Password Protection Advice from SmallBusiness.com

This post is part of the series, SmallBusiness.com Guide to Business Computer and Tech Security: Advice, alerts and information about digital security threats faced by small businesses. You can browse other posts in the series below.

  1. Lynda.com Alerts 9.1 Million Users After 55,000 Accounts Are Breached | December 2016

  2. What Does HTTPS Mean? And Why a Small Business Website Needs the ‘S’

  3. Yahoo Security Breach is Another Reminder of Why Password Protection is Critical to Your Business

  4. Homeland Security Tips for Choosing Harder to Hack Passwords

  5. Passwords Are Stolen Everyday; How to Protect Yours From Being One of Them

  6. How to Recognize and Avoid an Attempt to Crack Your Two-Step Verification Passwords

  7. How Voice Recognition Software is Being Used to Detect Cyber Criminals

  8. How to Avoid a New Cyber Attack Attempting to Access Small Business Bank  Funds

  9. Seven Resolutions for 2016 That Will Help Protect Your Small Business Computers

  10. Top Ten Free Antivirus Utilities For Your Small Business | 2016

  11. Most Small Businesses Have No Cyber Attack Response Plan

  12. If Your Business Bank Account Gets Hacked, Your Bank May Blame You

  13. Why You Should Still Use a Password Management System, Even if You Heard One Was ‘Hacked’

  14. Advice From Google on Avoiding Scams Directed at Small Businesses

  15. More Tips for Actively Managing Your Passwords

  16. What Small Business Customers Should Know and Do About the JPMorgan Chase Cyberattack

  17. How Hackers Use ‘Social Engineering’ and How to Prevent It

  18. Ten Tips From the FCC for Improving Your Small Business Cyber Security

  19. Password Protection Advice from SmallBusiness.com

  20. Ebay Asks 145 Million Users to Change Passwords

  21. What is Two-Step Verification and Why You Should Start Using Them

  22. How (and Why) to Use a Password Management Application

  23. How to Reduce the Odds of Being Hacked While Using Public Wifi

Late Tuesday, the New York Times reported that a Russian crime ring has amassed 1.2 billion username and password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses. This major security breach of 420,000 websites, both large and small, underscores the critical importance for every small business to actively and continuously take measures for employee username and password protection. Below is a roundup of helpful advice and how-tos shared on SmallBusiness.com during the past few months that can help you review your options. Doing nothing is not an option:

Ways to Protect Your Company’s Online Accounts

An overview of internet-related security risks at a small business and steps to take to combat them. (Link)

How (and Why) to Use a Password Management Application

A lock on your front door doesn’t do you any good if you keep the key under the mat. The best security on the web won’t protect you if you have the same bad password on every site you visit. (Link)

What is Two-Step Password Verification and Why You Should Start Using Them

It’s incredibly easy and fast to use a two-step verification method to protect your online accounts. Here’s how they work and why you should use them. (Link)

How to Reduce the Odds of Being Hacked While Using Public Wifi

Getting in a solid work session at the local coffee shop may be a tempting idea, but it has its risks. Here are ways to keep from being hacked while using a public wifi network. (Link)

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(via: NYTimes.com)