Create back-up copies for your important stuff
Though you may have all the security protection in the world, disaster may still hit your system and your valuable files. It may be a system crash, a hard disk failure, a ransomware attack that encrypts your entire operating system or it may be a human mistake.
There are so many reasons something can go wrong for you and your sensitive information, even if you followed all the netiquette rules in the book. To emphasize the importance of this point, we can tell you that a while ago we interviewed a series of security experts in the IT industry, and one recurring theme was the importance of backing up your information.
Two-factor authentication is a must-have for
- online banking
- online shopping (Amazon, PayPal – though it’s only available for a few countries)
- email (Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook)
- cloud storage accounts (Dropbox, Box, Sync)
- accounts on social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Tumblr)
- productivity apps (Evernote, Trello)
- password managers (LastPass)
- communication apps (Slack, Skype, MailChimp)