Shore Up your Accounts

Attackers may try to access your accounts to find potentially embarrassing data and share it publicly. Strengthen your email, social media, and cloud accounts, your bank accounts, your chat apps, and your websites in two steps: creating strong passwords and setting up multi- or two-factor authentication.   

Passwords & Password Managers

Common passwords aren’t just “123456”, “ qwerty” or even the smart-looking ”1q2w3e.” The most common password format consists of 4-8 letters + 2-4 numbers + !, or a first initial, middle name and the year, or “Slea2010!” 

Two- and Multi-Factor Authentication (2FA)

Two- or multi-factor authentication (2FA/MFA) is a method in which a user is granted access to an account or application only after successfully presenting two or more pieces of evidence of ownership. The method requires some combination of: something you know, something you have, and something you are. 

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