With this new age of ever growing technology, having to create a variety of passwords is something we are all familiar with! There are so many different services we use everyday for entertainment, shopping, managing businesses and more! With all these different services comes the task (which can sometimes be daunting) of creating different passwords. Some require an upper case letter, a lower case letter, a number, a symbol, no spaces- how can one remember what belongs to what? The VizVibe Team is here to help give you some advice how to manage your passwords in a secure and easy way!
When being asked for secure password advice, the VizVibe Team always strongly advocates to use a password manger! A common risk to one’s security that many do when creating a password is, use the same password. On the flip side, when creating multiple different passwords with various characters they can be difficult to remember. By using a password manager, you now have the ability to stay secure and organized!
Choosing The Right Password Manager For You:
When deciding which password manger is the right fit for you, you might lean towards a password manager that you see being advertised often. However, instead of focusing on advertisements, at the end of the day it has to be the best fit for you and your password managing needs. When deciding what to go with the VizVibe Team suggests to do your research. When looking at different password mangers a key security feature to look out for is their past as a company. Have there been any “incidents” within the company? An example of this would be a data breach. Also looking into how those “incidents” were handled and disclosed to customers is important in your research!
Update Your Passwords
Changing your passwords if they there is a chance they may have been compromised is extremely important in protecting your security!
Another great tool the VizVibe Team suggests for your security is a VPN. The term VPN means “virtual private network” simply put, this is a mechanism to help create a secure connection between a computing device and a computer network, or between two networks, using an insecure communication medium such as the public Internet. VPN’s are a great security device to have to help prevent one from being hacked.
Verify Before Sending Sensitive Information
On a business security level it always a wise decision to verify before you send sensitive information. We suggest to never send all your information together in one go. Sending your client or co worker a text message or giving them a phone call to both confirm it was them that reached out to you and to give them the password over the phone are two ways to secure your password sharing. With these practices in place, if your information becomes compromised- you can insure that you information is still kept private.
Putting different security practices in place may make accessing your passwords and other important information inconvenient for you however, if your information gets into the hands of the wrong people, you can feel secure in knowing that you have effective security measures in place!