With the growing number of applications, accounts and other things we have to keep track of, it can be very cumbersome to remember multiple usernames and passwords.
Per our article on creating a secure password, one thing you need to ensure is that they are all different, lengthy, and complex. It would be near impossible for someone to remember all this without recording them somewhere. However, this can lead to the vulnerability of someone stealing this information more easily.
This is where a password manager can provide tremendous value and security. If you’ve never heard of a password manager before, think of it like a book of all your passwords, locked by a master key that only you know.
Password managers don’t just store your passwords — they help you generate and save strong, unique passwords when you sign up to new websites. That means whenever you go to a website or app, you can pull up your password manager, copy your password, paste it into the login box, and you’re in. Often, password managers come with browser extensions that automatically fill in your password for you.
Most importantly, they help take the hassle out of creating and remembering strong passwords.
If you find yourself having to write down lots of different passwords to keep track of them for all your accounts, definitely consider using a password manager.