The days of forgetting your passwords are over!
Throughout the years of my first undergrad degree, my university’s server was constantly forcing me to change my password in order to strengthen its security. In the beginning it was fine, I would simply add a number to the previous password (ie. password1, password 12, password123, etc). However, this did not end well…obviously. My intention was to create a password that I could easily remember, but eventually it became extremely difficult for me to remember which number I was at. Not only was this difficult, but it also defeated the purpose of strengthening the security. Perhaps this was a ridiculous way to go about creating a password, but I wanted convenience. I didn’t want to keep a file of passwords that I would always have to open in order to access my school email, that’s too much work! Now thanks to online password managers, I can easily store all of my passwords in one spot without any inconvenience. Without further ado, I introduce to you: LastPass.
LastPass is an extension that can be installed in your browser where you can easily save and access your passwords. The company also offers an app for your mobile device. After creating an account, it is backed up and synced across all devices for quick, convenient access to your passwords. Unlike other methods of storage, LastPass is located in your browser toolbar for optimal accessibility.
- Install the LastPass browser extension.
- Create an account with one strong password.
- Add, view, and manage important accounts and their passwords.
It’s that simple!
So before you struggle with remembering your password (and risk having your account locked), try using LastPass. All you have to do is remember one master password and LastPass will do the rest.
If you are unsure of how to create a strong password for your various accounts, visit LastPass’ blog on how to make a strong master password.