If there’s one thing everyone needs to know about online security, it’s this: nothing will get you hacked faster than a weak password. In fact, a weak password is only marginally better than having no password. For more info on what makes a password weak, check out these common password mistakes.
But here’s the dilemma: the harder your passwords are to crack, the harder they are to memorize. And if you really want to stay safe, every account should have a unique password. How are you supposed to juggle so many passwords?
With a password manager, you don’t have to.
Password managers are simple. For every account you have, a password manager will store your username and password combinations for you in encrypted form. Then, all you have to do is set up and memorize a single master password.
Now whether you want to log into your bank or into Facebook, the password manager handles it all for you. This is how you can have hundreds of strong, unique, unbreakable passwords without having to memorize them.
Password managers exist in many forms. Most browsers come with built-in password managers these days, but you can also get a desktop version like Sticky Password which can also handle desktop applications that need login credentials. There are also password managers for mobile devices.
Do you use a password manager? If so, which one? If not, why not? What would convince you to start using one? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!
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