privacy & Security Settings
To ensure that no hacker can breach your account, review and adjust your browser or tool’s privacy and security settings. Sometimes, an unprotected browser can be easily hacked by third party users.
Use a Leaked Password Alert
You can also use a leaked password alert to help you have a more secure account. These alerts will help notify you once a password of yours is leaked. For example, when someone tries to log in to your account. Whenever you’re informed, make sure to change your password immediately.
Avoid Public Wi-Fi
Public Wi-Fi is not safe. There can be a third-party user lurking behind this public Wi-Fi waiting for a person to log in to their accounts or send emails or texts with important numbers. Instead, use your pocket Wi-Fi or data connection if you want to use the internet in a public place.
Use a Good Device Security
Ensure that your device has good security to help avoid hacking. You can use an antivirus or malware app to eliminate third-party threats, update your OS or software regularly, and use email or DNS filtering when logging in to your accounts.
Increase Your Cybersecurity With Us
BetterWorld Technology believes that all businesses — big or small — should always ensure that their accounts are properly secured and safe from the hands of any hackers. Contact us today if you’re looking for an MSP that can offer you enhanced cybersecurity.