When I first came online the only accounts I had access to were my email accounts. Over time though I started joining more and more sites because there is so much stuff you need when building a business online.
Today you could be a part of hundreds of services and programs. You’ve probably even signed up with some you no longer use and have totally forgotten about.
Now I know when I first started I was using the same username and password for everything.
Because it was so easy to remember… You know exactly what I mean because you’ve probably done it too.
Is that the smartest thing to do?
Well hell no…
In the beginning though we were only a part of a few sites. Now we have our blogs, our hosting service, autoresponder service, domain service, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, third party apps, affiliate sites, and the list goes on and on and on.
Everywhere you turn people are recommending that you do not use an easy username to sign into accounts and for goodness sakes do not use your birthday, telephone number or your pet’s name as your password.
Okay guys, I know they are easier to remember.
They are also going to be a hackers dream if they get their hands on any of your information.
Let’s face it, if you use the same ones on all your sites all they have to do is just try them out and bam, they’re in. Yikes!
I’m sure that most of you are aware that there is a site that can help you generate strong passwords. That’s a really good thing right so now all you need to do is just keep up with them all.
I started out using an excel spreadsheet but now that darn file is huge. I still have it though.
Is it what I rely on today?
Easy Access To Passwords
I use a service to access all my passwords. Oh and guess what! It’s free…
Now there are a lot of services online today that will help you fill in forms with all your information and this service does that to an extent but what I love about it is that I can have as many strong passwords as I want and never have to remember any of them.
The site I’m talking about is called LastPass.
All you do is sign up with their service and then download their program. They have video tutorials should you need any assistance and you can use this service on Windows, Mac, Linux or your mobile device.
For easy access you can upload an extension or addon to your browser. Now once you sign up with a new site or you’re logging into one that you have been using for awhile, a little drop down menu will show up under your browser and ask you if you want to save that site.
You can set it so that it will automatically fill in your information or you have to click on the icon to fill in the information. You can access your passwords from any computer just by logging into this service.
Is It Safe
I know what you’re thinking. Is this site safe and if someone hacks into my computer then they can steal all my information.
Guys, if someone hacks into your computer then you probably have files on it that have this information anyway.
Now I’m no computer genius but most hackers, and I said most, will do their best to mess with your blog, website or hosting service. Most of them aren’t really interested in your computer. Once again I did say most.
I’ve been using this service for over two years now and I’ve never ever had any issue whatsoever. I also am the only one who uses my computer so if you share it with someone then just logout of LastPass when you log off and they will not have any access to any of your sites.
Nothing online is 100% safe so all you can do is your best to protect it from outside threats. Knock on wood that never happens to any of you.
So if you’re looking for a program that will make your life easier then LastPass is the one.
I didn’t shoot a video showing you how to use this service because then I’d have to kill you! LOL… Heck, you’d see all my secrets and that would not be a good thing. Plus, I’ve been using this service like I said for over two years so I’d have to find another computer to set this up on.
What Are You Using
So tell me, what service or system are you using to remember all your log-in information?
Are you making it hard for people to access your sites? Do you have strong usernames and passwords in place?
Are you using a strong password generator like the one I mentioned above?
I would love to hear your answers to these questions so be sure to leave that in the comments below as well as share this post with your friends. Maybe they’re looking for a cool program to use as they join more and more sites.
Now, let’s start making your log-in information more difficult from outside threats because now you have an easy place to access them all.