Lesson 06: All the Money in the World
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Speaking of risks, what happens if you use the same password, or just a few passwords, on all the websites you visit?
It’s very difficult to hack an important website, such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, PayPal, etc., but it’s much easier to hack a small, independent website. Now, if you use the same password on all websites, the hackers will obtain it, and the first thing they will do is try that password on all important websites and see whether it works.
So, what’s your response to this risk? Take a moment to think about it.
The first and most important response is obvious: don’t use the same password everywhere! But it’s difficult to remember multiple passwords, especially when they are strong passwords. So, there’s a secondary risk! One response to this secondary risk can be to use a password manager. If you’re not familiar with that, I suggest checking out a few videos on YouTube about the most popular password managers.
The second response is to enable two-factor authentication for important websites. In that case, even if someone else has your password, they won’t be able to access your important accounts. Do you know what two-factor authentication is? If not, there are many simple videos on YouTube about it.
So, this is a simple exercise in risk management, but it’s also important to pay attention to this aspect of your life, especially as a project manager :)
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