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Tips on Protecting Online Accounts from Breaching

In this current day and age, it is fair to say almost everyone has multiple online accounts. However, breaches continue to be a concern no matter how advanced technology gets. Business owners must prioritize keeping their data safe since a breach can signify ransomware infection, identity theft, and more.

How do you protect your online accounts from breaching? Here are some tips that might help you.

Use Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

According to this study by Microsoft, MFAs can prevent approximately 99.9% of sign-in attempts by third-party individuals. It generally uses a code sent to your phone or another secondary login requirement, so one else can access your account unless they have access to your device.

Use a Password Manager

Hackers can easily breach an unprotected Word or Excel document. That’s why we highly recommend using a password manager. A password manager can help you store your account passwords in an encrypted and secure way. Creating a strong password to access these documents adds even more security.

Adjust Privacy & Security Settings

Take your time and review the privacy and security settings on your accounts. Adjust the necessary settings to help secure your data, so no hackers may be able to breach it.

Use Leaked Passwords Alert

Any website with your password saved could be compromised even when you use strong passwords. A leaked passwords alert can help you quickly respond once someone tries to log into your account. Browsers like Chrome and Edge allow you to enable this alert, prompting you to change your password as soon as possible.

Don’t Enter Passwords While Using Public Wi-Fi.

Hackers like to monitor public hotspots and Wi-Fi. When using a public network, ensure not to enter your passwords, credit card numbers, or any private information that can be stolen or hacked. The best solution is to turn off your Wi-Fi and use your data connection.

Use a Device Security Tool

Utilizing an antivirus/anti-malware app, keeping your software and OS up to date, and applying phishing protection techniques (such as email and DNS filtering) are some steps that can prevent an online account breach from happening.

The Best Solution for Breaching

Here at BetterWorld Technology, we offer customized products to help your business keep moving forward without any breaches. From providing better cybersecurity for your business to managing IT services and telecom solutions, our team at BetterWorld Technology can do it all.

It doesn’t matter if you are a big company or a small growing business; if you're in Chicago or anywhere else in the United States and require assistance with your Managed Services, contact us to learn more.



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