How many passwords are you expected to remember at work? Do you have them written down on a sticky note that’s placed “discreetly” under your keyboard or an office drawer? Believe it or not, one of the most common ways hackers gain access to accounts is through the human responsible for keeping their accounts safe. One solution to too many passwords is using a password manager.
Password managers generate and store complex passwords for you. You just have to remember one (very secure and unique) master password for the manager itself, and everything else is taken care of for you. Also, organizations can purchase a team password manager to manage shared accounts.
- Explore the password manager suggestions in this guide. Set up an account and try it out for a week.
- Use your strongest passphrase as the password for your password manager.
Saving your passwords with your browser? Watch out. This is not secure and easily hacked. Password managers make it much harder for anyone to access your complex passwords and phrases.