Protect yourself with a password manager
Are you overwhelmed by password resets, phishing warnings, and cybersecurity breaches? Then you are overdue for a password manager.
According to ID Agent which monitors the Dark Web, phishing emails increased by 667% since the beginning of COVID-19. The amount of personal and company information for sale has increased by 300% in the past two years which means cyber thieves are seeing success.
A password manager can provide some much-needed protection. There are many benefits to using one, but here are my personal favorites:
Everything is organized in one secure place.
Time saved not having to look for passwords, go through the reset process, or set up a new account.
Protection against cybersecurity threats such as phishing, hacking, and more.
Option to share passwords with family members or employees (with or without letting them see the password). Allowing account access to loved ones or business partners will save them time and stress if something unforeseen happens to you.
The password manager I recommend to clients is LastPass, but there are other similar products available. According to their website, here are six ways LastPass can help:
Log in and go. Once you save a password in LastPass, you'll always have it when you need it; logging in is fast and easy.
Simplify online shopping. When you're ready to make a purchase, your profile will fill all your payment and shipping details for you.
Generate strong passwords. The built-in password generator creates long, randomized passwords that protect against hacking.
Store digital records. Insurance cards, memberships, Wi-Fi passwords . . . keep all your notes safe and easy to find using user-friendly names and categories.
Share effortlessly. Conveniently and safely share passwords and notes with anyone. Set up family members or employees and share passwords to specific accounts they need to access.
Dark web monitoring. Stop worrying about data breaches. Get alerts if your personal information is at risk.
You can get a Free plan for a single device. With a premium plan, LastPass goes everywhere you do, across all your devices (phone, tablet, desktop).
Setting up a password manager requires a little investment of time upfront but will save you so much time and frustration in the future. For your own peace of mind, take the time to set up a password manager today. Learn more at LastPass.com.
Do you need assistance with all things cybersecurity-related but don’t know where to start? I recommend contacting Jeremy at Team Logic IT.