With more and more of our lives happening online, and every new site requiring a password, it’s more tempting than ever to just use the same password across all your accounts. But we all know that’s a bad idea. We’ve been told repeatedly by experts and learned the hard way that using different passwords is absolutely necessary to keep your data secure. So we have a new problem: how to keep all our passwords straight. For that, many people turn to password managers. Here are five reasons you should, too.
- No more “I forgot my password” clicks
With a password manager, you only have to remember the master password. All your other passwords are stored in your account, so once you log in there, you have the rest of them at your fingertips. You’ll never have to wait for that “forgot password” email again!
- You can use stronger passwords
The strongest passwords are long strings of random characters, which are nearly impossible to remember. Using a password manager, you can use extremely strong randomly generated passwords, so your accounts will be even more secure.
- They work across devices
Some of us have accounts we only ever access on our phones or tablets, and those accounts need protection, too. Most password managers can be easily installed on a mobile device, so you can access all your accounts on all your devices without a hitch.
- They make changing passwords a breeze
Some sites require you to change your password at regular intervals, whether it’s once a year, every six months, or every quarter. Other sites upgrade their security features and require a one-time password change. And, of course, if you find your account is part of a data breach, you’ll want to change your password immediately! With a password manager, you can set up regular password changes or change a password with just a couple of clicks.
- They’re not just for passwords
Think about all the security questions, memberships, and other easily-forgettable information you have associated with your accounts. Password managers can take care of those, too, as well as medical information and lots of other data you need access to.
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