Have you ever gotten an email warning you that someone attempted to log in to one of your accounts? Pretty scary, eh? I know I did. Getting those email can seem pretty scary at first, but this needs to be your first alarm on when to change your passwords. If you are like me, you don’t have a big memory for passwords and creating different passwords for every website can be challenging. We will get on how to remember your passwords later, let’s start with the beginning: creating your password!
Creating a password always was stressful for me, should I generate one? Should I type one that I know? Let me tell you this, your password needs to be the longest possible. You don’t need to write a novel, but you get the point, these websites aren’t playing when they say “8 characters minimum”, it’s painful, but that’s what you have to do to protect yourself. One easy trick is to hide sentences in your password. They are not easily guessable and pretty easy to remember:
- G2_TH3_ST0R3 (Going to the Store)
- ExOdUs$3:15=8 (For you catholic folks)
You get the point?
So, now that you have to great passwords, you might be looking for a way to remember them and manage them, well look no further, I have the solution for you! Remembering all your different passwords for all your different websites can be really hard. I personally had that problem for a long time before I started using a password manager. These apps are totally private and help you manage your passwords for your websites. I personally use Zoho, it is a great app that stores your password from everywhere, it is also the cheapest one on the market at 12$.
Managing your password has a price, but it is really worth it.