Online accounts and password security

Guns

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Some guidence to help you stay safe on the internet.

So what to do if you think your account has been compromised?
  • Go to each website you have an account with and want to protect (I recommend all email and online storage plus any account that holds real and valuable data on you such as purcahsing data or name and address) and change your password, then log out of the website.
  • Delete you browser caches, cookies and history on all devices once you have logged out of all the accounts you care about.
  • Get a good password manager - recommend LastPass
  • Change all passwords to unique long and complex with the password manager (I have no idea what my passwords are).
  • If you can't change the password or access your accounts you will need to go through password re-sets and such like. You may need help if this is the case - ask on the forums there are plenty of experts in the field on this site.
Good Cyber Secuirty
NEVER USE THE SAME LOG IN AND PASSWORD ACROSS ACCOUNTS

  • Get a password manager and have long, complex passwords and unique logins if you can.
  • Use two factor authentification for all accounts that allow it.
  • Consider creatating several email accounts across GMail, Outlook etc and use them as the log in for the sites you care the most about. Should you get hacked, you limit the damage.
  • Consider having a recovery email account with long, complex password and two factor (Outlook or Gmail works well). You use this for account recovery only.
  • I run an email account through 1and1 which is my own domain name. For example I own the domain "phrase/name.com". From that I can have any front name to the @ - ie [email protected] and recieve the emails forwarded to an email acount I access all the time. I have a unique log in for every account. For double protection add numbers to the front word - it is all saved to my password manager so I don't care. I'm a geek so what can you do.
NEVER USE THE SAME LOG IN AND PASSWORD ACROSS ACCOUNTS
 
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