Today, we want faster access to online information.
Websites that load instantly. Handling our banking needs in a few clicks.
And that’s just scratching the surface.
But in order to safeguard your online information, throw this out the window.
Don’t simply scan this blog, because it contains valuable learning on a way to frustrate hackers.
Good Password Protection Apps
Two-factor authentication (2FA) has enjoyed widespread adoption. Not just in the business world, but also by individuals.
It was developed to strengthen password protection.
Two of the most secure choices:
- Hardware keys
- Password protect apps
Hardware-based options send a unique one-time password to another device. Which makes this the most defended pick.
Applications that use time-based, one-time passwords (TOTP) are your second best bet.
Here’s a great article with private, open-source options for both.
SMS (short-message-service) and email-based authentication is more exposed to social engineering hacks. That’s why they don’t make the list.
Helpful Tip for Extra Password Protection
One note about unverified 2FA apps. Don’t use them.
We suppose that’s more of a statement. And it’s an important one.
Reason being spammers are using fake apps they place on Apple’s App Store to fool users.
Here’s how to avoid them.
Before you download:
- Make sure publisher and developer information is easy to find online
- Check app reviews for any red flags
You should be vetting every app you add to your devices, but especially in this case.
Next, we’ll look at some major news from the password protection side of cybersecurity.
Is LastPass Secure?
As a password protection app, LastPass boasts 33 million users. That number will likely change soon.
And not in a way the company is hoping for.
The responsible party? A headline currently circulating across the web that states, “LastPass security breach.”
During the last part of 2022, hackers gained access to basic customer data.
- Loss of trust from the public
- Rethinking processes and best practices
Both of which will cost LastPass significant resources in both time and money.
Personalizing This News
And what does it do for you, the end user? Maybe there’s a feeling of uncertainty.
You could be unsure where to turn after this major password protector was hacked. Twice.
We don’t share this to alarm you. That’s not our intent.
Instead, our goal is to create empowered and shrewd individuals. Who won’t be taken advantage of by bad actors.
Combining your knowledge with our expertise is a two-tiered approach to peace of mind.
Let’s wrap up.
Cyber Team U.S. Protecting Families and Individuals
Cybersecurity protection is necessary in our digital age. But it doesn’t need to be expensive or difficult to manage.
And if it comes with industry-leading security, even better.
We proudly serve our customers as a U.S. cyber team.
Veteran-owned, our services are performed by various vendors. Add to that multiple suppliers.
And the result you get is a decreased risk of compromised passwords!
We offer a cybersecurity protection plan for freelancers, families, and others seeking a better choice than big-box companies.
Two-factor methods we support include:
- Face ID
- U2F security keys
Take the first step to safeguard your online activity and also that of your loved ones!