Dennis Kennedy highlights a blog post by Chris Hoffman entitled “How Attackers Actually ‘Hack Accounts’ Online and How to Protect Yourself.” Hoffman explains five key vulnerabilities and how to avoid them:
- Reusing Passwords, Especially Leaked Ones.
- Social Engineering.
- Answering Security Questions.
- Email Account and Password Resets.
Lots of good advice here, with the tip on security questions particularly welcome. More on this later.