Online Account Security: Where to Start

In this post I will be making suggestions to the average Internet user, regarding online account security.
I will review the following:

  • Password Managers (specifically LastPass)
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • Securing all layers

Imagine this scenario. You might be just sitting there, lounging on your couch or your office chair, without a worry in the world. Suddenly your phone vibrates. You look, and you have two notifications from Gmail stating that, first, an unrecognized login took place on your account; and second, that your password was successfully changed. Wow, shouldn’t have been using that password “ilovemycat123”, huh? You don’t have to experience this. You don’t have to gamble with your online presence, your financial stability, or your social media privacy on a daily basis.

You’d be surprised how many people are out there using sub-par credentials on important websites for themselves, or even worse, their business. Of course, why would you be a target? You keep to yourself, you aren’t rich or famous by any means. Let me tell you now, that’s the type of people black-hats (hackers up to no good!) look to exploit. And sure, it gets worse as you make your way up the food chain, but you must understand, the average joe is a target of many. Continue reading “Online Account Security: Where to Start”