A thread on the Consortium website brought me to think about this very quick, but important tip. I probably should have included it in my three tips for new goldmakers post for Cold's Blogging Carnival.
Get an Authenticator! Seriously, there is no excuse not to.
Many people take the, my account will never be hacked approach. Or the, I'm safe online I don't need to worry about getting hacked theory. And many of them, after getting hacked, immediately go out and get an authenticator. There is no reason what-so-ever to not do so now. I have had one for two years now (a stocking stuffer from "Santa") and have not had my account hacked.
I know there are instances when Authenticators have been hacked, but they are few and far between. Do not let your hard work go to waste, get an authenticator now.