Cyber SecurityIT StrategyWhy you should be using a Password Management Tool |

Perhaps you’re still using your favorite football club or favorite place, or worst still the good old ‘Pa$$w0rd123’ phrase as your current password. Or maybe it’s a combination of numbers and letters with some complication that you think no one will find out, but trouble is you keep forgetting the combination. Hassle for you and great news for hackers!

If any of the above sounds familiar, there’s good news.

The way we manage our passwords has changed and the days of remembering multiple different passwords for all of your different applications, at home and at work, are gone. Technology has luckily moved on; enter the Password Management Tool.

A Password Management Tool is a piece of software designed to store and manage your online credentials safely. Usually, these passwords are stored in an encrypted database and locked behind a master password.

Put simply, you download a Password Manager (There are lots out there on the market), create one very unique password for the Manager Tool itself and then start logging into all of your usual accounts.

The Password Manager will then ask you if you want to save the login details in your ‘vault’ – by clicking yes, you’ll enjoy an auto filled log in experience next time, not needing to remember that particular password for that particular account.

Once you’ve moved all of your account credentials into the vault, the only password you’ll ever need to retrieve from the back of your memory will be your super secure Management Tool password.

Plus, if you’re setting up an account log in for the first time, the Password Manager will offer to auto create a random password for you which will be long, alphanumeric, and essentially impossible to guess.

So, not only do Password Management Tools offer increased security measures when you’re online on any device, protecting your identity, they also save you loads of time too.

Of course, no bit of software is 100% free of vulnerabilities, but on this occasion, the safety benefits definitely outweigh the risks.

If you’re not yet using a Password Manager within your business, start today and ensure all of your staff and colleagues do the same. To make it official why not create a Password Management Policy and direct staff to your preferred Management Tool for consistency.

If you’re looking for a Password Manager that you can access on any device, providing your have an internet connection, we’d recommend you look at a Cloud based tool, rather than a Desktop based tool.

For further advice on password security or anything cyber related, give our experts a call on 01392 207 194, email us or request a call back at a time that suits you.

 

 

 

 

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