If your answers to these questions is “1” (or more than 1) then the topic of today’s newsletter is tailor made for you.
Remembering the credentials (e.g. email-address and password) of all the various online-accounts is quite impossible and one should not use the same password for everything. This might be a known fact but – being honest – we still tend to do that. Resetting the password all the time is annoying because one have to wait for the “We resetted your password”-email and to know which email-address has been used for the web service. It’s annyoing and time consuming.
Having a local file with your passwords seems fine but that is what hackers will search for first. Is this file backed up? Encrypted? Even when you have a paper written list with the credentials, what if this list is in your office but you need to log in while travelling?
For secure and safe surfing you should always change your passwords frequently!
Check if your credentials have been compromised:
It would be best to have a little helper which keeps track of the accounts and the passwords used. The tool should be safe and secure, it should contain all the passwords encrypted and it should be available from anywhere you are and usable with whatever device you have.
No surprise – There are such tools, they are called ‘password manager‘! And there are many of them. Maybe too many to know which one to choose from.