Protect Your Precious Passwords!
Time to shred those sticky notes!
Store unique, complex passwords in a Password Manager program!
1 – Set a Master Password
2 – Memorize it
3 – Stop stressing about passwords!
*4 – If you’re still unsure, document the master password, seal it into an envelope, and lock it up in your home safe or safety deposit box.
My Password Manager is loaded on my work PC, laptop, and my phone. I have folders for both business and personal logins. This way, I can easily access my passwords anytime, anywhere.
Which One Do I Use?
Many Password Manager programs are free to use – some are subscription-based. We like the Open-source variety, as users and developers from across the globe constantly collaborate to improve the program code and functionality.
Beware of browser-based programs, as internet browsers (Chrome, Firefox, etc.) are basically software programs which are a target for hackers. Instead, we recommend one, such as Password Safe, which stores the password database on your computer.
Simple to Set Up
Just download the program, install, and begin listing your logins! You can easily create groups, such as personal, business, banking, insurance, social, etc. This helps to organize your login credentials.
Each password record allows for the destination URL (such as Gmail.com), the username (such as firstname.lastname@example.org) and the password.
Easy to Use
Once you’ve created a password record, it’s easy to log in.
Using our Gmail example, select the Gmail entry from the list. With the click of the mouse, you can connect to the URL (Gmail.com), auto-input your username, then auto-input the password.
No need to remember lengthy passwords, or enter them by hand.
It’s the best feature, as far as I’m concerned. I still have complete control of my logins – if I forget my complex Amazon password, I can still reset it because Amazon uses my email address.
For everyday use, a Password Manager has simplified my work day – it is definitely the way to go!