How to Keep Your Passwords Secure
Do not share your passwords
Keep your passwords to yourself. Never give them out to anyone. Many have given their password
to their child only to find our later that they have shared it with their many friends- or worse!
Do not use the same password for multiple accounts
This is a bomb just waiting to go off. If someone were to steal just one password they in theory
could have access to any number of sites that store and retain sensitive data. By utilizing a
tool such as CyberScrub KeyChain Password Manager it is easy to use a different and unique
password for every occasion.
Don't write the passwords down where they are accessible to others
How many times have you passed a co-workers desk with passwords written on stick notes? This is a
Never include your passwords in an email
There are any number of reasons for this. Someone with access to your computer could easily snoop
around to your Sent email folder and discover these gems. Another common risk involves receiving
an email from what appears to be a trusted source (such as your bank) asking you to verify account
details- including your password. A legitimate company will never, under any circumstances, ask
for such information via email.
Do not use the Save Password option
Many times after logging in to a site your computer will ask you if you want to "save this password".
Always decline. If you have these passwords stored on you computer anyone with access to your machine
can automatically log in to your password protected sites.
Remember- you can use
CyberScrub KeyChain Password Manager
to manage your passwords. KeyChain will remember your log in details for each website and
automatically fill in the user name and password log in fields.