With news coming out almost every day about breaches at different companies, it seems like our passwords are always at risk. Companies are expected to scramble your password after you enter them, a practice known as hashing, but not all companies use robust or up-to-date algorithms, making it easy for hackers to revert the hashing process and see your password in basic plain text. However, the longer and more complex you make your passwords the harder and more time it takes for hackers to decrypt them. Since it can be difficult to always come up with and keep track of unique, complex passwords, using a password manager will take the frustration out of passwords.
Password managers protect you by generating strong and distinctive passwords for each website that you use which means you don’t have to.
Jerry Wolverton was tired of juggling passwords. Between himself, his wife and their three children, the family of five found themselves managing some 200 accounts, their login information all stored in a rapidly-filling little black book.