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Ugh, … Another Password

Ugh, … Another Password

Ugh,…Another Password If you stop and think about it, you have hundreds of passwords and PINs to remember. It seems like I am creating an account on another website almost daily. So how am I suppose to remember all of these passwords? Hopefully you have grown beyond using one password for everything. If you haven’t, then please listen up, because you are putting your online accounts at risk.   Strong Passwords Generally, a password must contain at least 8 characters and those 8 characters must contain a capital letter(s), lowercase letter(s), numbers(s) and usually a special character. The password should be UNIQUE, meaning that it is not a password that they have used anywhere else before. I know what you are thinking, there is no way i can remember that many passwords. That is where password managers come to the rescue.   What are Password Managers Password managers keep up with all of your passwords so that all you have to do is remember one really strong password. When you need a password, simply unlock the password manager with the one and only password you have to remember and you can then lookup or have the password manager directly enter your password into the site.   Warning I do not recommend allowing your password manager to automatically fill the username and password to a site without some kind of user intervention. A rogue WiFi landing page could steal your credentials without your knowledge. Most password managers allow you to disable this feature and if they don’t, I would look elsewhere for a password manager.   Smart Bookmark Many of the...