Improving The Security of Your Hover Account
Starting today, we’re automatically enabling the “Log Sign In Activity” feature for all Hover users to improve the security of your Hover account.
This means that Hover will send an email notification to your account email address whenever there is a successful sign in to your Hover account from a new browser. Many other online services send similar emails so it’s likely that you’ve seen these types of notifications before.
If it’s you that is signed in to your account, then you can simply ignore the notification and rest easy with the peace of mind that you’re able to easily monitor your account for suspicious activity.
On the other hand, if this sign-in was not initiated by you (or a co-worker, spouse, etc.), then you can take immediate action to safeguard your domain names and email accounts from harm. We include a special link in the notification email that takes you to a page where you can immediately kick everyone out of your account and lock it to prevent further sign-ins. If you lock your account this way, you’ll need to contact the Hover support team via phone, live chat, or email to verify your identity, get your password updated, and restore access to your account.
Why is Hover Auto-Enabling Sign-In Notifications?
Keeping your domain names and email addresses secure is important because websites and email often hold the keys to accessing other services by way of password resets and DNS updates. By enabling sign-in notifications for all users, we can add an additional layer to the security of your account alongside things like 2FA and strong password requirements.
Additional Steps to Take to Secure Your Hover Account
Choose a Strong and Unique Username and Password – It’s tempting to rely on repeated usernames and passwords, but this is not the best way to manage your account security. In security breaches, your username and password from other websites could be stolen and shared and then hackers can try to use these usernames and passwords to access your other accounts.
Always use unique passwords when creating online accounts to better protect yourself. Consider using unique usernames as well, as this makes it difficult for hackers to assemble a list of all the services you might use. You can use apps like 1Password or LastPass to help you manage your passwords and help you create unique and strong passwords for all your accounts.
Enable Two-Step Signin (aka 2-Factor Authentication or 2FA) – Hover offers Two-Step Sign In for all users as an additional layer of protection even if your username and password are known by a hacker. With Two-Step Sign In enabled, you are required to provide a special code generated by an authenticator app on your phone or sent to you via SMS along with your username and password to access your account. Learn how to enable Two-Step Signin.
If you have any other questions about securing your account, please read through our security-focused HelpDesk articles. Your privacy and data security is important to us and we want to be sure you’re always protect when using Hover’s services.