Password Hacked? What is a Password Manager and Do I Need One?

Summary: This 2-3 minute article explores the most common mistakes made when creating passwords. Contact GEEKAID Computer and Network Support, the IT experts, at to discuss password management options and other concerns related to creating strong passwords and protecting your private data.

Password Safety – One Password Is Not Enough

Passwords have been around since the 1960’s. Ironically, a half-century later, SMB’s and home users do not take passwords seriously enough. Even IT savvy companies and power users are not as diligent as they need to be in password management. Here are some of the most common password mistakes:

How To Remember Passwords - Password Managers To The Rescue

Password safety has become a top priority in data protection and password managers are excellent tools for creating and securely storing passwords. The benefits of password managers are:

There are many “moving parts” related to protection from cybercrimes. Passwords are usually the first line of defense in protecting your hard-earned data from a breach. As protecting your private data is of the upmost importance you might consider enlisting the help of professional IT experts who can help you lock down your passwords and other cyber vulnerabitlies from the start.

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