Protecting your Discord account

WISC is a single group of many on the Discord platform. That means you can use your Discord account to access multiple groups on the Discord platform. So it's wise to protect your Discord account. Here are some suggestions.

  • Use a strong password or passphrase on both your Discord account and your associated email account.
  • Never share your username and password (login credentials) with anyone
  • Never write down your username and password (login credentials)

A strong password is typically considered to be:

  • at least eight (8) characters long and hard to guess
  • includes uppercase and lower case letters
  • includes lowercase
  • symbols and numbers

To make it easier to create a strong password, we recommend you adopt a Password Manager. A password manager will help you create and store strong passwords for your many different accounts. Many Password Managers include a feature to generate passwords for the users, which increases the likelihood that the users will adopt strong passwords since they are not trying to create or remember them manually.

2-Factor Authentication (2FA)

Additionally, Discord offers the option of 2-Factor Authentication (2FA), which means each time you log in, you will need to provide an additional code (generated with an app like Google Authenticator). 2FA makes it harder for someone to get into your account even if they know your username and password. Note: Although 2FA provides more security to your account, it can make it harder to recover your account if you lose your backup codes.

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