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Jan 31, 2019 14:29:05

Password Manager

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Valentino Urbano

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Do you have a password manager?

Until 2 years ago I was a total mess at online security. I always used a short and easy to remember the password for every single site. Same login and same password. I didn't know anything about how they were stored back then. Around that time I heard about the play station network leak and all the damage it causes. I finally realized that it could have happened to me. This sense of unease got worse when I read a post on a tech blog of a blogger who lost all his photos because someone broke into his iCloud account and erased his HDD.

I finally decided to buy a password manager and went through all my most important logins and changed them to a randomly generated password. I've been in relative peace from that moment on.

After the lengthy setup process logging in to websites is actually easier. Your credentials will get auto-filled with a single click (or keypress).

Next steps

Once you feel comfortable with using a password manager you can start using 2-factor authentication as well. Don't rush it though. Already switching from not using to using a password manager is a big chance and too much change too quickly would just make you go back to the start.

I'm going to talk about two-factor authentication in the next installment.

Originally published at www.valentinourbano.com

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    @valentino I was in the same boat as you until I started using a password manager. I am using different and very strong passwords for sites now and do feel more secure.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jan 31, 2019 06:36:20
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      @brandonwilson next step is 2 factor auth for the most important ones

      Valentino Urbano avatar Valentino Urbano | Jan 31, 2019 19:52:30
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