You may have heard that longer passwords are stronger passwords, but is that really the case? What is the best password length for security? How long should a passphrase be? In this quick guide, we’ll go over the basics for creating a secure online password.  The difference between a password and a passphrase The terms…

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LastPass is one of the most popular password management services out there, and it’s trusted by many users. But is it really secure? Why password managers exist Keeping track of passwords for everything online can get hard, so many users fall back on lazy habits like using the same password for everything. That’s horrible for…

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One of the key layers of cybersecurity is good password hygiene. But today’s security can make the situation more complex. Now you have password managers, two factor authentication using apps, fingerprint protection, and even facial identification.

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Ever wondered why most systems can’t tell you what password you used when you signed up? Or wondered if your password was being stored insecurely by a service you were using? How can you even tell if it’s stored securely, and what does that mean?

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When it comes to cybersecurity, passwords are inherently part of the problem. Whether yours are complex and easy to forget, short and easy for hackers to guess, or you write them down on a piece of paper that you end up losing, they cause a lot of issues.

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For years now we’ve advised clients to use a password manager. It’s a much better option than scribbling your passwords down on tiny pieces of paper or even storing them in your web browser. Simply put, a password manager makes it easy to remember your secure passwords. You can even share passwords with other people on your team. But are password managers really secure? Only if you pick the right option.

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With all the data today’s computers and phones have on them, they need to be properly secured. After all, you’re walking around with a device that can access your social media, email, and even bank accounts. Do you really want to risk someone stealing your identity because your phone wasn’t properly secured? So which one should you use, a password or your fingerprint?

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If you’re like many other people, you may have kept track of your passwords with a pen and paper for years now. Maybe you’ve heard of password managers, but you were wary of them because you weren’t sure how they worked.

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Did you know that the most popular password in 2018 was “123456”? Or that the second most popular was “password”? Third place was “123456789” and fourth place was “12345678.” Talk about making things easier for hackers! Let’s take a look at what the best length is for passwords, then whether you really need to worry about having a complex password or not.

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If you’ve listened to IT professionals at all in the past ten years, there’s a decent chance you’ve heard advice like, “Your password needs to be longer,” and “Change your password often.” Do any of those sound familiar? Well, if you’ve tried to follow any of that advice, you may have sticky notes on your…

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