Tech Tip Level1: Ugly Passwords

Tech Tip Level1: Ugly Passwords

Many people use the same password over and over again. Are you one of those people? What if a hacker got the password? Would you remember where that password was used?

Well, there is a simple solution PC’s and Mac’s. I know Mac has a built-in password manager called Keychain, but I am going to speak about Keepass, which runs on both platforms.

First, what is Keepass? It is a password manager that can keep track of all your passwords for you under lock and key. Because it can keep track of any number of passwords, you can make the passwords as complicated as you wish. For example, you could make your password ugly, like “CUD06STgwUg756CMqX3j” for your bank account access.

The best part of this program is that you don’t have to remember these ugly passwords. The program will automatically fill in the password for you, once you enter the master password.

The program itself is secured by a master password and all the stored passwords are encrypted. Best yet is that you can make each website have a different ugly password. That way, if one account is hacked, only that one is affected.

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