How To Protect Your Accounts From Hackers
As both your personal life and your small business become more integrated with and dependent upon the internet and computers, security naturally becomes more of a concern. If securing you person and small business proprietary accounts was only a half concern of yours, then the recent string of online hacking these past two weeks should be a big wake up call. One of the most popular cases was how this weekend, a group of hackers cracked just one password that a writer for Gizmodo had for iTunes and his iPad and were from this able to wipe out years’ work of his work on all of his devices and computers. To help protect you and your small business, B2C offers some advice:
What can you do to protect yourself and your company from hackers?
It’s great to hear that companies are taking the security of our private information and access to our accounts more seriously, but it shouldn’t end there. There are steps that you should be taking to protect yourself as well.
Here are 5 simple steps that you should take to protect both your and your company’s different online accounts:
- Use two-factor authentication for Gmail
- Keep your WordPress and other platforms updated and current at all times
- Use different passwords for each of your different accounts
- Try not to cross-link important accounts
- Back up your data daily
What communication strategy should you have in place in case you ever find yourself in a hacked situation?
If you wake up one morning to discover that your Twitter or Facebook account has been hacked, here are 4 steps that you should take immediately in order to communicate quickly and swiftly with your audience:
- Issue a statement immediately from your other social media accounts, and from the hacked account if possible. Within this statement...
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Source - B2C