Passwords & Securing Your Accounts
Passwords are like keys to your personal home online. You should do everything you can prevent people from gaining access to your password. You can also further secure your accounts by using additional authentication methods.Passwords
Passwords can be inconvenient, but they’re important if you want to keep your information safe.
Protecting your personal information starts with STOP. THINK. CONNECT.: take security precautions, think about the consequences of your actions online and enjoy the Internet with peace of mind. Here are some simple ways to secure your accounts through better password practices.
Other Ways to Secure an Account
Typing a username and password into a website isn't the only way to identify yourself on the web services you use.
Over time, more websites will be adopting multi-factor authentication. In some cases, the services may be available but are not required.Many email services offer two-step verification on an opt-in basis. Ask your financial institution, email provider and other online services if they offer multi-factor authentication or additional ways to verify your identity.