How Many Passwords Have You Forgotten?
I just want to share an extremely useful tool with you today.
How do you store your passwords?
Do you write them in a notebook?
Save them on a spreadsheet?
Use the same password for everything so you won't forget?
Now more than ever, when working online, we need to be security conscious.
There are people out there who are just looking for ways to breach anyone's account - just to see if they can.
How good is your security?
There are many tools out there to help you with storing passwords.
My preference is one called Last Pass.
It allows you to not only store your passwords, but will generate them as well.
It will also store information you use often such as your billing address and banking info if you choose to.
Another great feature is the ability to share a password with someone without actually giving them your password - they never see it.
This is useful if you need to outsource work, say on your website.
When the job is done, you simply remove the share in your account and don't have to worry about changing your password.
I can also access my Last Pass account from anywhere, on any computer.
If you go to the library or are at a friends house, you simply log into your Last Pass Vault and retrieve the password you need.
The only password you have to remember is the one used to log into your vault.
A top tip for this password to make sure it is more secure and easy to remember:
Use a sentence. For example, this is one I have used before:
Easy for me to remember - not so easy to crack.
I would not call that the most secure password but it is more secure than using your usual password that you use for every site you log into. :)
A password is more secure if you have a mixture of upper and lowercase letters, numbers and special characters. Like: pW03)+4Ft#1$hsD@6