This month, we will cover passwords and how to simplify password management while remaining secure.
Password security: What you need to know.
Once you have setup the password manager for the websites you frequent, all you will need to remember is one “Master Password.” Once the master password is entered it will autofill the username and password for you on the given website.
The only drawback of password managers is the one you’re probably thinking about right now – “What if someone gets a hold of my master password? What happens then?” Luckily, most password managers operate locally on the PC, meaning there is no server to crack or leak them from. As a result, someone would need to access to your computer in order to have a chance of gaining access to your password manager.
If you don’t like the idea of having a master password to control a plethora of accounts, then following some newer guidelines will help reduce the headache of picking safe passwords. Starting this year, some fresh ideas regarding password generation have been popping up. Articles such as this one from NPR have some friendly tips for helping choose a password that will be easy to remember. Your passwords should be complex, easy for you to remember, but hard for anyone else to guess.