Times have changed! The day when we had the same password for all our sites or when we used our birth date as a password is long gone.
With all the security breaches on the net as well as the growing number of hackers everywhere, it’s really important to have secure and more complex passwords to protect the access to our sites against those hackers.
Sharing our passwords with others can be dangerous
More importantly, it very important to keep most of our passwords to ourselves because lots of things can happen when we share them with others.
Unfortunately, many of us don’t take these threats seriously enough. We share our passwords with others thinking that nothing will happen, but when doing so, we must have complete trust in these persons. It’s important to learn how to do it safely.
You’re not alone!
But if you’re sharing your passwords with others, you’re not alone! More people than you think are password sharers. A survey conducted by the password app LastPass over 1,000 U.S. consumers, showed that 95% of people share up to 6 passwords with others in the following categories.
- Social media
Moreover, it seems that the people belonging to the 18-29 age group are more likely to share their passwords with friends than any other age group. If you want to find out more, check out the infographic below!
|An infographic by the team at LastPass|
Why You Should Start Using A Password App Right Now
A password app purpose is to keep your online passwords secure and to protect your sites as well as your personal information against hackers. It can also help you create as many and as complex passwords as you want.
With a password application, you can have as many passwords as you want because the application remembers them for you.
You only have the master password to remember and that’s why these applications are so safe, it can’t be found anywhere in your password vault.
The vault even keeps your usernames as well as your credit cards information protected. There is even an auto-fill option to help you enter your stored credentials.
Each password app is different, but their purpose is the same. Help you keep your online passwords and usernames secure as well as producing safe and strong passwords for all your sites. Here is a list of The Best Password Managers of 2016 to help you decide.
So there you have it!
So that’s why you should start using a password app right now if you haven’t already. Keeping your online passwords, usernames and credentials safe and secure is a must nowadays. Hackers are getting more and more creative, so they can crack a weak password in no time.
With all the numbers of passwords that we have, we certainly can’t remember them all. And keeping them written somewhere is definitely not a safe practice. So the obvious solution is a password manager. I assure you if you decide to try it, you won’t regret it!
Over to you
Are you surprised to see that lots of people are password sharers? And are you already using a password app or are you considering using one in the future? I am using a password app for a few years now and I really feel more secure knowing that my passwords are locked away and protected.
One thing that surprised me is how many people share passwords with others. Personally, I only share my passwords when I only have to. Please, share your thoughts with us in the comment box below, I’m curious to know what you think!
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