Computers, Mobile Devices

Account Safety

How safe are your online accounts? It’s important to use a different password for each of your accounts. A breach in one account puts any other accounts that use the same password at risk as well.

add watchlist items - screenshotCheck if your email addresses have been used in any data breaches using SpyCloud. Once you submit an email address to check, you will receive an email to create an account with SpyCloud. This account is your access to automatic notifications whenever your email address shows up in a data breach. After registering with one account, you can add other accounts to your Watchlist, up to a total of 5 email addresses. To complete the setup, you will need to verify each email that you add to the Watchlist.

Features of SpyCloud include:

  • get immediate notification of data breaches involving your email address(es)
  • see data breaches involving your email over time

 

Keep Your Accounts Safe

SpyCloud can help you keep your accounts safe by alerting you of data breaches. When you receive a notification, change your password as soon as possible. Remember to use a strong password. A good option is to use a Password Manager last 1Password or LastPass to automatically generate a password for you, and save it to the app for easy access and use. See my other steps to secure your device.

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