When it comes to online security, everyone should know these three things about inputting passwords online:
1. You shouldn’t use the same password for different accounts
2. Your password shouldn’t be simple (it should contain numbers, special characters and capitals)
3. You shouldn’t share your password with anyone (even writing them down on paper can be a social engineering issue)
So how do you find an easy and simple way to meet all 3 criteria?
The answer: LastPass
With LastPass all your passwords are different, complex, encrypted and saved so that you don’t have to remember them. All you need to remember is 1 master password in order to tell the software that it’s you. Best of all it’s free!
Once you have LastPass downloaded, whenever you log into an account such as twitter, it will ask you if you if you want to save the password on LastPass, if you click yes every time you go into twitter it will already have your credentials loaded on screen so that you don’t even have to spend time entering your details! Just a minor time saving activity, but if you have multiple accounts on different platforms it defiantly makes a difference.
When it comes to creating a new password, all you have to do is click on the LastPass icon in the password bar and you can choose to generate a random password. These passwords are always random and complex, and LastPass will save it so you don’t even have to remember it.
If you want to find out more about LastPass, here’s a link to their website.
LastPass is a quick and easy way to protect your passwords online, but protecting your network overall takes a bit more work. Read about the Network Security services we offer here.