Hack or not, now is the time to update Facebook settings

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Talking tech is brought to you in part by northwestern. University offered in partnership with north Western's Feinberg school of medicine. The program prepares students for emerging opportunities across the healthcare spectrum. Details are at SPS dot northwestern dot EDU slash informatics. So on Wednesday, Facebook and Instagram was down for quite some time. We don't know the exact reason for the attack, but they were attacked which means, hey, if there's an attack maybe now would be a really good time for you to update your password in your credentials and make your Facebook account just a little stronger. We've got as Sheesh Gupta. He's the CEO of bug crowd with us. It's a security firm, and he's going to offer you some tips on how to make your account stronger. Yeah. You know, I keep my updated all the time. We got into what's going on outside, and it's really important to think about some basic safety measures with anything you do. Digitally. Okay. So I think that probably most people on Facebook have an old password that hasn't been updated in a while. How are you on? Now. You know, you always want to update it, or do you just believe that that as long as you have a unique password could strong password that's not in use anywhere else that that's puts you in good shape. Now, look allow the most digital aggregations allow for a couple of things that I warn to printing is unique bash which have the complex passer characteristics. Is a good thing to have doing us on every site bigger newgen, remember one conflict after make sure that you make them actually unique for the site. So that you have that sedimentation of your past with us, the second thing, I find very helpful to the two factor indication aware, never password the change, and you would your mobile information in. So it sends you a little a test that you have to put in a court for allow for people to even do things with your password or changing passwords without you knowing especially should be better second way of authenticating for authenticating. Authenticate or apps. Do you like SMS do you like Email? So I've been doing that travel a lot and told me the to me on my mobile phone, but it really attracting that people might have for themselves. The key here being that if you do do make about fast food chains. Don't wait too long to pen together. So make it all one action. If you will how do you characterize what a good password is how would you? How'd you spell it out generally wanna have a complex password with character, gaps letters not sequences that are continuous in nature? Doing start using names. And but obeys and things on those lines. Because a lot of to do that. I just don't think I don't do that. So it's just a suggestion. I would make the naked complex and mega truly complex without just easy sequences to remember our get. So if you haven't taken the time to update your Facebook settings now may be good. You're really great one as she. She a CEO of bug crowd. Jefferson Graham with USA thoughts on online security love to hear it at Jefferson Graham on Twitter, you've been listening to talking tech. Please subscribe at the show wherever you listen to online audio and I'll be back at you tomorrow with the latest quake hit on tech land. Talking tech is brought to you in part by Northwestern University. The huge amounts of healthcare data available today as well. As advances in technology are making a profound impact on healthcare. Students enrolled in northwestern university's online master's program in health informatics, build the expertise needed to use that data and deliver more efficient ineffective patient care offered in partnership with north Western's Feinberg school of medicine. The program prepares students for emerging opportunities across the healthcare spectrum including specializations that are perfect for healthcare. Bill. Business and IT professionals. Details are at SPS dot northwestern dot EDU slash informatics.

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