Monday, September 30, 2019

Passwords are the bane of online existence


Own IT, Secure IT, Protect IT National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is cybersecurity awareness month! 


Every site or service needs one and it has to meet what seems like an obtuse level of requirements. On top of that, you need to remember it at a moments notice in order to get your personal or professional work done. This leads to password reuse and endless ‘I forgot my password’ loops. If your social media password is the same as your bank, or your Macalester account, you are at risk of exposing your own data and are putting Macalester at risk.

Simplify your digital life and get a password manager. 


A password manager generates, stores, and allows you to have unique credentials for every site or service. Think of it like a digital notebook that has all of your account information. You protect your ‘notebook’ with a single password and use multifactor authentication to prevent unauthorized access. You can access you password manager from any device and may even allow you to securely share passwords.

Try out one of these reputable passwords managers.

LastPass
1Password
Dashlane
RememBear

More password manager information.

How to use a password manager (and why your really should)
The Best Password Managers to Secure Your Digital Life

Questions?

ITS Help Desk
651-696-6525
helpdesk@macalester.edu

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