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When you lock the door at night you don’t just lock the handle, you lock the handle AND deadbolt. Your password should be the same. Once you have mastered the art of creating passwords, the next step is to check your protection. Consider implementing an extra step to protect yourself. Set up your deadbolt (security) by creating two-factor authentication when logging in. This can be as simple as having a text sent to your phone with a code. The additional security step could be the difference between your sensitive information hacked or keeping it secure. 

To implement the added layer of security, simply look for the keywords “multi factor authentication” in your account settings. Follow the steps from there! If biometric security (aka using your fingerprint to sign in) is an option, we suggest using it. By using touch ID or facial recognition ID, you gain another advantage to protecting your accounts by just being yourself! Apple’s Face ID analyzes over 30,000 invisible dots to create a depth map of your face and also captures an infrared image of your face. Talk about advanced technology! 

It will take some getting used to at first, but two factor authentication is a unique way to keep your passwords and account information extra secure. 

Now for the fun part. Take a look at the passwords you are using currently. Do they follow the above steps or are they easy to hack? If not, start with the first step, password strength. Utilize specific websites that test the strength of your passwords. After that, continue down the list. It is a long process but worth it in the end. Need some guidance? Essential IT Services can help integrate the above password security measures into your day to day whether it is business or personal. Call us today to learn more!

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