Are you a victim of password fatigue? Password fatigue is a condition that occurs when trying to create, remember and use different complex passwords for each of your online accounts. This malady places undue stress not just on individual users but on organizations and security professionals striving to protect critical data and other assets.
Widespread adoption of software as a service (SaaS) has brought powerful applications to small and midsize businesses at a reasonable cost. But using more and more of these apps involves an ever-expanding list of user IDs and passwords. Remembering them all is a real hassle, in turn leading to poor security practices, from writing passwords on sticky notes to sharing user accounts.
Yes, You Need a Password Manager! Here’s why and how we can help
Using a password manager is one of the best ways to stay secure online, and it’s easier to get set up than you may think. You might think it could be more trouble than it’s worth, but you really need to create a unique password constructed out of capital and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols for each of your online accounts. (Yes, using “password123” for everything is NOT going to cut it.) Though it may be tempting, using one easy-to-remember code across all of your accounts can jeopardize your online security and you definitely don’t want to make yourself an easy target for cybercriminals. In fact, recent research by cybersecurity firm Hive Systems has suggested that a weak password can be cracked instantly by a hacker.
A password manager is a vital tool that can help you stay safe online and be more digitally secure by simplifying the process of using strong passwords. And they’re easier to use than you may think. Even so, four out of five American adults don’t use a password manager, according to a study from Security.org.
Contact us and ask your Weston Account Manager or Network Consultant about Passportal today. We can help you avoid password fatigue.