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World Pass­word Day – Secure Log-ins

E-Mail, Face­book, Ricardo etc. – It takes one step to log in: Entering your pass­word. What hap­pens though when your pass­word is stolen? Acti­vating a second step dou­bles your data secu­rity.

Every first Thursday in May of each year, you should give some spe­cial thought to secure access to your online accounts: Today it’s «World Pass­word Day» again. On this occa­sion, «iBarry.ch» has pub­lished the «Secure log-ins» cam­paign to under­line just how impor­tant the fol­lowing two steps are:

Step 1 – What you know

To log into your account, you have to enter your pass­word, some­thing only you know. Entering your pass­word is to ensure that it is actu­ally you and no third party trying to access your pro­file, pic­tures or mes­sages. That’s why your pass­words should all differ markedly from each other.

You can read up here how to draw up a secure pass­word.

Step 2 – What you have

Pass­words can be stolen. Many providers there­fore offer to add a second step to your log-in pro­ce­dure. This second step serves as a double safe­guard to ensure the person trying to log in is actu­ally you. To do so, you could use a smart­card, a card reader or – most com­monly – an app which has to be down­loaded espe­cially from an offi­cial store. This is some­thing only you will have.

This step has been stan­dard with e-banking for some time already – and you should also apply it to log into your e-mails, Face­book, Ricardo etc., too.

What you know and What you have safe­guard your log-ins!

The «iBarry.ch» cam­paign plus fur­ther infor­ma­tion on «Secure log-ins» can be found here.

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