You can get a Microsoft account for free, but that doesn't begin to describe its value, especially if you use that account for crucial email and cloud storage. Follow these seven steps to establish a solid baseline of security and protect that account from intruders.
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Want to avoid having your online accounts hacked? Enable two-factor authentication, a crucial security measure that requires an extra step when signing in to high-value services. In this post, I explain how to set up 2FA and which accounts to focus on first.
Notification e-mails from social networking sites like Facebook can be dangerous; if you're fooled by a phisher, you can click your way into big trouble. Here are four Facebook notifications that arrived in my e-mail inbox recently. Can you tell which are real and which are fake?
Every major browser on every platform includes built-in password management features. Is it safe to use these tools? More importantly, is it smart?
Yesterday, tech sites went full Chicken Little over a Windows 10 feature that allows you to share your wireless connection without having to give away your Wi-Fi password. If only those alarmists had actually used the feature first...
If you live in Gmail and other Google services, your Google account is one of your most valuable online assets. Follow these seven steps to establish a solid baseline of Google account security and protect that account from intruders.
The single most important security precaution you can take with high-value online accounts is to enable a mobile device as a secondary identity factor. Which authenticator app should you choose? The correct answer might involve multiple apps.
Adding a hardware key as an additional authentication factor for online services is a great way to ratchet up your security. But be prepared for a bit of a learning curve and some frustration, especially on mobile devices.
After a wait of nearly two months, Yubico has finally released an app that adds strong hardware authentication for unlocking Windows 10 PCs.