Tech Advice

Do You Know Your Date Of Birth ?

With online accounts you are required to fill in your date of birth , now many people decide to “cheat” and that is where you can encounter issues if you get locked out of your account.

If you have to get back into your account and you cannot remember the date of birth you entered or you enter your “true ” date of birth , you will not gain access to that account.

So my advice is , enter the true date of birth and turn on 2 factor authentication where you give your mobile phone number to the online account , then if someone tries to access your account you will receive a message but unless they have the code that is on your mobile , they will be unable to gain access.

2 factor authentication should be turned on for as many as you can but as a guide:

  • Google
  • Apple
  • Microsoft
  • Dropbox

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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