Protecting from being hacked

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“It’s easier than you think for someone to steal your password”. —Google

Your internet accounts could be your email inboxes, your cloud storages, your contact lists, your photos, or everything about you and your life.

Those could be bleached without your notice. Maybe you are using a popular password. Or maybe you are using a password everywhere.

Here come some suggested steps

  1. Use strong passwords for each service

    A really long memorable password is better than a difficult-to-remember shorter one.

  2. Enable two factor authentication of your services

    2FA code via an authenticator app is better than via email or SMS because technically, it cannot be hijacked unless you lose your device. Twilio Authy is a good, free, and multiplatform authenticator app.

  3. Use a password manager

    Get peace of mind by using a password manager. Bitwarden is a good, free, and multiplatform password manager

These three steps above could be a good start for you. For higher security, you may need to consider to use a VPN, often change your passwords, or use a physical 2FA key.

You can you lose access to your accounts and everything in it one day or you can carefully enough to reduce the risk now.