Maximizing Account Security

Square is committed to the safety and security of all customers. In order to promote additional safety, we encourage all customers to use complex passwords for their devices and accounts.

We also recommend the following practices to help you ensure that your personal information is kept safe across all the services you use.

Set a Cash PIN and enable Touch ID/Face ID.

Choose your PINs very carefully and keep in mind that it’s best not use the same password on more than one account.

Use different passwords for all your accounts.

Add different passwords to every service you use - from personal accounts for email, social media, and any other platforms you frequent. The more complex and longer the password the better. Consider using a password manager like 1Password or LastPass to generate and store long passwords.

Always enable 2-factor authentication where available.

Also known as 2-step or multi-factor verification, this added layer of security can help to protect your accounts. Choose services that use an app based authentication over SMS where available.

Set an account security passcode with your mobile network provider.

Ensure that you call your carrier to set an additional account pin that differs from your existing passwords for things like voicemail. You can do so easily through AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and other networks.

Make sure your phone has a passcode lock.

In addition to setting a device-specific code,we recommend attaching an account security passcode with your mobile network provider. You can do so easily by contacting your provider.

Beware of phishing.

Don’t open, click on or respond to unsolicited emails with links or attachments in them, no matter how innocuous, legitimate looking, or tempting.

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