With a safe password manager tool, you only have to remember one master password.
You should never write down your password, and each account needs a unique password. Safe password manager tools are helpful so you never lose your login information.
IT Services recommends using a reputable password manager tool such as LastPass, 1Password, or Bitwarden to save and manage passwords for all your online accounts. Make sure your master password is at least 15 characters long, which will make it more secure and difficult to hack.
Password managers help secure your accounts because they:
- Generate strong, random passwords and save them in an encrypted vault protected by a master password.
- Validate the website you are visiting and allow you to automatically enter your login information if it is safe.
- Never enter your login information on sites that aren’t legitimate.
- Create a unique password for each site and ensure you do not use duplicate passwords.
Whenever possible, use multi-factor authentication on accounts for an additional layer of security.