If you recall, last month saw the annual occurrence of ‘world password day’, reminding us all of the importance of the humble security measure. But we already know how important passwords are... right?
Well, no, we don’t. At least not everyone does, judging by the unending stream of reports highlighting bad practices and the sheer amount of seriously flawed and easily crackable passwords out there.
Yes, people are still using ‘password’ and ‘123456’, or something else equally shambolic in terms of its security (or lack thereof). These are the kinds of passwords that fly in the face of belief, and can literally be guessed in seconds.
The problem is that it’s all too tempting to use those kinds of easily memorable passwords to aid with recall, even in corporate settings (where staff really should know better).
However, there is another way to beat the memory blues, and use super-secure passwords that don't need to be stored in your head: we're talking about password managers.
A good password manager will take care of all your credential needs, creating and storing strong passwords across all your online accounts with no fuss - your only remaining dilemma is which app to choose.
Thankfully, we have a rundown of the best password manager solutions out there, and it just so happens that one of our top picks, Keeper password manger, is 30% off right now (and any add-ons are discounted by 30%, too).
There are two Keeper subscription plans you can benefit from. The entry-level offering is Keeper Unlimited, which is designed for a single user, covering an unlimited number of passwords across every one of their devices.
If you need more, the second plan is Keeper Family, which is the same as the above Unlimited subscription, but provides support for up to five users, not just one. Plus, each of those users gets a secure vault in which they can store sensitive data (10GB of secure cloud storage is provided).
Don’t forget that when buying one of these plans, you can choose to bundle add-ons, which are also currently 30% off. For example, there’s KeeperChat, which offers end-to-end encryption for your messages (when being sent, and at rest), to ensure that your private chats stay private.
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Darren is a freelancer writing news and features for TechRadar (and occasionally T3) across a broad range of computing topics including CPUs, GPUs, various other hardware, VPNs, antivirus and more. He has written about tech for the best part of three decades, and writes books in his spare time (his debut novel - 'I Know What You Did Last Supper' - was published by Hachette UK in 2013).