Passwords Aren’t Enough

Your DGB for today is to secure your inbox.

Maybe you’ve heard of some private email accounts being hacked? We vaguely recall something about that being in the news in the recent past. If someone gets into your email, you may as well hand them your entire life, right? They can change all your passwords, access personal correspondence, financial information, and classified documents. Okay, probably not that last one.

Anyway, you’ll enable two-step authentication to access your email from new devices, which usually includes a text message sent to your phone. For Gmail, you’ll do it here. Find a Yahoo! tutorial here, and a Microsoft/Outlook one here.

So, if a Russian server somewhere tries to access your email account, they’ll KGBe out of luck.