Yesterday WishList had their server hacked, their GoDaddy domains transferred away, and the hackers got into their PayPal account. Stu McClaren said to be sure to use the Gmail 2-step verification process. The hackers got his personal credentials through Gmail. Check his Twitter feed for updates: https://twitter.com/
So have you done the 2-step with Google? Why not? It’s easy, you can read more about the 2-step verification on Google’s site.
To ensure your information is kept as safe as possible follow the simple tips below.
- Change passwords to any and all sites you log into at least every six months, including email. Strong passwords consist of at least 9 characters, include a combination of upper and lowercase letters, number/s and a special character like $, @, #. Here’s an easy tool to create passwords: Strong Password Generator.
- Do not use the same password everywhere.
- Do not use “admin” as your username on your WordPress website.
- I also recommend Norton Internet Security or Norton 360 software.
- Do NOT surf the web without virus and malware protection.
Remember, if it’s easy for you to remember your passwords, it’s easier for a hacker.
Have fun on the web but be “strong,” be smart, and if in doubt about possible phishing or scam emails, ask your administrative assistant before clicking, opening or downloading software.