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Password Management

You know passwords don’t work – its’ been in the news. You know your passwords are weak – you type them in every day. You have a suspicion there must be a better way than this, but what is it?

Our online accounts have ever more data about us, making this more important now than ever.

With a few simple steps, and some free tools, you can greatly increase your online security, and go from low-hanging fruit to password security pro!

Step 1. Sort accounts into priority.

You need to sort accounts into three types:

  1. Extremely sensitive. Accounts that should be considered extremely sensitive include; Email accounts (as with this, they can reset any other password), Online bank accounts (as with this, they can steal your money) and sites such as Facebook that can be leveraged for identity theft.
  2. Sensitive. Accounts that should be considered sensitive include
  3. Standard. Standard accounts are those with no personally identifiable information other than email address.

Step 2. Install a password manager and Two-Factor authentication token(s)

We recommend Keepass, a popular open-source password manager. This also has plugins to save passwords from web forms, generate strong passwords for new accounts, and fill previously saved passwords in, to enable easy login.

There is a variety of Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) tokens on the market, the free smartphone app Google Authenticator supports a range of 2FA applications.

Step 3. Set the right password scheme for the account.

Extremely sensitive accounts should have 2FA and a long, unique password, Sensitive accounts should have a long, unique password, and Standard accounts should have a unique password.

Alternatively, call us to do all of this for you!

Contact Us - Talk to us today and find out how we can integrate, organise and improve your systems.

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