Password Managers

Password managers: Should you use one?

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It’s time, to tell the truth. Are you still using “password” as the password for important accounts? How about your initials and birth year, or some other piece of info someone could glean from your social media posts?

If you’re still leaning on one of these tactics to remember your logins, you’re not alone. Most people use weak passwords or worse, reuse passwords on multiple accounts.

Passwords are one of those things. We love them because they keep our information secure and make us feel safe. But we hate them because we can’t think of one when we need it, much less remember it later (which is why we end up using our dog’s name or our birthdate).

We need strong passwords to keep our information secure. And the more we rely on paperless tech, the more passwords we tend to accumulate.

A question that often comes up as a result of this is:

How do I make sure my passwords are secure?

The best way to create a strong password, according to antivirus websites like Avast and Norton, is to make them at least 15 characters long with a random mixture of upper and lower case letters as well as symbols and numbers.

 

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