Why do you need a password manager?
For every door that opens on the Internet, there’s usually a “key” to open that door—in other words, a combination of username and password. And behind each door is all kinds of personal information about you.
Now what would happen if you hung the key to your home right beside the front door so that anyone could take that key and get into the house? You could lose a lot of valuables, including your sense of security and privacy.
Unfortunately, that’s exactly what many of us are doing today with the doorways to our web accounts: hanging “keys” right beside our Internet front doors:
- We’re sticking Post-Its™ with our usernames and passwords on our computers.
- We’re writing usernames and passwords in notebooks and leaving them around.
- We’re creating text files with our passwords and storing them on our desktop, laptop, or mobile device—so easy to find.
- We’re using the same website passwords on all our accounts.
And why do we do such foolish things? For the simple reason that usernames and passwords can be hard to remember—particularly when we’ve got so many accounts. So we try to make it easier on ourselves—and in the process, we compromise our privacy and endanger our security.
How a password manager can help
A good password manager lets you capture all your login credentials right when you use them into an encrypted vault. You can then use that vault to automatically access all of your Internet accounts. And a single master password gets you into that vault.
With a good password manager, you don’t need Post-Its, notebooks, or text files to store your login credentials, which are thereby vulnerable to identity theft. And each of your passwords can be as unique and hard to crack as they need to be—to best ensure your privacy and security on the Internet, across all of your devices.
Isn’t it time to start using Trend Micro Password Manager?
It’s the only password you’ll ever need.