Password management apps are key to cyber security!
So last week, I enlightened you all to the most common Internet passwords of 2020, and they were, well, painfully obvious.
The ten most commonly used passwords of 2020 (so far anyway), according to SplashData’s top 25 most common passwords were:
So that made me realise we all need to do better to protect ourselves online, and boost our own cyber security wherever possible. And one of the best ways to do this is to use password management apps.
The idea behind these apps is that you have different passwords for every login, and change them regularly. Naturally, this sounds like a lot of effort, and a lot of information to remember – so the apps will manage all your passwords so you don’t have to.
Here are some of the best password management apps out there at the moment (you won’t regret it!):
Dashlane fills all your passwords, payments, and personal details wherever you need them, across the web, AND on any device. Simply save your passwords and logins as you browse and store an unlimited number of passwords and access them anywhere. It even shares encrypted passwords with emergency contacts in case you have trouble with your account.
LastPass is brilliant password manager that offers a premium and a free option. To set up, you simply create a master password, and then import all saved login credentials — usernames and passwords — from whatever internet explorer you use. The free LastPass features include two-factor authentication, multiple identities, and an auto-fill feature. I f you go for the premium option, you’ll also get tech support, and the ability to sync information between your desktop and mobile devices. Handy!
With 1Password, your logins and private documents are securely stored in your personal password vault. This keeps your information locked away from thieves, hackers, and other unsavoury types. 1Password can record your usernames and passwords when you sign in to apps and websites. Their automatic form filler allows you to sign in to your online accounts with a single click, look, or touch. You have to love the convenience.
Try them folks, you won’t regret it!