Why I love password managers ↦
Tanya leads with this as a disclaimer “This article is for beginners in security or other IT folk, not experts.” — which means this is a 101 level post BUT is a highly important topic. Share as needed.
Passwords are awful … software security industry expects us to remember 100+ passwords, that are complex (variations of upper & lowercase, numbers and special characters), that are supposed to be changed every 3 months, with each one being unique. Obviously this is impossible for most people.
Tanya goes on to say…
If you work in an IT environment, you absolutely must have a password manager. I strongly suggest that anyone who uses a computer regularly and has multiple passwords to remember to get one, even if you don’t consider yourself tech savvy.
I fully agree. I also use 1Password and have done so for as long as I can possibly remember.
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This is fantastic advice. I’ve been using 1Password, and I’ve converted my wife to use it too. This is one of those things where really everyone should be doing it, but the learning curve is steep for those who aren’t very tech savvy. This episode of Reply All really scared me about this stuff too.