Hello, I would think these may be obvious but I feel I should point these out.
- Long passwords with numbers and symbols will help protect you from being cracked. ex. JayddkoL2#45^^31
- Set up 2FA. If someone manages to access your account and you have a secure code for your phone you will be notified as soon as someone tries to access your account. This can be a godsend if you are the target of an attack.
- Don’t use easy security question answers. If the question is for example: what is your mothers maiden name? Perhaps try using something completely unrelated as a password so that if someone knows basic info on you they can’t use it to guess your questions.
- Set up a PIN to be used over the phone rather than voice confirmation. Sometimes when you call the bank they just assume your voice is your voice when it could be Joe from nextdoor calling because he got your mail. If you have a pin only you will know it and can give it when it’s asked. Which brings us to #5.
- Set up a PO BOX so that your mail is always locked somewhere secure rather than delivered to your home. Mail theft is becoming more and more common as social engineering can be done with even little bits of info, so if your mail is safe. There is a good chance you are too, or at-least on the road to be.
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