Security Habits You Should Be Incorporating
How to minimize the access others have to your information.
You may be able to easily identify those who may get physical access to your devices - family members, roommates, coworkers, people in your immediate vicinity, etc. But, what about those who have the capability to gain remote access to your devices that you don't know?
As long as your device is connected to the internet, it is possible for someone to access your information. However, you can greatly reduce your risk by developing habits that make it more difficult.
Here is Tip #1 of our 8 Days of Keeping You Cyber Safe.
Create a strong password
Passwords are used for almost everything you use; social media, technological devices, online shopping, and the list could go on and on. With so many passwords, they become reused so we do not forget them, then they become leaked and now a computer criminal has access to all of your information. Scary, right?
Your first step to making sure your information is kept safe, is downloading a password generator, such as, Bitwarden. "Bitwarden is a free and open-source password management service that stores sensitive information such as website credentials in an encrypted vault. The Bitwarden platform offers a variety of client applications including a web interface, desktop applications, browser extensions, mobile apps, and a command-line interface." Not only will Bitwarden help you succeed in creating strong custom passwords but they will also store them for you in a secure place!
So join us on our 8 Days of Keeping You Cyber Safe by taking the first step and follow along for tip #2 tomorrow!