Why is it important to have a secure and strong password?
How Secure Is Your Password? A strong password provides essential protection from hackers, ransomware, financial fraud and identity theft.
One of the most common ways that hackers break into computers is by guessing passwords. Simple and commonly used passwords enable intruders to easily gain access and control of your computer or mobile device.
What makes a password strong? The key aspects of a strong password is the length, mix of letters (lower and upper case), numbers and symbols, no ties to your personal information and no dictionary words.
Also, DO NOT RE-USE PASSWORDS. Majority of people use very weak passwords and reuse them on different websites. How are you supposed to use unique, strong passwords on all of the websites you’ve signed up to?
Password re-use is a severe dilemma because of the many password leaks that occur each year, even on the larger websites you use. When your password is leaked, malicious individuals then have your email address, username and the same password combination which they will then be able to try on other websites.
Geekknowtech manage many multiple accounts for their business and customers, while even the typical user usually has ten or so plus different passwords. Also, remembering strong passwords is nearly impossible. The ideal way to keep and store your strong, secure and random passwords which allow you to remember them.
The SOLUTION is a Password Manager.
Password managers help you store all of your login information for all the websites you use and will also assist you in login into them automatically. Password managers allow you to encrypt your passwords database with one long, complex and strong MASTER PASSWORD. This will also help you free up your brain power for doing things productive and on the fly instead of remembering a long list of passwords.
We USE & RECOMMEND LastPass – this cloud based password manager, comes with browser extensions, mobile and desktop applications for all of the browsers and operating systems. Very powerful and offers a variety of two-factor authentication options so you can rest assured that no one else will login to your password vault account. LastPass store your passwords on their servers in encrypted format. The LastPass extension or application will decrypt and encrypt the passwords when you login, so not even LastPass are able to view your passwords, even if they wanted to.
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