Password Managers for Ultimate Password Protection
Most of us have been through this before: you set up a new account online, create a login ID and password and forget to write the password down! Later you have to go through the whole rigmarole to change the password. But even if you plan to reuse the same password you always use, most websites want you to change passwords frequently and make them more complex, involving special characters. How can you keep this all straight?
One way to keep your information organized is to use a password manager. A password manager stores all your login information for websites you use, and auto-fills login IDs and passwords so you don’t have to remember them. You can make all your passwords strong and unique to each online account or have the password manager generate complex passwords for you. You’ll only need to remember your master password to log onto the manager site!
There are many password managers available for varying costs. A few that come to mind are LastPass, Dashlane, Sticky Password, RoboForm, RememBear, Keeper, 1Password and EveryKey. They can have any number of features including generating unique and secure passwords, the ability to change multiple passwords at once, security alerts, two-factor authentication and supporting multiple platforms.
You can now feel secure knowing that you have created unique, complex passwords and never need to worry about forgetting a password again!
For additional tips on password managers and password protection, check out Jim Ludwick’s Swim with Jim episode from Feb 23, 2018 here.