Chances are you have more logins and accounts to keep track of than ever, and with that comes the inevitable irritation of not being able to remember a password you swore you’d remember.
Or worse, you’re still using the same password you used in middle school, leaving yourself or your business vulnerable to getting hacked. That’s where password managers come in.
Password managers store all of your login information so you don’t have to keep track of them. That way, you can make the passwords as complicated and difficult to hack as possible without worrying about whether or not you’ll be able to remember them. As we continue to live more and more of our lives online, they’re becoming an essential part of the daily routine.
So, which one should you use?
There are a ton of password managers available, so it can be difficult to narrow your choices down and make the best decision. The premium version of LastPass is available for just $3 a month and is a simple and secure way to store all of your login information, especially if you’re running a business and your goal is to keep you and your employees on the same page. It also generates strong passwords for you, so you don’t have to worry about thinking them up yourself. Once you save a password through LastPass, it’s available on all of your devices, so you can take it everywhere you go.
That’s far from the only option, though. 1Password, Enpass, and Dashlane are just a few of the trusted password managers currently available. Research your options and find the one that you think will work the best for you.
Are they always safe?
Unfortunately, as is the case with all technology, password managers aren’t perfect and do come with their security flaws. Research has found that they can be vulnerable to targeted malware attacks, and there’s reason to be concerned about the idea of putting all of your passwords in the same space.
This past February, Independent Security Evaluators did an audit of five of the top password managers and found that the Windows 10 apps for those programs left some passwords exposed in the computer’s memory when the apps were in “locked” mode. Some master passwords, used to unlock all the passwords, were even left exposed. The response of the companies differed, but LastPass performed an update that will help prevent exposed passwords going forward.
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