Passwords are a necessity of the online world. They are one of the most important means of securing your digital life, preventing hackers and anyone else from accessing your bank account, email, social media accounts, and everything else you do online.
That’s why it’s vital to use strong passwords that no one else can guess. It’s also important not to reuse passwords across multiple websites and services because if an adversary obtains your login details from one site (for example, from a data breach), they’ll be able to use those details to access all your other services that share the same login details.
Wintercorn recommend the use of a password manager. It allows you to have incredibly strong, complex passwords without writing them down on a post-it note or using your browser password storage. You only need remember one strong password - the one used to login to the manager. Obviously you'd also use 2 factor authentication as well. We hope it's obvious?
A password manager is a computer program (app) that generates secure passwords and securely stores them for you. It will also store passwords you create yourself. Most modern password managers make it easy to enter these saved passwords (and other login details, such as your username) when you log in to websites and apps.
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