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 the 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 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.