I have a very sensitive question…how are you saving passwords? Are you writing them down on a piece of paper that you could possibly use? Are you using the same password for everything? Are you resetting your password every time you log in because you are forgetting what it is? I am going to guess that quite a few of you are leaving the password in your web browser. Everyone has a different way of saving passwords but the real issue is…saving passwords!
How Are You Saving Passwords?
There are many password “vaults” out there you can use. There is LastPass, SaasPass, Passley, Dashlane, just to name a few. I think these are a good idea as it keeps all your passwords in one “master” file that you can log into at anytime. If you lose that master password it is VERY difficult to get back in and could possibly lose everything. Still, password vaults are secure and easy to use. They are also very inexpensive. Sometimes as little as $2.00 per month.
Protect Your Passwords
When an application has you change your password, your password vault program will ask you if you would like to update the current password. This makes it easy for you to keep up with passwords that you change on a regular basis. You don’t have to log in each time to change a password.
The last thing you can do, and a lot of people do it, is use a password vault, and have each password automatically generated with the highest encryption. This way your password program will remember it for you and your passwords can stay a lot stronger.
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