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Secure Your Fingercheck Account with These Best Practices
Secure Your Fingercheck Account with These Best Practices

Keep your Fingercheck account safe.

Jeffrey Mo avatar
Written by Jeffrey Mo
Updated over a week ago

Your Fingercheck account contains a substantial amount of both your company's and employees' information. To guarantee the security of this data, we strongly recommend that you follow these measures to protect your account.


Strong passwords:

  • Use a complex password that includes a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.

  • Avoid using a password that can easily be guessed with birthdays, anniversaries or common words.

  • Strong passwords or passphrases should be:

    • At least 10 characters long, but longer is better.

    • A combination of uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.

    • Not a word found in a dictionary or the name of a person, character, product, or organization.

    • Significantly different from previous passwords.

    • They should never share their username or password or reuse their Fingercheck password on any other sites.

Two-Factor Authentication (2FA):

  • Enable 2FA whenever possible. This adds an extra layer of security by requiring a second form of verification, such as a code sent to your email.

Regular password updates:

  • Update your password periodically to minimize the risk of unauthorized access.

Limited access:

  • Grant supervisors and managers the minimum level of access needed to perform their job functions. This reduces the potential impact of a compromised account.

Employee training:

  • Educate employees on cybersecurity best practices, including how to recognize phishing attempts and the importance of keeping login credentials confidential.

Account monitoring:

  • Implement systems to monitor account activity for unusual behavior. This can help detect and respond to potential security threats promptly.

  • Fingercheck sends emails every time you update your information.

Secure Wi-Fi networks:

  • Ensure that the office Wi-Fi network is secured with a strong password and encryption. Avoid using default router settings.

Regular security audits:

  • Conduct regular security audits to identify vulnerabilities and address them proactively.

Software updates:

  • Keep all software, including anti-virus software, up-to-date to patch any vulnerabilities that could be exploited by attackers.

Incident response plan:

  • Develop and regularly update an incident response plan so that in the event of a security incident, there's a clear and efficient process for addressing and mitigating the situation.


FAQ

Why is it crucial to use a strong password for my Fingercheck account?

A strong password is essential for safeguarding your company's and employees' information within Fingercheck. It adds an extra layer of protection against unauthorized access.

What defines a strong password or passphrase according to Fingercheck recommendations?

A strong password or passphrase should be at least 10 characters long, including a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. It should be significantly different from previous passwords and avoid common words, names, or easily guessable combinations.

Should I share my Fingercheck username or password with others?

No, it's strongly advised against sharing your Fingercheck username or password. Additionally, refrain from reusing your Fingercheck password on other websites.

What is Two-Factor Authentication (2FA), and why should I enable it?

2FA adds an extra layer of security by requiring a second form of verification, such as a code sent to your email. Enabling 2FA enhances the overall security of your Fingercheck account.

How often should I update my password?

It's recommended to update your password periodically to minimize the risk of unauthorized access. Learn how to change your password in our guide.

Why is limited access important, and how can I implement it for supervisors and managers?

Grant supervisors and managers the minimum level of access needed for their job functions. This reduces the potential impact of a compromised account. Explore more about permissions for system roles.

Why is employee training on cybersecurity best practices necessary?

Educating employees on recognizing phishing attempts and emphasizing the confidentiality of login credentials is crucial for overall account security.

How can I monitor account activity and detect unusual behavior?

Implement systems to monitor account activity for unusual behavior. Fingercheck sends emails for every information update. If you receive an email for a change you did not submit, log in immediately, update your password, and inform your admin.

Why should I ensure the office Wi-Fi network is secured?

Ensure the office Wi-Fi network is secured with a strong password and encryption to prevent unauthorized access.

What is the importance of regular security audits and software updates?

Regular security audits identify vulnerabilities proactively, and keeping all software, including anti-virus software, up-to-date patches vulnerabilities exploited by attackers.

Why is having an incident response plan important?

An incident response plan ensures a clear and efficient process for addressing and mitigating security incidents promptly.

How can I check if my email or password has been affected by a data breach?

You can check if your email or password has been affected by a data breach by going to https://haveibeenpwned.com/Passwords.


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