How to Secure Your SEOClerks Account With Better Security
The security of your account is of the utmost importance to SEOClerks and yourself. For that reason, SEOClerks provide various methods in which to improve and tighten up the security of your account. This can prevent unauthorized access and anyone hacking into your account and withdrawing your money. I've never heard of anyone ever having their account hacked and loosing money ever, but if you value your SEOClerks account, you will want to follow these steps to beef up and lock down your account so that only you ever have access to it. This will also help you if you ever get locked out of your account or forget your password to verify who you are and regain access to it.
There are a number of ways to improve the security of your account and prevent it ever being compromised. If you head on over the Security Settings Page, you will see there are four methods here you can apply to your account which will make it harder for anyone to get into it. Here we'll explain how these security methods can be applied.
1. Link Your Mobile Number to Your Account
Secure your account and enable two factor authentication to prevent unauthorized access by linking it with your mobile number. When you verify your phone number with SEOClerks it helps prevents unauthorized access as if only you have access to your mobile number then only you can confirm you own it with the pin number they send you. Also if you ever get locked out of your account, or forget your password you can confirm you're the owner for it by linking your mobile number to it this way. That way, they can send you a pin number to it which only you will know so you can use it to get access to your account again. You can also choose to receive special discounts and promotional offers as and when they happen. This is recommended if you do a lot of buying and selling on SEOClerks! 2. Verify Your Physical Address
This is a great step to take because it not only means you can verify yourself by your address which shows as a badge on your profile which fills buyers with confidence and lets them know you're a real honest person. Plus if you're ever locked out of your account you're the only person that knows your address, so can confirm it with these details. Another good thing is you can choose to receive snail mail from SEOClerks about special deals, coupons and promotional offers that other site users might not know about or be able to take advantage of so do that if you do a lot of buying and selling on SEOClerks. Add your address on the Add New Address page. 3. Set a Secondary Password
It wont prevent anyone guessing your password, but it will prevent them from making any changes to your account. Plus be another password for them to guess. But if you set a secondary password you'll be prompted for it anytime you make any changes to your account or go to do anything like edit a service or change your email etc. This can prevent anyone from changing any settings in your account and adds a nice extra layer of security to it for those that might leave their account open and running on a shared computer or something. When setting a secondary password, don't chose the same password as your login password, choose something that isn't easily guessable and don't ever forget it! You can save it in your browser, but also set a password you need to enter before the password can even be entered but that's up to you. 4. Set a Security Question
By setting a security question with an answer that only you would know, this can be answered any time you get locked out of your account or forget the password and don't have access to the email account that was used to reset it, or should it become compromised in some way. Choose one of the questions from the drop down and put an answer for it that only you would know if possible. Obviously don't choose an an answer that someone might now or would be easy to guess. Some people may be closer to you than you think. So choose a really obscure answer that only you will know and remember. And make sure you do remember this answer as well as forgetting it will make it harder to recover your account should you need to.
Lock Your Account
Locking your account is an extreme way of preventing any changes being made to it at all. No matter whether a secondary password is set or not. This would only be used if you suspect your account has already been compromised (hacked/hijacked) and you want to prevent it being used in any way. When you do this you will have to contact support again to unlock it for you. You will probably need to confirm you are the owner in some say which is why you should complete the above verification and security steps. To lock your account scroll to the bottom of the Security Settings page and you'll see a button to click to "Lock this account". You will be prompted if that's what you really want to do so only do it if it's really necessary. You can also suspend your account as well but why on earth would you want to do that!? Other Ways to Secure Your Account
This isn't anything you have to do other than just enable, it wont prevent access into your account, but it will tell you if a device has logged into it that is not a recognized device by sending you an email notification of it so you will know and be able to do something about it quickly. If that happens, head on over to your Devices page and then quickly delete it and then change your password straight away. This will force logout that user on that device from your account. Make sure that Device Notification is enabled in your Settings page under under "Email, Profile and Private Messages".
Creating a Secure Password
This goes without saying really but you should create a very secure password that has a mix of all sorts of characters in it and never something that is just a word or words together but something of about 20 characters minimum. This makes it a much tougher password to crack for any brute force password cracker tools that might be used to hack your account.
Secure Your Email Account
You should try to secure your email account as much as possible as well by also using a complex password and making sure you have done any such steps as is possible with your email provider to make your email account as secure as possible such as linking it with your mobile number. Because if anyone has access to your email account they can quite easily just reset your password. Just a tip.
This should hopefully help make your account much more secure and put you much more in control of it too!