So many accounts, so many passwords. That’s online life. The average person with a typical online presence is estimated to have close to 100 online accounts, and that figure is rising. If you’re reading this, you’re probably in that category. You have a collection of primary accounts that you care the most about because they’re important and you access them frequently, like your email, social media, bank, media subscriptions, streaming services, etc.
Then you most likely also have a handful of lower priority accounts you set up without much thought, and some that you forgot about. Since those accounts are low priority, maybe you weren’t careful about password hygiene, and you slipped into bad habits like password reuse which can put your other accounts at a security risk should there be a data breach.
Here’s a list of handy Dos and Don’ts to put you on the right track when it comes to password security.
The task of remembering your ever-expanding list of logins and password combos is a big one. A password management tool like Firefox Lockwise makes it much easier so you can save some brainspace for Prince lyrics and the ingredients in your grandma’s secret cookie recipe. Lockwise can instantly generate tricky random passwords, save them securely, automatically fill in website and app login screens, and let look up your passwords when you need to.
If you’ve been curious about password managers but haven’t yet taken the plunge for one reason or another, you’re not alone. Check out these five myths about password managers, debunked.
Originally published at The Firefox Frontier.