What is a password manager? It is an application or site that you can use to securely keep track of your passwords. A password manager can be a very useful tool because it makes it easier to store and remember strong passwords. Here is a video that may help!
Strong passwords make it extremely difficult for hackers to breach your data by encrypting it, or in other words, scrambling your password to make it unreadable. Here, I will create a summarized version on how you can set up your password manager!
Step 1: Find the right password manager
Below are some reliable password managers that you can choose from. I have included a couple benefits, but there are more listed on their official websites (linked below).
Disclaimer: prices and benefits may vary from time of publication.
Plans start at $2.99 a month
Most reliable choice
Basic plan includes unlimited devices, 1GB, unlimited
Plans start at $0 a month
Limited to one device ( free versions)
Unlimited passwords and passkeys
Plans start at $2.92 a month
Fingerprint and face login
Step 2: Create an Account
After choosing what plan you like, create an account following the steps on the application; for example, one pass, after you choose your plan, you will need to put in your name, and an email that you will get a verification code through. You will then need to create a password that is easy to remember (please refer to the video above for a strong password). You will then be sent a secret key. It is important that you keep it in a safe place, preferably a folder so that it cannot be visibly seen. The password manager should generate a random password, but in an event that it does, remember your password should have a combination of 8 letters, numbers, and symbols.
Tip: Regularly change the passwords of your important accounts
Changing all your passwords can become tedious, so it's important to prioritize some account passwords which include accounts related to money and personal information.
Examples of important accounts include:
Medical information accounts
If you have any questions, need support, or clarification, please reach out!
Updated by Meigan 9/15/23