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What is a Password Manager?

Using a password manager is a useful method against cyber-attacks.
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A password manager is usually a piece of software or a hardware device that can store various passwords. Not only will it store various passwords, but it will also store usernames and URL addresses. This comes in handy as we have more and more accounts.

Password managers make it easier to remember long, complex passwords over various accounts. This is helpful as it is best practice to ensure the passwords we use are long (at least 10 characters) and contain an element of complexity. Password managers will also help to stop keyloggers (a program that tracks keystrokes) from discovering your passwords.

Over to you: Consider your current environment. Are you keeping your information safe? What can you do to increase its security? Share your tips with your fellow learners below.

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