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How to avoid being hacked

1.Create complex passwords. Your passwords to access your accounts on apps or websites should consist of a combination of numbers, upper- and lower-case letters, and special characters that is difficult to guess.


2.Use a password manager. Password managers store and auto-fill your credentials for different sites, allowing you to create a complex and unique password for each site without having to worry about entering the password itself more than once. While you should absolutely keep track of your passwords on your own as well, a password manager will help make your device much more secure.


3.Change your passwords often. In addition to keeping your password a secret, you should change the passwords on your various accounts and devices at least once every six months


4.Use two-factor authentication. Two-factor authentication requires you to enter a code sent to you in a text message or another service to access your account after you enter your user name and password. This makes it more difficult for a hacker to access your information, even if they are able to crack your passwords.


5.Avoid using the correct answer for security questions. When making security questions, don't make the answer to them the correct answer. Hackers can find out your mother’s maiden name or what street you grew up on easily. Instead, make the answers incorrect, or even better, make them like passwords and don't base the answers on the questions at all.


6.Log out of accounts when you're done with them. Simply closing the browser window isn't always enough, so make sure you click (or tap) on your account name and select log out to manually sign out of your account and remove your login credentials from the sites.

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