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June 26, 2021 - BY Admin

5 Things Not To Do Online

Don’t Use the same password for multiple sites


Passwords used to be so easy. Your pet bunny was named “Pinky,” so that became your password. Nowadays, passwords look more like JaYW1x%BuUnZ#. Even if you could remember this gobbledygook, do you really want to dream up more than one password that looks like this? Security is vital these days, and complex passwords are the way to go. But there is a simple way to remember good passwords that are also unique to each site.


Don’t Sync your social media accounts


It happens all the time. You have a dozen tabs open in your browser and accidentally close the wrong one. You could open up your browser’s history and reopen the tab from there, or you can do it with a couple of keystrokes.

Hit Ctrl+Shift+T on your PC or Command+Shift+T on your Mac to automatically reopen the tab you just closed.


Don’t Save Payment Information Online


Entering in your payment information each time is a pain. But, it’s way easier than dealing with a hacked bank account. Or big purchases you’ll soon regret. Or even canceling that not-so-free trial. Better to deal with the inconvenience upfront.


Don’t skip Two-factor authentication


Don't let the fancy name “two-factor authentication” throw you. It just means that to log in to your account, you need two ways to prove you are who you say you are. It's like the bank or DMV asking for two forms of ID.

Most major services and companies, such as Amazon, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Apple, offer two-factor authentication. It’s essential to set up.

This way, no one can access your account if your password is compromised. Some sites ask for your cell number, so they can text supplemental access codes if a password reset is enacted. You can also get alerts every time your account is accessed from an unfamiliar browser or device.


Don’t save passwords on your web browser


Passwords are known to be the bane of many users’ existence because they’re one of the only ways we have to secure our accounts.

But these accounts are frequently compromised.

When you allow a web browser like Chrome, Firefox, or Safari to store passwords, you’re putting your network security at risk.

How easy it is to view passwords in modern web browsers, is a very good reason why you should never allow a web browser to remember your passwords

On Linux, the Chrome browser will allow users to view saved logins, even without requiring a user password.