Never use your browser’s password manager

Many people are serious about keeping their data secure. Everyone knows rule #1 is that you should never reuse passwords across different accounts.

But creating strong new passwords and keeping track of them is a real headache, if not an impossible task.

That’s why Microsoft Edge is rolling out an improved password management feature, which will save new passwords automatically.  This feature has been available in other browsers, such as Google Chrome for quite some time.

But here’s the thing. We recommend you NEVER let your team use the password manager built into their browser.  If you know what you’re doing, you can crack these saved passwords in a matter of seconds.  Worse still they are not saved centrally, so if someone left without telling you the passwords you could find yourself stuck pretty quickly.

It’s safer to use a dedicated password manager that your business has full control over.

There are so many benefits.

Your password manager will generate long random passwords for each of your team’s accounts. It’ll remember them and fill them in automatically.

And it’ll work across all devices including tablets and phones.

All the passwords are saved using strong encryption, and you will need two forms of authentication to access, so you don’t need to worry about someone guessing your master password and having access to all your passwords.

When someone leaves your business, you can remove their access to your password manager at the push of a button. Giving you safe access to their logins if you need them.

There are lots of password managers to choose from. If you’d like our recommendation, get in touch.