Five Free and Easy Tips to Stay Safe on the Internet
Think about all the important information you have on the Internet: your bank account, bills, taxes, and medical records... And all that protects your online accounts is a password! You definitely need strong passwords for all your online accounts. But remembering a strong password is really annoying so thankfully there’s an easy alternative: use a password vault. Password vaults help you generate different random passwords for your online accounts that can be accessed with a master password. There are free services available and the best options are KeePass, 1Password, LastPass, and Dashlane. They each operate differently so take a look and decide which is best for you. Some offer premium services for a fee (LastPass costs $12.00/month, Dashlane is $39.99/month, and 1Password is $57.99). But the free versions are still effective and easy to use!
Some things are too important to use just a password, like your bank account. You should use Two-Step Authentication whenever possible in your email, online banking, and social media accounts. This provides an extra layer of security by asking you verification question or sending a message to your phone. Remember to make your questions difficult to answer, just like your password and never tell anyone your answers.