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Password Safety Solutions

Monday, March 27th, 2017 by | Filed Under: Quick Tips, Security Help
 
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Your passwords are important. If you don’t follow the rules for safe passwords, you can find all of your accounts hacked in a matter of minutes. Two important rules to follow:

1. Do not, I repeat DO NOT, use the same password for multiple websites and accounts. Every password should be different. And not just a little different. Hackers are wise to tricks like that and they’ll be into your bank account, email, and ordering stuff from Amazon on your card to be delivered to their house in just a few minutes.

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2. Use secure passwords!  What does secure mean? It means don’t use words or phrases or even dates. Your kids’ names, your pets’ names, your date of birth – anything like that is a snap to crack. Did you know the most common password out there is “password” and that’s followed closely by 12345678? Use long passwords, the longer the better. And you must mix up numbers, capital letters, and irregular characters if they are allowed.  G!x22Zmr! is a better password than Marcia1959 or PugloverJMZ.

But, of course, there’s a problem with all these secure passwords. How the heck are you supposed to remember 17 passwords that are a random string of letters, numbers, and symbols. That’s where a good, secure password manager comes in. Not only will it keep track of your passwords, it will let you access websites in a flash. There are a lot of password managers out there and you can certainly look around and check their user ratings.

For those of you already using password managers, let us know in the comments which one is your favorite.

~ Cynthia

 

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16 Responses to “Password Safety Solutions”

  1. Byron Logman says:

    Good points, Cynthia!

    Have used RoboForm for years. Its features have continually kept up with the changes that maintain the strong security required for web commerce and general browsing.

  2. Richard G. Young says:

    I actual use two (2) password managers, Dashlane and the one I bought from this company Password Power.

  3. Michael Merrill says:

    I use Roboform

  4. Bob Grabowski says:

    Last Pass, I have been using it for 3 years. Great product

  5. Ray Pack says:

    Been using Robo Form for years-I like it

  6. Curtis Schwinck says:

    I have been using Dashlane for several years, easy, fast. Only problem is their “strong” passwords do not alwasys follow the rules of the site. I then create my own and save it to Dashlane and all works fine then. I also use it on my phone, great that phone(and computer) synch with each other. I heartily recommend Dashlane (and it’s free) from Google.

  7. Tonya Brown says:

    My absolute favorite is RoboForm but have been using LastPass recently due to not able to use RoboForm from work. LastPass is really great because I can log into it when I am at work to retrieve my passwords without having to install anything.

  8. Gloria Bryant says:

    I use Roboform. I’ve been using it for several years. There is a version for Window, Android, Linux, IOS, Mac, & Chrome OS. All versions Sync.

  9. noaquie says:

    RoboForm, I have been using RoboForm since to time of my first computer way back in 2000. It’s has a yearly fee. I think it’s worth it.

  10. Kitty says:

    Have been using password power since you guys had it on your text tips, I believe at one time you offered it free to your premium members(witch I am)and it has been a god sent when I can’t remember one. If it is easy for this 71year old to use then I think it would be perfect for anyone. Great job!!!

  11. Howard Bretman says:

    I still use Roboform 6 that I bought a lifetime subscription to. In my view it is the best password manager. Unfortunately it does not work on Chrome or Edge but it does still work on the latest Internet Explorer. Is the price for Steve’s program a yearly or a one off fee?

  12. Storm Ferguson says:

    Always used Lastpass but two days ago it went crazy. It wouldn’t accept my password and then on using its replacement password, it wouldn’t accept that either. Now relying on Browsers password managers.
    Your thoughts Cynthia?

  13. John Sunde says:

    I have been using password power since Worldstart first made it available. Is Steve’s latest version compatible with Android devices? If so, it will be invaluable.Please advise. Thank you,

    J.S.

  14. Louis M Bernard says:

    I use Dashlane and like it very much.

  15. Patricia Pittman says:

    I have been using TrueKey. I use two different passwords, one for general use and another for sensitive accounts.

  16. Roxy says:

    I have been using LastPass for 2 or 3 years now to store my log ins for everything but “money” related websites. I am not a control freak but just don’t fully trust things “out their in cyberspace” or on somebody else’s “system”. I have all my “money” accounts in a no longer supported password manager called PINS. I also have other very important sites and my email addresses that are in LastPass entered in it, too. The program is free, and its use is very extensive, and easy to use. I keep, in several places both on and off my computer, a copy of the program install file. But the only time I have ever had to use that over about the past 6-8 years is when I have bought a new, or another computer to install it anew. It also generates passwords with the same parameters as LastPass. LastPass is, of course, the easiest to use when you are doing anything online, and I might use it to set up a “money” related site, but as soon as possible that “setup” is moved to PINS and taken out of LastPass. So I do really like both of them.

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