Here's a few tips to keep yourself safe while using the web and cloud software for business or personal use.
Always use 2-step verification
From your social media to your online banking, make every account 10x safer by adding 2-step verification (aka 2-Factor Auth). Most platforms offer multiple login verification options—like sending unique codes via text message, email, or authenticator app. You can maximize security with an authenticator app... Get quick-expiring codes generated right on your device for safer, faster login verification.
Any account with a weak password can be hacked in seconds. Create passwords that prevent cyber attacks.
12 characters and up A longer, complex password is a stronger one. Use minimum 12-character passwords with upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters. The sentence method Make a memorable password based on a simple sentence. For example, use the first two letters of each word: Never Forget Your Password Again! = NeFoYoPaAg! One password per account Create unique passwords for every account, from your email to your social media, and use a password manager to keep them all in one place. We suggest Google Chrome's password manager.
Roles and permissions
When you use collaborative online or cloud-based software, or add contributors to your website, do not share your username and password. Instead, you can control access to sensitive information by using roles and permissions.
Deﬁne roles On your Wix site, for example, you can assign limited roles to Writers, Designers, Office Managers, and more. Limit backend access Customize permissions for any platform or software you use, so employees and collaborators only access information and perform actions required for their work. Protect your privacy By limiting access, you can prevent sensitive data and information from being leaked or stolen.