Happy World Password Day to you and yours! Oh, you don’t know about World Password Day? Well, considering that cybercrime is a huge issue, you might want to start observing this one — for your bank account’s sake.
The idea behind the day is simple: If everyone takes a few simple steps towards beefing up their online security precautions, the internet will become a safer place for all of us. The folks behind World Password Day recommend layering up security by adding an extra step of authentication, like a PIN. We would also suggest that you make your password as complicated as possible, perhaps by thinking of a phrase or song lyric and using the first letter from each word as the basis.
Another great way to celebrate World Password Day and increase your online security at the same time is by investing in a password manager.
Dashlane is an award-winning password manager that’s a great option and is currently available for half off the regular price. The way it works is pretty simple: When you create a new account that requires login info, a password manager (usually in the form of a multi-platform browser extension) immediately takes notice and suggests a strong, unique password—i.e., something lengthy with a lot of numbers and special characters.
Dashlane stores all your new and existing passwords in its military-grade, encrypted vault, allowing instant, one-click login to all your accounts. And since it’s a best practice to keep your passwords fresh, Dashlane automatically changes your stored passwords on a regular basis.
All your passwords seamlessly sync across your devices, thanks to available apps for both Android and iOS. You can even securely share passwords with your friends or family members without issue. And not to get too grim, but you can name a person to inherit your password list should something ever happen to you. Yup, it’s 2018 and that’s a real thing to think about.
In honor of World Password Day, a one-year, premium subscription to Dashlane is on sale for $19.86, which is 50% off the regular price of $39.96.