We’ll give you a hint. The best way to keep track of your passwords is not:
- A Word document titled “passwords.doc”
- An Excel spreadsheet named “p4sswords.xls”
- A series of Sticky notes pasted all over your office
- Only using one password, so you have less to remember
No, no, no, and no! Please don’t use any of these methods to keep track of your passwords.
The best way to keep track of passwords is LastPass. We’ve used several password storage applications and it’s by far our favorite. LastPass makes it easy to store your passwords securely, share them with your team, and even allows you to automatically update them.
The last feature (automatically updating your passwords) is extremely helpful in the event of a security breach. Visit the Wikipedia page for “data breaches” and sort by year… Recognize any of the company names?
LastPass has a feature that allows you to automatically update your passwords for popular applications without leaving LastPass. You can one-click “update password” and LastPass does the leg work (updating your password with the service/website, and then storing the new login within LastPass).
These features (and more) make LastPass the best way to keep track of passwords (in our humble opinion). If you’re interested in giving LastPass a try, here’s a link to sign up and get started.
Have you found a better way to keep track of passwords? Please contact us and let us know — we love learning about new tools and technology!