Sunday, June 11, 2023

Managing passwords

One of the things that I find most frustrating is people using the same password for everything. "Oh, it's easy for me to do it that way" or some variation is the reason given.

What they don't think about is that it makes it just as easy for hackers. Once they get one, they get them all.

So, having the same password on multiple accounts is a security issue. But here's the thing: managing a separate password for each account is a pain, a huge pain.

A password manager is a good way to keep up with everything. It can generate passwords for you, and keep them all safe and secure for you. Or at least that's the idea. You have to keep your access to a password manager safe, or else you took a bad situation and made it worse. A good, safe, secure password to access your password manager is critical.

But, that's not the only thing. So what's a body to do? Well, knowledge is good. And Rob Braxman is a good source of information about security. Earlier this year, he did a video on password managers. If you're concerned about security, give it a watch.


My Streaming Life involves a lot of passwords, and my password manager (BitWarden) does a good job.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Your comments are welcome. Abusive or off-topic comments will be removed.