Mom’s Maiden Name? The Right Way to Answer Security Questions and More Online Safety Advice

After Yahoo’s record-setting security breach, it’s time to get smarter about account logins By Nathan Olivarez-Giles 12/15/16, The Wall Street Journal. Anyone can guess the answers to typical security questions.   What to do instead: “You can spell the answer backward. You can write the answer in a different language. You can write the answer…

Massive Yahoo Hack: What you should do NOW!

In a massive security breach (more than a billion users affected) Yahoo reports that names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, passwords and security questions and answers were stolen in 2013.What to do if you ever created a Yahoo account:1. Change your password2.Turn On Two-Factor Authentication3. Delete Old Accounts4. Play It Safe Online“Review your…

Cyber Security is important!

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, so it’s a great time to make sure you—and your family—are staying safe online. Check out the resources at StaySafeOnline.orgfor tips on keeping a “clean machine” and protecting your personal information, as well as tips for parents and how to protect your mobile devices.  Source: Financial Planning for Women