Create a Strong Password to Protect Your Data

Creating and maintaining strong, unique passwords is a key part of keeping your data safe in Basecamp and elsewhere. Our tips for keeping yourself safe from password breaches all across the web:

  1. Use a password manager! They make it much easier to create and use long, complex passwords that are unique for each website you use. Password re-use is a major risk, allowing a breach on one service to spread to others. We use 1Password at Basecamp and recommend it. Any reputable password manager will do a good job, including iCloud Keychain and Google Smart Lock.
  2. Subscribe to a breach notification service. If a service you use suffers a breach, you'll receive an alert letting you know. You can then change those passwords. We recommend https://haveibeenpwned.com. This is a free service; there's no catch or up-sell. It's run by a concerned citizen looking out for other people online.
  3. Turn on two-factor authentication (2FA) wherever you can! We offer 2FA protection for Basecamp using Google Sign-In. Most services that deal with sensitive information offer 2FA, and it’s especially important for critical services with personal information, like your email address.