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Are Your Cloud Passwords Safe Enough?

10-14-2016
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October 14, 2016

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Are Your Cloud Passwords Safe Enough?

If you are keen to keep your data safe then one of the easiest steps to take is to use a password manager.

Data Series

This week’s Data Series focuses on a topic we’re all familiar with Passwords.

Before we get to the more fun data talk in this series, we need to have a discussion about keeping your data safe. When it comes to data security, password security is especially important. 81% of the total number of online security breaches involve stolen or weak passwords to the tune of about 1 million passwords a week. 

Why so many? Well, one of the easiest ways for someone to get access to your online accounts is to compromise one of your passwords and then use that password on all of your other accounts. If you’re like most users across the world, you probably have just one or two passwords you use for all of your accounts — and we hate to break it to you, but that’s not good.

Now you might be wondering if we expect you to use different passwords for every single site that you log in to — that sounds pretty extreme, right? But the answer is yes, we do! But the good news is that we don’t expect you to remember all those different passwords for every single site that you log in to. Instead, save your brainpower for better things and  use one of the many neat password management tools.

But you might ask: Are cloud password managers safe from security threats? The answer is a resounding “YES!” Cloud password managers, when compared to browser-based password managers, are designed with a lot more features to enhance security. The best part is that these types of password managers also allow you to put other sensitive information into the cloud to make sure more than just your password is safe from prying eyes

1Password

We don’t only talk the talk here at Clevyr, but we walk the walk. Every time we sign up for a new service, we use a unique password — and we do this with the help of an application called 1Password

1Password allows us to store secure information in a way that only our team has access to it. It’s not limited to passwords — we can store server credentials, credit cards, router settings, secure notes, and just about any other secure data you can think of. It also helps us to generate insanely secure passwords so that no hacker could ever guess them, and we never have to personally remember those passwords!

1Password isn’t the only option out there as far as password management tools go. Others like LastPass and KeePass help accomplish the same goal, too.

Keeping your passwords secure isn’t the only way to protect your data — but it’s by and large the most important and easiest way for you to do so. Using password management tools has helped out our team immensely, and we know they’ll help you if you give them a shot. Get rid of that single password, and start living life knowing that your data is secure. It’s truly a breath of fresh air when you don’t have to remember your passwords anymore.

Clevyr builds cutting edge, scalable technology solutions including artificial intelligence for IT operations, digital twinning, predictive analytics, and cognitive computing - plus much more! Check us out at clevyr.com or drop us a line at hello@clevyr.com.

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