Why use a password manager?

Password managers are considered the best defense against cybercrime. Let’s look at how they work and why they are so effective.

If your information is leaked in a data breach (more information on those here), your personal info becomes exposed. Once this happens, your best defense is to re-secure and prevent access to your accounts. You can do this by creating strong, unique passwords that aren’t shared between accounts.

It can be a bit difficult to keep track of all your different passwords, but thankfully, a password manager can make this a simple task! Password managers auto-generate complex passwords and store them for you each time you create a new account. They can also suggest passwords when you are updating old ones.

Recommended Password Managers
Here are a few that we recommend. Both password managers use 256-bit AES encryption — the same encryption used by banks and governments around the world!

1Password - Highly recommended, but not free

  • Available on Android, iOS, Windows, MacOS, Chrome OS and Linux
  • Also stores wifi passcodes, passports, driver’s licenses and other documents.
  • Generates and autofills passwords for you.
  • Get alerts for weak or compromised passwords.
  • Includes an authentication app.
  • Travel Mode feature: Delete sensitive data before you travel and then restore it with a click.

BitWarden - The overall best free password manager

  • Available on Windows, MacOS, Android, iOS, Chrome OS and Linux.
  • Can be used across unlimited devices.
  • Generates and autofills passwords for you.
  • Checks if your passwords have been leaked.