logo
logo

I can't remember any of my passwords and that's perfectly fine

avatar
Brett Ames
img

I can't remember any of my passwords, and that's totally fine.About a month ago, my editor-in-chief Gus Lubin told me that he literally didn't know any of his passwords since he was using a password management app.

I was already using one myself, but only to remember the passwords I came up with on my own.Now I have given in to the urge to let an app do all the work, and it has paid off in ease of use and peace of mind.Here's why you should too.The two main apps most people use are 1Password and LastPass, which operate in similar ways.

So when you're signing up for a new service or changing your password , two clicks will get you a password with a large number of random characters, isn't in the dictionary, and would take a couple hundred years to crack.

"The longer your passwords could possibly be," Kurt Muhl, a white hat hacker with RedTeam Security, previously told Tech Insider.

And even if a hacker got the master password, the two-step authorization text message is likely to stop them in their tracks.Good passwords are annoyingly hard to remember and people are lazy, myself included.

More from Tech Insider:Here are the new emojis coming to Facebook Messenger FB HBO just released 6 new photos from the next episode of 'Game of Thrones'Something terrible would happen if all microbes instantly disappearedA scientist convinced 25,000 people to leave urine samples on their stoops — and made a remarkable discoveryI can't remember any of my passwords and that's perfectly fineNOW WATCH: A hacker reveals the easiest way to come up with a strong password that's easy to rememberLoading video...

collect
0
avatar
Brett Ames
guide
Zupyak is a the world’s largest content marketing community, with over 300 000 members and 3 million articles. Explore and get your content discovered.