As we become more and more dependent on the online world, from banking transactions to communicating with friends through social media platforms, we are also exposing more of our personal information online.
Many of us also have different social media accounts, such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok, Whatsapp, etc., and it is only important that we manage our passwords for each account because it would be risky not to have only one password for each of them.
But luckily for us, there is an app that can help us manage our passwords and better strengthen our privacy online, it’s called “Last pass.”
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TO GO WITH ASIA MALAYSIA INTERNET SOCIAL FEATURE BY SARAH STEWART A Malaysian professional writes her password to access Facebook for social media in Kuala Lumpur October 31, 2010.
LastPass Families Option
As first reported by pc worldThe LastPass Families option (which lets you manage your family members’ passwords) is available for one year for just $24.99!
At least $0.50 of your subscription purchase will be donated to a charity that helps youth in need. For the sake of transparency, an email will be sent to you containing a vote link for the association.
LastPass is an all-in-one password organizer, generator, and security tool that has been featured in The New York Times, Mashable, The Huffington Post, and other news publications.
When you need to log in, LastPass automatically fills in the passwords you’ve saved for all of your active accounts. Additionally, LastPass generates long random codes for new accounts that are virtually impossible for hackers to duplicate.
It alerts you even if your personal information has already been discovered on the dark web so you can secure compromised accounts as soon as possible.
With a one-year subscription to LastPass Families, you can protect your online activities for just $24.99. Click on here to avail you!
Read also: Google Chrome’s Password Sharing Feature Coming! But will this lead to security issues?
Additional tips for protecting your password
Hive systems published a graph in 2020 that showed the relative strength of a password “vs. a brute-force hacking attempt” as a function of password length and complexity. The data was drawn on how long it would take a hacker to breach your password using just a desktop computer with a “top-tier graphics card“.
Check the table below to see if your password is hackable.
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Also, follow these steps to create a strong, “tamper-proof” password.
1. Create a strong and unique password for each account you have.
2. Strictly use a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols for your passwords.
3. Find easy-to-remember passwords instead of passwords.
4. The standard minimum should be 14 characters.
5. Make sure you never reuse passwords across multiple accounts or use one password for all accounts.
6. Don’t be cliché by entering information into your passwords that are already visible on your social media accounts, such as your birthday, your city and any information that everyone knows.
7. Two-factor authentication is a key to protecting sensitive information.
8. Enable a secure password generator which can generate random strong passwords.
9. Avoid using commonly used passwords.
10. Using a password manager capable of securing storage and generating strong passwords or complex passphrases is highly recommended.
Related article: Here are the most common passwords, how Google Chrome helps your password to be secure
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