One password to rule them all

The master password and the password manager

We all know the importance of having a secure password, but if you are like me, you easily forget your passwords. If I get logged out of something (or someone clears my cache…grrr), I have to click on the “lost password” option. When I type in my new password (which I swear I’ll remember this time), I usually get the “Your new password can’t be similar to your old one”.

Solution: say hello to your new BFF, a password manager.

Why use a password manager?

  • Why not? You can have different secure passwords for all of theĀ online accounts you have
  • You don’t need to remember them all
  • This will save you minutes of frustration (this is a long time on the interweb)

Which password manager should I get?

LastPass password manager
LastPass password manager is free and works across most OS’s, browsers and devices.
  • LastPass has premium and enterprise solutions, but for you and I the free version is perfect
  • It is easy to use and you update your logins and passwords as you browse the internet or use your apps
  • During installation, you can get the Afrikaans version
  • Make LastPass even safer by restricting it to one country and to automatically log off when you are no longer browsing

Is a cloud based password manager, like LastPass safe?

  • A password manager doesn’t just store your logins and passwords in plain text, it encrypts the data and stores it in vault
  • LastPass was hacked on the 15th of June, but because of the encryption no harm was done
  • Never ever store your banking or credit card details. It just isn’t worth the time saved.
  • This illustrates the importance of creating a secure master password

Luckily for you, this dude came up with a super catchy song to help you create a super secure master password.

If you REALLY liked the song, why not try out 1Password, the company that made the song possible.
Need more tips on creating passwords and stopping bad password habits? Read here

5 Comments

  • Reply Hello Pretty July 9, 2015 at 09:42

    We use this a lot, especially because we’re a remote team – it’s pretty great! (barring the awkward hacking thing. Cringe.)

    • Reply Tech Girl July 9, 2015 at 09:48

      I’m keen to try it. I’m constantly clicking “forgot password”. Thank goodness for smart writers who find these things! Haha.

  • Reply Unavengedavo July 9, 2015 at 09:44

    Hey, now you can update this article šŸ˜›

    https://techgirl.co.za/2015/07/08/the-worst-passwords-ever/

  • Reply Shakes May 31, 2017 at 08:43

    I find Pixelock.com covers my needs. It doesn’t store passwords but allows you to recreate them easily, this means the site cannot be hacked for my passwords and yet I have them available to me 24/7.

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