The Most Common Reason People Don’t Use a Password Manager is Exactly Why They Should

If more victims of fraud said “someone guessed my password” instead of “I got hacked” we might be better about this.

What is a password manager?

  • You only have to remember one password
  • It becomes trivially easy to use a different password for every site you use, which we all know we should be doing
  • When it’s time to update your main password, there’s only ONE location where you have to change it
  • Can instantly generate a secure, truly random password with a single click for every new website you visit
  • Keeps track of your “security score” which rates the complexity of your passwords, whether or not they’re re-used anywhere, and how old they are to track your vulnerability, allowing you to update older sites’ passwords as they become liabilities over time.

The most common reasons people give for why they don’t use a password manager:

If someone guesses my password then they’ll have everything

Personal Recommendations

  • Use lastpass
  • Remember two passwords: Your lastpass password, and your primary email password
  • Make all other passwords a random 20-digit stream of alphanumeric nonsense like this: $NE@P8#IXJk9nnX801U*

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Lyman Johnson

Lyman Johnson

Django Developer | NCEES-Licensed Engineer in New York, California, and North Carolina

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