How to Not Forget Passwords

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It is easier to remember one password than hundreds of passwords. However, I do not recommend that you use the same password for all of your accounts.

I manage 1,048 logins, each with their unique randomly generated password and two-factor authentication that changes every 60 seconds. I use a password manager that safely generates, stores, and auto-fills my logins.

Because this may be a new concept for you, I want to introduce you to a FREE password manager called LastPass. I, too, began using LastPass. I stored all of my logins into it and learned that using the same password for every account online was terrible for cybersecurity.

Even so, I know how difficult it can be to change old habits. It is hard to trust all of your passwords to a computer. It is also hard to allow a computer to generate random characters that you couldn’t possibly remember. But let me tell you it works! You do not have to remember another password again, except for the one you use to access LastPass.

The app will first capture all of your usernames and passwords so that it can autofill them when you need to log in. Then gradually, notifications will appear, educating you on the importance of not using the same password for every account. Eventually, you will learn how to change your passwords and trust LastPass to generate them for you.

In the very beginning, it can be challenging to trust a password manager like LastPass. I have been there. But once you do, it will change your life forever. When remembering and creating new passwords is no longer a chore, you will be able to embrace going paperless. Eventually, you will be more organized and have a better grip on your life.

There are 250 billion websites on the Internet. Some good, some not so good, but there are a lot of them. There are a lot of apps. And many of these apps can radically change your life for the better. LastPass is one of them.

Being able to create logins is the door to a more efficient and informed life. And while you could store all of your passwords in a spreadsheet, the passwords that you’d likely come up with wouldn’t be as secure as a randomly generated one. It is also more convenient to have autofill enabled across all of your devices.

The setup might be difficult at first, but once you get past it, your life will be so much easier.

So give it a try, follow the steps, and persist. The app is free. It will change your life.

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