With the ever-changing landscape of internet-based accounts, creating and managing passwords has become a tedious task that no one enjoys undertaking. You’ll spend minutes thinking of a unique password that no one will guess, yet you’ll immediately be able to recall it when needed.
Most of our customers and prospects do not have time to worry about data security and rightfully so. That is not what they excel at. Many of these companies are best at what they do and would rather focus on that. The reality, though, is that data security needs to be a priority as our society steers towards the world of the internet.
It is often said that we should have different passwords for each website or account that we use. If that is the case, how many of us really take the time to have multiple passwords (each with different password requirements)? The challenge of trying to memorize those passwords can be daunting especially if it is recommended to change your passwords every 30 - 180 days. Unfortunately, even changing passwords does not completely mitigate hackers from stealing your login information. In fact, how many of us reuse the same password for multiple websites and a leak in one site could give access to more than one account?
Did you know that the average person spends up to 11 hours a day online? We are either online checking our email accounts, banking, shopping or on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. But when it comes to protecting these accounts, most people do not have strong passwords.
Chris Mechanic is co-founder and CEO of WebMechanix, a digital marketing firm in Baltimore. Specializing in Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Advertising, and Marketing Automation, Chris Mechanic has learned a thing or two about good productivity. How did you manage your passwords before TeamPassword? It was somewhat ugly and ...