Santo is one of our top 10% testers and his insight into the world of testing is unparalleled. He wrote this article about how to keep your account secure for his fellow Tester Work freelancers and we love seeing the comradery.
On a website like Tester Work, security is very important to prevent a malicious person from accessing your account without authorization because by doing this they can view your sensitive data and also all the projects you have participated in, the payouts received, and so on. To avoid this, you can apply rules that greatly increase the security of your Tester account.
A strong password must contain at least 12 characters, with at least 1 uppercase, 1 number, 1 special character ($% & -. /), And 1 lowercase.
The password must not be the same/similar to other passwords and must not contain elements that can be related to you, such as your name or your date of birth, a good way to create a strong password is to write random words and replace certain characters with another, for example: “tester work” can become “T3stER_w0Rk”.
A secure way to store all your passwords and generate new ones is to use a password manager such as BitWarden, 1Password, or Dashlane.
To change your password go to: https://testers.testerwork.com/tester-account/request-password-reset
## Two-factor authenticator
The “Two-Factor Authenticator” (2FA) feature consists of having two levels of authentication to access your account, first, you have to enter the password and then a one-time code, we’ll talk about that later.
The work of the tester, unfortunately, does not support 2FA for now but you can (and must) activate it on your email; usually to activate 2FA you have to go to the settings under “Two-Factor Authenticator” and have an application (Authy or Google Authenticator) to store temporary codes (1-time codes).
## Sensitive data during the test
When you send a screencast on a test you must remember to censor your sensitive data, being careful not to censor excessively to avoid invalidating the video for this reason it is advisable to record the screen entirely and uncensored and then once the work is finished, use special software to obscure the desired parts, so not during recording !!!!
To edit a video you can use:
– for smartphones: InShot or KineMaster;
– for computer: DaVinci Resolve or Filmora.
It is good to be careful with the websites you browse and the applications you install, viruses lurk everywhere and their purpose is to take all sensitive data of the victim, including passwords.
I recommend using a good antivirus on PCs and smartphones, therefore, such as Kaspersky, Malwarebytes, and Bitdefender.
Finally, one last piece of advice I want to give you is to never share your passwords with anyone and to change them regularly.