Password managers, and why you need one

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How many accounts that require a login do you have? Think banking, social media, government services, online stores, etc. Lots, right? So how do you remember the passwords for all of them? Chances are you:

  • Use easy-to-remember passwords (like a word or date with some letters substituted for numbers),
  • Write them down somewhere (like Post-it notes, a journal, word document, etc.),
  • Use one or two strong passwords for all of your accounts, or
  • Forget them, and find yourself having to reset your passwords each time you try to login somewhere.

If that's you, then you're not alone. Recent studies show that 39% of people have a hard time keeping track of their passwords, 25% of people use less secure passwords in order to remember them, and a staggering 44% of people use less than 5 different passwords across all of their accounts! With 1 in 5 people having had their email or social media account compromised, there's no better time to review your password management system than right now.