How To Back Up The Google Authenticator App

The Google Authenticator app is the most popular “time-based one-time password” (TOTP) app on the market. It’s so popular that it’s often the default name used when talking about TOTP 2FA. Not many people realize that Google Authenticator does not back up the items you have stored in it. Your Google Authenticator app is NOT …

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Are Password Managers A Single Point Of Failure?

Are password managers a single point of failure? This is a question that gets asked by many new people to password managers. With all the data breaches happening it’s no wonder people are concerned about using a password manager. However, as long as you have a strong master password and enable two-factor authentication (2FA) on …

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The Difference Between Password vs. Encryption Protection

There is a huge difference between something being password protected versus something being protected by encryption. Just because something is protected by a password does not mean it’s secure. It also does not imply a password-protected item is better than something protected by encryption. While a password is often used in encryption, the meanings of …

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Why Do Passwords Appear as Dots?

When you log in to a website or create an account, you may notice that the website will use dots when you enter your passwords. Why do these dots appear when you enter your password? Does it make your password more secure? Do the dots protect you from hackers? Let’s go over why your passwords …

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Password Manager Emergency Sheet

It’s a good idea to write down your master password to your password manager and keep it somewhere safe and secure in your home. You should also write down your backup codes, or 2FA recovery codes as they’re sometimes called, on the same sheet too. Oh… and writing down your email password and computer password …

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How to Make a Strong Password

A lot of the advice people are given about making a strong password is complete garbage. Making a strong or secure password is stupidly simple, so if someone tells you some complex hoopla, you can ignore them as they’re just making things worse. Let me show you how to make a strong password. How To …

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