The purpose of this article is to give more information about security tips that can only be taken in charge by users.
Therefore, these tips are not directly linked to xat and it only depends on you using it or not. Also note that these tips can be used on any website and will generally help you to secure your accounts: this is the first step to have safe accounts. This is why we strongly recommend you to use them.
Remember that xat will never ask you your personal information.
Password is the key word of account security. Having a strong password is essential while using xat and any other website. It prevents people guessing it easily and getting into your account. This way, avoid using your name, username, birthday, repeated characters, or set of common words.
Note: On xat, non-alphanumeric characters will be stripped from your password, so ensure it only contains alphanumeric characters, a-Z, 0-9.
A strong password consists of at least 8 characters that are a combination of letters (of both uppercase and lowercase) and numbers. Therefore, your password for xat should contain both uppercase and lowercase letters and numbers. The more characters your password contains, the stronger it will be.
In an open and moving space like the Internet, it is really important changing your password oftenly and using a different one for any other social account you own. We recommend you changing your password on xat once every 3 - 6 months.
This will show you how to secure your xat account email to prevent anyone else from accessing it.
The main email providers allow you to use 2-step verification to secure your email accounts. It requires you to give to your provider your phone number. Each time someone (including you) tries to access your email account, you will be sent a security token on your phone to successfully connect. This way, only someone with your phone is able to connect into your email account.
Here is a list of some providers allowing 2-step verification:
- Gmail - https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/185839?hl=en&rd=1
- Yahoo! Mail - https://email.about.com/od/yahoomailtip1/qt/How-to-Protect-Your-Yahoo-Mail-Account-with-Two-Step-Authentication.htm
- Hotmail/Outlook - https://account.live.com/Proofs/Manage
- iCloud/Me/Mac - https://support.apple.com/kb/HT5570