Passwords. The keys to your kingdom. You either type them in or have them automatically saved in your browser.
Guess which option is making you vulnerable to getting easily hacked?
Are you still saving your passwords in your browser?
It’s time to STOP.
You could be headed for trouble, especially if you use the SAME password for everything you do online. That’s right, stored passwords are like gold to anyone who gains access to your device.
Here’s 3 BIG reasons why you’ll want to STOP saving passwords in your browser NOW
- If a hacker gains remote access to your computer, they can quickly and easily take over access to all your online accounts if your passwords are stored.
- If you leave your computer on and unattended, room mates, relatives, housekeeper, anyone that wants to snoop around your computer will have full access to your life.
- If your device is ever lost or stolen or if you sell your computer without properly erasing data, the lucky hacker will have full access to your online accounts.
We recommend you stop saving passwords in your browser and actually take action to disable password saving.
How to Disable Passwords Saving in Web Browsers:
I know it’s convenient to store your long complicated passwords that require an uppercase, special character, number, and must be at least 8 characters in length.
However, if you put in the effort to creating a secure password, saving your secure password makes it pointless.
Here’s some additional tips to help boost the security of your passwords:
- Look into third-party password-management services such as LastPass or KeePass
- Create a separate Windows account for each user, or those you don’t trust alone with your computer
- Password-protect your computer
- NEVER save your passwords on other people’s computers
- Use a good antivirus program and keep it updated
- Always use a different secure password for sensitive accounts such as email and banking online
- Make secure passwords you can easily remember
- Enable enable two-factor authentication on all of your online accounts
Do you have employees with password reminder sticky notes?
Sticky notes with passwords put your valuable business data at risk to anyone who walks by.
If your employees are saving their passwords in their browsers or even writing passwords on sticky notes, it’s time to call Hyphenet.
Free Quotes! Give us a call to if you want a professional managed password solution: (619) 325-0990
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