Becoming technologically dependent is an almost unavoidable hazard of living in the modern world. The PC you are reading this post with is probably the most important (and least appreciated) piece of technology in your life. And, like other significant aspects of our lives (grandparents, dental health, houseplants), we often neglect the care and upkeep those things we will really miss when they’re gone.
The holiday season is fast approaching and more people than ever are purchasing gifts for friends and family online. Unfortunately, ’tis also the season for online crime, and cybercriminals are on the lookout for ways to interfere with your online shopping. Whether it’s your smartphone, tablet, or computer, you need to protect your personal information in order to shop safely and securely online.
Most users have passwords that are combinations of a family name, pet, or hobby paired with numbers from a PIN code, or birthday. Using familiar elements makes passwords easier to remember, but also much easier for hackers to guess, hack, and steal. Also, most passwords don’t get changed often enough; this makes it easier for users to become victims of identity theft.
Passwords keep our precious data and information safe and secure online, making it more important than ever to ensure your passwords remain known only to you. In this Two Minute Miracles video, Geek Squad Agents Daniel Campbell and Gerald “Chip” Underwood provide password tips, including things to avoid and ways to make your password even more secure.