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Password Managers

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Lock Down Your Login

Fortify your online accounts by enabling the strongest authentication tools available, such as biometrics, security keys or a unique one-time code through an app on your mobile device. Your usernames and passwords are not enough to protect key accounts like email, banking and social media.

Password Managers

One of the most important steps you can take to protect yourself online is to use a unique, strong password for each of your accounts. Unfortunately, most of us have so many accounts that it’s almost impossible to remember all of our passwords. A simple solution is to use a password manager, sometimes called a password vault. These applications are designed to securely store your login credentials. Moreover, they can make it much easier for you to log into websites, mobile apps and other applications.

How Password Managers Work

A password manager acts like a digital safe; it securely stores your usernames, passwords and other sensitive information. When a website requires you to login to your account, the password manager can automatically retrieve your password and securely log you into the website. This makes it simple to have hundreds of unique, strong passwords, since you do not have to remember them. Password managers store your details in a database, which is sometimes called a vault. The password manager encrypts the vault’s contents and protects it with a master password that only you know. When you need to retrieve your credentials, perhaps to log into your online bank or email accounts, you simply type your master password into your password manager to unlock the vault.

Below are just a few password managers you can use provided by Stop.Think.Connect.

  1. Bitium
  2. Dashlane
  3. LastPass
  4. OneLogin
  5. True Key™ by  Intel Security

Information provided via SANS and Stop.Think.Connect.

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