What is a password manager?
Cybersecurity experts recommend that you do not reuse passwords, but it can be difficult to remember lots of different passwords. So, how do you manage all the passwords you use in your daily life? Good password practice goes beyond the work environment. The use of a password manager is recommended best practice.
Password managers help you generate unique and strong passwords, store them in one safe place, and use them while only needing to remember one master password. The master password unlocks your encrypted vault, which grants you access to each of your passwords.
What are the benefits of a password manager?
- You only need to remember your master password.
- You can have a unique password for every single website, service, or system. If a website or service you use is compromised, you don’t have to change your password everywhere else.
- Password managers can generate new passwords for you, so you don’t have to think of new passwords.
- Most password managers support multi-factor authentication (MFA), making access to your password manager even more secure.
Which Password Manager should I use?
There are several password managers that you can choose to use in your daily life. LastPass (https://lastpass.com/) is one such application which uses advanced encryption and multi-factor authentication to adequately protect your passwords. At present, QUB does not support any password management software.
Caution: if you choose to download a password manager and forget the master password, IT Services will not be able to recover it.