Stolen passwords, malicious sites, phishing attacks, and identity theft are typical security cyber issues associated with passcode utilization. While finger or face scanning is currently a trend nowadays, some people still resort to using passwords and end up facing these problems.
Who are required to use password managers? In what aspect of password utilization should they use the said tool? Check it out here.
Wordnik defined the term ‘technotard’ as any person ‘who is incapable of comprehending new technologies and their uses.’ Indeed, people who have fewer ideas about technology are usually easily duped. Take impostor websites as examples.
Impostor websites are created almost 100% the same as the website on which you have an account. Your account and data are more likely at risk of fraud if you can’t distinguish the difference between a website that impersonates and not.
For those who aren’t confident in their intuition, you may ask help from password managers. Most of these software applications wouldn’t enter your password on sites that aren’t trusted. They can detect dangerous website and offer you cybersecurity in an attacker’s website.
Users with no-brainer passwords
Are you one of those people who use their names and birth dates in their passwords? If yes, then you are at high risk. If your friends can easily guess your phone passwords with just knowing you, hackers can do the same without even knowing you.
Thanks to some hacking tools, simple passwords, such as JohnSmith1989 or 1209_janepeters, can be easily cracked in a few seconds or minutes. With this in mind, the best way to avoid getting bypassed is to generate a strong and hard to remember password.
The more complex a password is, the harder it can be hacked. Of course, many users may not be able to remember the password due to its complexity. That’s why they tend to jot down these passwords in a secret notebook safely. However, it can get lost or bring convenience to you. This is where the password managers come into play.
Password managers provide you with a digital vault where you can keep your passwords. It also organizes your online and software accounts. Also, if you are having a hard time creating a strong password, a password manager can do this for you. The only thing left for you to do is to click your mouse and hit ‘yes’ every time you’ll sign in a site or software account.
Owners of multiple accounts
Most social media platforms and applications offer privacy to their users nowadays. In turn, you have to create a password to keep your personal information or space from other people, which is definitely great.
Now, the issue lies when you have a couple of accounts, and each requires a password. The tendency is that most people would likely use the same password for every account, which is the root cause of all password-reuse attacks.
Reusing the same password offers chances for hackers to break into a web platform or software application, steal your login details like email address and passwords, and use your information to sign in your other accounts. The next thing you’ll know is you already lose something like money.
To avoid getting hacked, you should use different passwords for different accounts. What’s more, don’t forget what we’ve recently tackled. You have to make ‘complicated’ passwords to avoid getting hacked, and you do that for every account you have.
With that in mind, you might wonder how can you remember all of those complex passwords for every account you have. Some don’t even remember their numbers, how much more a number of passwords! If you cannot handle it, you can use a password manager.
Password managers let you remember only a single password, which is called the ‘master password.’ Don’t get confused. You still have to make highly complex passwords, either you make it yourself or, as mentioned earlier, use a password manager too.
Going back, what a password manager does is to ‘safely’ keep all of your other passwords in an encrypted format called vault, which we’ve mentioned earlier. Then, the software will give secured access to all your stored passwords with a master password.
With a password manager, you don’t have to call your partner and ask ‘what’s my password again,’ which is a stupid question because you should be the one who should know it and not other people.
Here’s the catch. If you lose the master password, you might lose the other ones. Fortunately, many software applications offer recovery options. With password managers, generally, all you have to do is to remember the master password and type it down for every account or site that needs passwords as long as the site is trusted.