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Beyond relying on a password alone

Most users are using easy to guess passwords. Complicating this further is using the same password across all your online accounts. This could be for your personal e-mail, social media and other online accounts. This increases the risk for a talented hacker to crack your password! We recommend you change and start using a password structure that makes it harder for a malicious user to crack or guess. You can do this by ensuring your password is at least twelve characters long with a mix of upper-case letters, symbols, numbers and lower-case letters.

Relying on the password alone still leaves room for exploitation due to human error. This is why you need to take it a notch higher and add an extra layer of security by using an authenticator app. This adds an extra layer for use verification by generating a onetime based number code for you to use every time you log onto your account. Authenticator apps are free to use and they work. All you have to do is choose your authenticator app, download to your device, follow the easy to setup instructions and you are good to go!

Some of the authenticator apps you can choose from (in no particular order) are:

  • Aegis Authenticator
  • Google Authenticator
  • Microsoft Authenticator
  • Duo Mobile
  • Authy