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5/27/2020
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Steve Zurier
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6 Steps Consumers Should Take Following a Hack

Without the luxury of an IT security team to help them after a breach or credit card compromise, consumers will want to keep these tips in mind.
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Practice Cyber Hygiene
Security pros are like coaches who repeat the same bromides, but cyber hygiene can prevent the vast majority of breaches and compromises. For starters, consumers need to execute operating system and application updates when prompted. And they should also back up their data at least once a week, if not every day. It's also good to back up data on multiple cloud apps, such as Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, and Dropbox.  
Consumers also need to use strong passwords and enable two-factor authentication (2FA) whenever possible. Most web applications offer a 2FA option (consumers can check in the settings of the app), especially for e-commerce and gaming apps. Consumers might also try using a password manager and hardware-based authentication options like the YubiKey.
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Practice Cyber Hygiene

Security pros are like coaches who repeat the same bromides, but cyber hygiene can prevent the vast majority of breaches and compromises. For starters, consumers need to execute operating system and application updates when prompted. And they should also back up their data at least once a week, if not every day. It's also good to back up data on multiple cloud apps, such as Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, and Dropbox.

Consumers also need to use strong passwords and enable two-factor authentication (2FA) whenever possible. Most web applications offer a 2FA option (consumers can check in the settings of the app), especially for e-commerce and gaming apps. Consumers might also try using a password manager and hardware-based authentication options like the YubiKey.

Image Source: Adobe Stock: Leowolfert

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