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website passwordStarting my new job at WISH has given me an opportunity to start over with my digital life.

I’ve spent the last week getting passwords and usernames to a host of new work accounts.

I have decided to use a cloud-based password system and make the jump to Google Chrome, something I’ve been meaning to do for a while now.

Every big account I have is getting a new, unique and very strong password.  I have activated two-step verification for both my Yahoo and Google accounts.

The story of Mat Honan last year scared me.  While taking these steps in no way makes me invincible to attacks, it at least makes it a little more difficult to take over everything.

I have been seeing too many stories in the last few years of databases being hacked and passwords compromised.

I urge you to take steps to compartmentalize and secure your online footprint.

You should at least do the following:

  • Use unique strong passwords on every site, use a password manager if needed
  • Activate two-step verification on your big accounts