Archives - Password Management

Unique account, unique passphrase

Having separate passphrases/passwords for every account helps to thwart cybercriminals. At a minimum, separate your work and personal accounts and make sure that your critical accounts have the strongest passphrases.

How to protect your passwords

Now that you’ve chosen a password that’s easy for you to remember, but difficult for others to guess, you have to make sure not to leave it someplace for people to find. Writing it down and leaving it in your desk, next to your computer, or, worse, taped to your computer, is just making it […]

Establish end-of-life plans for your online accounts

Today, part of end-of-life planning entails managing a myriad of digital details. It’s very important to use a vaulted password manager and leave clear instructions for how to manage your social media and other accounts in the event of your passing. As always, we recommend using a password manager instead of writing passwords down.

Create a password for online video meetings

Video conferencing software is more popular than ever. That said, there are some security liabilities associated with its use, such as not enforcing password requirements for attendees. A password-less meeting could in theory let anyone join in, which could in turn let them listen to the discussion and steal sensitive information as well. Require a […]

Disable your browser’s AutoFill option

The AutoFill setting helps you log into online accounts faster by automatically entering your credentials like email/username and password. If someone gets ahold of your mobile device, this setting will allow them to have easy access to your email, bank account, social pages, etc. Increase your browser security by turning off this setting and manually […]

Consider using a password manager

Password manager applications manage different accounts and passwords while having added benefits, including identifying weak or repeated passwords. There are many different options, so start by looking for an application that has a large install base (e.g., 1 million plus) and an overall positive review. Properly using one of these password managers may help improve […]