The Password Problem: How To Use 2FA To Improve Your Online Security
ZDNet, May 7th, 2020
May 17, 2020,
Volume 266, Issue 2

Want to avoid having your online accounts hacked?

Ed Bott writes in ZDNet, "Enable two-factor authentication, a crucial security measure that requires an extra step when signing in to high-value services. In this post, I explain how to set up 2FA and which accounts to focus on first.

You are one data breach away from having your entire online life turned upside down. The problem is passwords, which are hopelessly fragile ways to secure valuable resources.

Don't be lulled into a false sense of security by the belief that creating a longer, more complex, harder-to-guess password will somehow make you safer online. You can create a password that is so long and complex it takes you five minutes to type, and it will do nothing to protect you if the service where you use that password stores it improperly and then has their server breached. It regularly happens..."

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