TekThing 72 – The Password Manager Special: Passwords, Two Factor Authentication, and Securing Your Life Online!
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Theme episode! The theme is passwords. And password managers. And Two Factor Authentication… we’re gonna talk about ’em all, some great rules for using ’em, sharing ’em, and more, ’cause all of these things work together to protect you, your data, your fiances, your Snapchat, Facebook, and Twitter accounts.
What makes a good password?
The ever so awesome KrebsOnSecurity blog has as good a set of rules as any… we talk you through ’em, why they mean most folks should use a password manager and more in the show!
Write Down Your Passwords?!?
Security pros like Bruce Schneier have been saying for over decade that you should write down your passwords and keep ’em hidden, say, in your wallet, if you can’t remember complex enough passwords… is this crazy? We talk it out in the video.
LastPass, KeePass, Dashlane, 1Password, Roboform… what do these all have in common? They’re all password managers! So they all help you make strong password managers, store ’em securely, and auto enter ’em when you load websites. Which should you use? We talk local password storage vs. storing ’em ‘in the cloud’ and more in the video!
Moving Between Password Managers
Wondering how to move between password managers? It’s all about exporting and importing… we show you how it works with LastPass in the video.
2FA, aka Two Factor Authentication
Whether you call it multi factor authentication, 2FA, two factor authentication, it’s all about making your accounts online more secure. We explain what it is, how it works online, 2FA you probably already use (PIN numbers and ATM cards from the bank!) and hardware options like Yubikey in the video!
Do Something Analog!
Remember … once in awhile… put down the phone, step away from the screen, close the laptop… and do something analog, like go fishing!!!