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How many times have you seen the “incorrect password” message when trying to log into one of your frequented (or not frequented) sites?
Surely by now you’ve heard how dangerous it is to use the same password for every account you have. It’s time to ditch the Word/Excel document or sticky note with your password list and switch to a much more secure password vault. This is where we highly recommend using a password manager. What is that, you ask? As defined by Techspective, a password manager is “a software application that automatically creates strong passwords for you so you don’t have to worry about creating a reliable password every time you open a new account on a website. It also stores all of your passwords in a single vault which you secure by a master password.”
Here’s why you need a password manager:
- It makes your life so much easier! Once you set up your own password manager, you never have to remember multiple passwords again – you only have to remember ONE!
- Extra security. Having long, encrypted passwords is exponentially more secure than using the same password (or even a few different ones) for all of your devices/sites. There has never been a more important time in cyber history to make sure your online activities and devices are as secure as they can be.
That’s it! Easier life and extra security…what more of a reason could you need? If you’re trying to diversify your password portfolio but have trouble remembering all of them, or simply want to make your online life more secure, we’ve put together our favorite password manager apps and what we think are their key features.
We would love to help if you want a password manager and don’t know where to start. Enable Ministry Partners is about serving those who serve. If you’d like more information about how we can help, email us at [email protected].