10 Easy Ways to Protect Your Account from Hackers

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Hackers are getting more and more aggressive. Almost all platforms, all accounts, and software can be hacked. How do you protect yourself really from these hackers’ skyrocketing game? Here are 10 easy ways you can’t go wrong with:

1.Enable your firewall.

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This effectively counters keyloggers. Firewalls monitor your device’s online activity and detect suspicious actions.

2. Use a password manager.

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Since password managers automatically fill out your forms, keyloggers can’t steal your log-ins because they can only do that when you’re actually keying them in.

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3.Switch to a stronger password.

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Do not use just one case of letters. Use both upper and lower cases when creating passwords. Throw in a number and if possible, a punctuation or any other keyboard character.

4.Go for a longer password.

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Did you know that it takes about two years to crack a 12-character-long password? Sometimes length is stronger than complexity, time-wise.

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5.Regularly change passwords.

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In general, it’s ideal to change your account passwords every three months. So you don’t miss it, use your calendar’s reminder feature.

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