Category: FixMeStick Blog

How to Secure Yourself this Holiday Season, Part 1: How to Keep Your Email Secure

Each year, thousands of email accounts are compromised due to poor security, and with the holidays just around the corner, scammers are gearing up to cheat you out of your personal and financial information using any methods at their disposal. Whether it’s through email scams or planting malware onto your computer, scammers are constantly finding ways to steal your information.

Instead of falling victim to scams this holiday season, here are 6 tips on how you can make sure your email account is as secure as it can be.

Multi-Factor Authentication and Why It’s a Cybersecurity Essential

When it comes to your passwords, everyone knows the do’s and don’ts of maintaining basic online security: keep your password at least 8 characters long, include some numbers and symbols – it’s pretty straightforward, but it’s not the only thing you can do for your cybersecurity.

There are several ways in which cybercriminals are able to get your passwords. Whether it be through malware, stealing, or simply guessing, cybercriminals are getting better and better at cracking your codes. This is where multi-factor authentication comes in!