Our passwords – Lifesavers or Threats?

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The worst passwords used on the internet(according to more than 3 million leaked passwords during 2014) show, that we are still lazy when it comes to “digital security”. Or at least in regards to locking the gates with a strong password. See for yourselves – these are the most used passwords of 2014:

  1. 123456
  2. password
  3. 12345
  4. 12345678
  5. qwerty
  6. 123456789
  7. 1234
  8. baseball
  9. dragon
  10. football

Most people use very weak passwords, even using the same ones on different web pages. To mitigate the damage from password leaks, it is necessary to use unique passwords for each and every web page. These should be strong passwords – long, hard to guess, including numbers, characters and symbols. But how can you use strong, unique passwords for all web pages, that you visit?

IT and other web gurus have to remember hundreds of passwords for a huge amount of accounts, which they have registered for across the internet, but even an average person probably has at least 10 different accounts. To remember all of these strong passwords – without resorting to some trick – is almost impossible. The ideal trick is a password manager, that generates safe, random passwords, all of which are remembered for you.

Password managers contain all your login credentials, for all the accounts you are currently using and help you to access them automatically. Furthermore, they encrypt all saved passwords with a “master” password, which is the only one you have to remember.

SaferPass offers the most high-end features, including the use of the AES-256 encryption standard, which is the leading standard for encrypting sensitive government data. SaferPass also combines this standard with the cryptographic function SHA-512.

source:www.prweb.com