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How to Keep Your Online Business Safe in 2021

The Internet is changing faster than ever. And with this change comes new threats to your online business - including the potential for cyberattacks, data breaches, and more. As an online entrepreneur, it's important that you stay informed of these changes so you can protect yourself and your business against them. In this blog post, we'll explore some ways to keep your business safe in 2021!

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#1 Use a password manager

Make a list of all the important accounts you have, and write down their usernames and passwords on a piece of paper or in an encrypted file - do not share this with anyone! Consider using two-factor authentication for apps that support it. This will require you to enter a code sent via email when signing into certain services from new devices. It is very easy to turn on by going into "settings" then looking under security. 

Hackers can guess many people's passwords if they know what service they use but would be unlikely to get past two-factor authentication without access to your phone as well! Make sure these codes are stored somewhere safe so no one finds them who shouldn't be able to access your accounts. Do not use the same password for all of your online services!

Use a password manager like LastPass, which will save you time by automatically generating strong passwords and filling them in when needed. You can read more about this here. You'll also want to make sure that these are stored somewhere safe as well! Suppose someone gains access to your computer or phone. In that case, they may be able to easily unlock it if the only thing standing between them and all of your important information is one master password - so don't share this with anyone either!

#2 Ensure that all devices are running on updated software with security patches installed

Make sure you keep your devices up to date on all software! Hackers can take advantage of outdated security holes, and if you do not have the latest updates installed, no matter how strong your passwords are or what apps you use, they may be able to access some information. For example, did you know that Facebook was vulnerable for a long time because it allowed javascript?

Suppose someone had accessed one of their servers using this vulnerability. In that case, they could have taken over your account even with two-factor authentication turned on - which would likely defeat most other methods anyway! Make sure everything is updated regularly so that these types of vulnerabilities don't become an issue in 2021 when cyber threats are likely at an all-time high.

#3 Encrypt sensitive files by using encryption programs

Encryption is a very important tool to have in 2021, especially if you plan on storing sensitive information online or if you have criminal investigation software! There are many free encryption programs available that will allow you to encrypt files and store them securely. With this software installed, your computer or phone would be unable to access these files without the password - even with full system access! 

This makes it much more difficult for hackers who gain access to your accounts to get this information from there as opposed to looking at all of your data directly - which could happen if they hacked into one of the services you were sharing these documents with. You can learn about some other ways cyber threats may target businesses here.

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