Enhancing the security of your online accounts is important for staying safe online.

  • Turn on two-factor authentication on critical accounts like email, banking and social media.
  • Secure your router by making sure it has a strong password and does not broadcast who you are through its name (e.g., “the Jones Family” or “123 Elm Street”).
  • Make better passwords by combining upper and lower case letters with numbers and symbols.
  • Make unique passwords for important accounts like email, finance and healthcare.
  • Write down your new passwords, and store them in a safe place away from your computer.
  • Check to ensure all devices are password, passcode or fingerprint protected.

Follow these tips and you’ll be well on your way to a happier, healthier IT habitat.

First published in our June 2017 IT Radix Resource newsletter