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Nonprofit promotes safety online with two-step campaign

HARTFORD, Conn. – Convenience is the enemy when it comes to staying safe online. That’s why a nonprofit organization was spreading news in Hartford Monday about online password safety and two-step authorization.

Two-step authentication is available on many websites, but not all. It asks users to enter not only their password, but another frequently changing code that is sent directly to an individual’s mobile phone via text message in order to guarantee the user is who they say they are.

Kristen Judge of the National Cyber Security Alliance, which organized Monday’s gathering at the Connecticut Science Center, said if someone gets your username and password they can look just like you online and you may not even know they are there.

The first step to protecting yourself online is to create a difficult password. In 2013 and 2014 the top two passwords were “123456” and “password.”

See the complete story at CT News Junkie.

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