Hacking is basically when someone breaks into your account or device to steal your data, impersonate you, or surveil you. To learn how to protect yourself from hacking, check out the two bite-sized videos below (available on Monday June 27, 2022)—and join our hands-on workshop (on Thursday June 30, 2022 at 12pm ET).
Episode 3: Anti-Hackathon Part I (What’s a factor? And why are there 2?)
What’s a factor and why should I care? We’ll explain what two factor authentication is and how it will protect your most sensitive accounts from hackers. We’ll help you weigh the pros and cons of various authentication mechanisms, including why it’s not a great idea to use your cell phone number. And we’ll ensure you know how to avoid getting locked out of your accounts.
Episode 4: Anti-Hackathon Part II (Nope, your birthday’s not a good password)
Password hygiene is a lot like dental hygiene – it’s kinda boring and annoying, but it will save you loads of pain, time, and money later. We’ll explain why you don’t want to use your birthday as your password or your mother’s maiden name as your security question. And we’ll talk through what password managers are, how they work, and how to choose the right one.