David Papp rants on Passwords – which still seem to be overwhelming for some computer users. Why all the fuss about passwords? And – what exactly is a secure password anyway?
Well, actually, the top passwords of 2018 are 123456, that tops the charts. Password, because you know, password needs to be password. 123456789, 12345678, 12345, I think you see a pattern here coming, right? 11111, sunshine, qwerty, and iloveyou, because you know, those are the top 10 passwords. What’s interesting is that people are just really lazy at figuring out what kind of passwords that they want to use, ’cause they don’t want to remember them.
Everything asks for a password. So what to you do? One of the recommendations is to use a password locker system. One of them out there is LastPass and there’s another one called Dashlane. There’s probably 20 different password locker systems out there. They generally have a cost on them. So you wanna make sure that the plan makes sense for whatever you’re looking for.
The idea behind a password locker is that you have a master password that you remember and it unlocks your vault of passwords, and so therefore you can now have unique, complicated passwords for all of the sites that you need to go to, and as an added bonus for you lazy people out there, when you go to a website to log into one of those websites, it automatically plugs in the username and the password for you. So you don’t have to type it in. So, it still works for people who want stuff for convenience, but just make sure that you don’t forget your master password to unlock the big vault.