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SECURITY

Security Tips

Best practices to protect your account

Our top priority is, and always will be, protecting you and your digital assets. Here are some simple ways you can add more protection to your account.

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Security Tips

Learn some of the best practices to protect your account

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Always use strong and unique passwords

A strong password is complex and unique. Avoid passwords that would be easy to guess and never reuse passwords across multiple accounts.

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Upgrade your two-factor authentification

Seek to use the strongest form of 2FA available to you. Hardware security keys are the most secure, followed by authenticator apps. SMS is the least secure type of 2FA, but it’s better than nothing.

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Keep your software and apps updated

All your sofware and apps are constantly updated and improving. Make sure you are using their last version. This is a great way to protect you and your devices.

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Protect your seed phrase

A seed phrase is a string of 12 to 24 words that is literally the key to a non-custodial crypto wallet. Anyone with access to your seed phrase has access to the crypto in that wallet. Be sure to protect your seed phrase.

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Be mindful about what you make public

Avoid posting personal information online. The more information you put out there, the more data for an attacker to target you. Don’t make yourself an easier target.

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Lock your account if you think something is wrong

If you think your account has been compromised, you can lock it down and contact Coinbase Support for assistance.

Remember to keep access limited

Be careful about granting access to your devices and accounts. You should only grant access to trusted users when absolutely necessary, and never give out login credentials or remote access to unknown parties.

Double check your trusted devices

Check out our device management tab to see which devices have access to your account. Remove any devices that shouldn't be there.

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Don’t share your credentials with unknown parties

Remember, the Coinbase support team will never ask for your password, 2FA codes, or for you to install any additional software.

Never grant remote access to your accounts

Avoid giving anyone access to your computer. If someone wants in, chances are they’re up to no good.

Don’t give out your private keys

Write down your private keys and store them in a safe place. In order to best protect your assets, never give out your private keys.

Watch Security 101 with our Security Experts

Learn how to keep your account secure from Trust and Safety experts at Coinbase. Get info on best practices when it comes to password management and the different types of 2FA.