Online Safety And Security: 3 Excellent Reasons To Use A Password Manager


Today's world is a digital one. If you are like most people, you probably have several online accounts. Social media, work, banking, and even rent can all be managed online or via a smartphone application. While many of your accounts may not seem tied together, chances are good that they are via your password.

Most people tend to reuse their passwords in order to make it easier to remember. It makes sense. Use the same (or a similar) password and you won't have to remember a bunch of different passwords. Unfortunately, this is a huge mistake. By reusing passwords, you're compromising your security.

So how do you fix this and increase your online security? By using a password manager online. Online password keeper will offer many benefits, including these three:

1. Remember A Single Password

While the program can automatically create and remember thousands of online accounts, you will still need to create one password. This password is the master password that is used to login to your password manager. Because this is a master password, you will need to ensure that it is a strong and secure password.

If you don't know how to create a good password, don't worry. It's easier than you think. A good password should be something totally random. It should not relate to you at all. So skip using birthdays, birth years, pet names, or anything else that relates to you. Instead, use a random word or a random string of letters, numbers, and special characters. Your password should be long, but not overly. Somewhere between eight to twelve characters is usually enough to satisfy most password requirements. Finally, put all of your capital letters, special characters, and numbers in the middle of your password.

2. Automatically Create and Save Passwords

Perhaps one of the biggest benefits of password managers is that they work automatically. Every time you are prompted to create a password, the software will automatically create one for you. Plus, it will fit the password requirements. Whether it needs random letters, numbers, or special characters, the program will create a strong password automatically.

The software will also remember the passwords for all of your sites and accounts. You will no longer need to write down your passwords or attempt to remember them. Additionally, you won't need to reuse passwords. This alone increases your online security.

3. Save More Than Just Password Information

Finally, password managers can be used to store information other than just passwords. Your password manager will also store additional security data relating to your accounts. This is especially handy when it comes to remembering shopping profiles, membership numbers, and more.

Password managers can also store security question information. This is very useful, as it can be difficult to remember what street you grew up on – or whatever else your security question may contain. All of this is stored securely, so that you can always access your accounts quickly and safely.

As you can see, there are many good reasons to consider using an online password manager. Not only does it make your online presence safer, it also makes your life much simpler.


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