Account Security

How Do Accounts Get Compromised?

These are the three most common ways:

  1. You give someone access to your account (your password) and they misuse or share it.
  2. Phishing: Tricking you into logging in to a fake site that looks like the real one, but actually steals your login info.
  3. Scams: Tricking you into giving your login info. For example, by promising free stuff.
  4. Social Engineering: Finding out the answers to your recovery questions.
  5. You have an easy-to-guess password.

How Can I Protect My Account?

  1. Don't give others your login info. If they must get access, log them in yourself, watch them while they're using the account, and log them out when they're done.
  2. [Phishing] Always check what site you are on before you type your password. Look at the URL in your browser's address bar. Is it the URL of the site you thought you were on?
  3. [Scams] See #1: Don't give out your login info. Period.
  4. [Social Engineering] Think before you share personal info online. Only share a minimum of personal information, with as few people as possible.
  5. Use strong passwords.

Use Master Password for passwords

Strong passwords can be hard to remember, especially when you have a lot of different ones. But the best security practices say you should do exactly that! Master password makes that easy: all you need to do is remember your name and one master password, and Master Password will take care of the rest.