As teachers today, you probably have anywhere from 5 to 15 passwords (or more) for various accounts that you use in your teaching. That doesn’t include passwords you use in areas of your personal life, such as banking, shopping, and website memberships. Some of you likely try to use the same password for all of them, and understandably so. But experts agree that doing so is one of the biggest risks to your digital security.
Solution – A Password Manager!
Now, there are websites out there that specialize in managing the passwords to all of your various accounts while maintaining high levels of security. Some offer paid versions, but several are free. My personal favorite is called LastPass.
What Does It Do?
-Remembers passwords for websites you choose
-You Create ONE master password that gives you access to your password list
-Automatically fills in passwords on websites you’ve saved
Do I have to save a password for every website?
No. When you enter your password on a given website, you will be asked if you would like to save the password for that site. You can choose: save site, not now, or never save site depending on your needs.
How Do I Start?
Visit www.lastpass.com to get started!