Password Managers: A Cheat Sheet for Professionals (TechRepublic)


Find me a person alive that doesn’t have at least one online password, and I’ll eat my hat.

Passwords are ubiquitous—so much so that the average internet user in the US has around 130 different password-protected accounts. Talk to a cybersecurity pro about passwords, and they’ll tell you two things: Every password should be unique, and there’s no way they are.

That’s a problem in the age of modern cybercrime: The theft of one password could open you up to dozens of password-related headaches as a hacker makes their way through websites testing your email address and password to find a match.

If you want to be safe on the internet, you need to add an extra layer of protection. Two-factor authentication should be used when available, but staying safe doesn’t stop there.

You need a password manager.