Stay Safe – Stay Organized – Protect Your Investmen
One of the most important things you can do after becoming a website owner is to have strong passwords. I cannot stress this enough. Using a weak password could compromise your entire website if hackers are determined enough to break in. Worse, many of these criminals use automated scripts that test out thousands of passwords in order to gain access. There is a catch to having strong passwords – they aren’t easily remembered. So what is a person to do? Use a password manager. It is the most effective way to keep your critical information safe. It doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg either. In fact, it doesn’t have to cost you anything at all.
What does MidState Design use?
MidState uses a free password manager called KeePass Password Safe. This password manager has large number of features which make it a great choice. Not only is it very secure, it is constantly updated – and OSI certified. KeePass uses a single main password to open the encrypted database, which then gives you access to all of your other passwords.
KeePass runs on Windows 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista / 7 / 8 /10/ Pocket PC, Mac, iPhone, Blackberry and Android, Wine, each 32-bit and 64-bit, Linux.
If KeePass isn’t your “cup of tea”, don’t fret! There are a couple of other perfectly capable password managers available that offer both free, and paid versions.
- Roboform: This program is a long time favorite of many people. It offers a friendlier UI (user interface) than KeePass, and has more browser compatibility. You can try it out for 30 days before deciding to purchase.
- LastPass offers both free and premium versions. The free version is limited.
There are many other password managers available if you search for them online. We consider KeePass, Roboform, and LastPass to be the very best options for a number of reasons.
The bottom line is that *any* legitimate password manager is better than none at all. Using one will go a long way toward protecting your critical data.
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