New Hollywood thriller “Searching” opens in cinemas everywhere today. The film, shot almost entirely through the point-of-view of smartphones and computer screens, follows the frantic attempts of a father trying to trace his missing 16-year-old daughter’s digital footprints before she disappears forever.
Consumer security experts Dashlane have partnered with Searching, as the film’s official safety partner. By partnering with an innovative ffilm like Searching, which highlights the positives and perils of the digital world, Dashlane is spreading the word about the importance of keeping yourself—and your information—safe online.
Emmanuel Schalit, CEO at Dashlane, shares some of his top tips to help consumers better protect their digital footprints:
Emmanuel Schalit, CEO at Dashlane:
- Don’t get lazy with passwords:Make sure you have a unique password for every account – be it Uber, Amazon, Netflix, email, social media platforms, etc. This ensures that even if one account is breached, your other accounts will be secure.
- Change your passwords often: Some breaches aren’t discovered or disclosed for years, the Yahoo breach that took place two years ago is a classic example – as such you never know when your information might be in danger. Changing passwords regularly will ensure that your accounts are always being protected against unknown threats. Password hygiene isn’t just for breaches!
- Forget your passwords: It may sound counter-intuitive but having such a strong password that you can’t remember it is often the best way to protect your accounts. With a password made up of random letters and numbers, it is far more difficult for accounts to be breached. By using a password manager, you don’t have to remember theses passwords, and can change them whenever you want, to a unique password for every account you have.