Internet safety experts recommend the use of password manager apps to generate strong passwords and to store those passwords securely.
This instructional YouTube video gives an overview password manager software.
Here are some other helpful hints for protecting your passwords:
- Every account you create should have a unique password.
- Enable a lock screen on all devices on which you use a password manager so that the unique passwords you have created are not able to be accessed by someone other than you.
- Password managers can alert you to data breaches that affect sites that you have an account for.
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Apple, Google and Microsoft have been moving away from passwords for the last few years. Microsoft’s May 2019 version will move users one step closer to eliminating passwords. Use of Personal Identification Numbers or PINs is recommended instead of Passwords.
The Oasis Connections classes Introduction to the Computer, Meet the Computer and Windows 10 all include instructions for creating a PIN so you’re ready to help class participants set one up!