“Everything technological has its own set of problems, you just have to decide which ones are the most acceptable set of problems for you.” — Jonathan Strickland, TechStuff
In TechStuff Looks At Password Security, hosts Jonathan Strickland and Chris Pollette discuss the password security issues of today.
While it’s common knowledge that everyone should use unique passwords for every site, both Strickland and Pollette admit to choosing convenience over security and using three or so passwords to secure their 20+ accounts. That is, before they started using password managers, proving you can have your cake and eat it, too!
Much to our delight, Strickland uses Dashlane. He uses our password generator to create super-safe passwords that will keep hackers guessing for years makes it so he never has to come up with another “unique” password again: “We like to think the passwords that we’re using are unique. Just remember, you’re unique, just like everybody else.”
With Dashlane, the only password Strickland needs to know is his master password, which he also recommends using password mnemonics to create! Otherwise, he uses Dashlane to store and auto-fill his logins at his convenience, on mobile and desktop.
Strickland and Pollette have confidence in most password managers saying ,”Their reputations are completely built on how reliable they are and how upfront and clear they are … they’re not using your data themselves.”
“They have no way of knowing what you chose for your passwords, they just create the software that helps you store them.”
They also recommend changing all your passwords every once in a while. Which, hey, once you’re using a password manager like Dashlane is no sweat: ”It takes 5 seconds once you’ve set it up the first time. Five seconds of effort to keep crackers at bay is not a bad idea!”
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