Five Keys to Protecting Your Online Accounts

Dennis Kennedy highlights a blog post by Chris Hoffman entitled “How Attackers Actually ‘Hack Accounts’ Online and How to Protect Yourself.” Hoffman explains five key vulnerabilities and how to avoid them:

  1. Reusing Passwords, Especially Leaked Ones.
  2. Keyloggers.
  3. Social Engineering.
  4. Answering Security Questions.
  5. Email Account and Password Resets.

Lots of good advice here, with the tip on security questions particularly welcome. More on this later.


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