When was the last time you changed your password?

Do you use the same password for facebook and banking?

Does your password consist of a combination of your child birthday and your dogs name?

Is is password1 or even worse 123456?

Is it because you couldn’t possibly remember individual passwords for every website you access?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, then you are leaving yourself open to having your password hacked and your identity stolen.

Luckily there are tools that can make it a lot easier to manage and create complicated passwords and you don’t have to memorize all of them. You just have to remember one.

Enter password managers. Password managers are applications that help you manage, create and store passwords for all of your online activities.

In this article we are going to focus on Lastpass; Lasspass installs into your browser and imports all the passwords that are stored here (you will be surprised how many!). You then create a master password and from then on all you have to remember is that one password. Lastpass will then fill in automatically all the passwords that you have stored. Lastpass will also remind you to change your passwords when they get too old.

Here is a short video explaining a bit more: