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With sensitive information being increasingly stored and shared online, journalists need to learn to protect themselves, their sources, and their devices from hacking or other forms of cyberattacks.

Six months after the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi, Vice's Ben Manchu asked Runa Sandvik, the New York Times' senior director of information security and former hacker, to advise journalists on how to protect themselves from hackers and spies.

"If the password for your email is 'password' and you have no two-factor authentication, it's really easy to get in at that point. Attackers don't have to try really hard and they may not even have to phish you to get access to the account," she explained.

"If, on the other hand, you have Google's Advanced Protection Program, meaning you have a password, you have two-factor, your email desk gets a bit more scrutiny, then that's going to be a much more difficult target for an attacker to approach."

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