Let’s assume you’re using different passwords for all the websites and apps you’ve signed up for. (After all, we certainly hope you are.)
That means you have so many different combinations of numbers, letters and memory triggers that it’s officially impossible to keep them all straight.
Fortunately, there are secure and convenient ways to store all your passwords so you never have to memorize another one again. You can keep your data even more secure and save yourself from ever getting locked out of an account by using one of these options.
1. Your browser’s password storage

Using your browser’s password storage option is a secure and convenient way to keep track of all your passwords. If you use the same browser on your desktop and mobile device, the password memory even carries over.

Perhaps the best part about this option is that every browser has it. Whether you use Chrome, Safari, Edge or Firefox, browser password storage keeps all your passwords safely one click away.

2. Password manager software

There are special websites and apps that store your passwords much in the same way your browser does. You can install the extension to your browser on any device, and your account information will carry over wherever you need to access your passwords.

The real stand-out feature of this type of software is that you can securely share credentials with other people. They receive an email notification with the option to “accept share,” and then they can log into that account without you actually revealing your password. It just fills in automatically for them.

You can revoke their access by email address whenever you want, too.

Keeping your passwords safe is ultimately about choosing the right storage option for you and making sure your passwords are strong. The most important passwords are still helpful to memorize, too, especially if you need to access those accounts on public computers.

And remember: even a really good password used over and over again puts your data at risk.

Questions? Ready to learn more about your password security? Contact us today.