Why Use A Password Manager?

Why Use A Password Manager?

We’ve all experienced the frustration of going to log onto a website, but not being able to recall the login password. This prompts a series of journeys through “forgot your password?” portals, and the vicious cycle of forgetfulness repeats itself with every new password you create. Enter the password manager. 

Password Reuse

We generally think of recycling as a good thing, but when it comes to passwords, it’s extremely detrimental. When hackers obtain your login information, they gain an email address, username, and password combination that they can try on other websites. By using the same login information everywhere, you potentially give these individuals access to all your accounts. The trouble is, having a large number of unique and lengthy passwords is very difficult to remember. This is where having a password manager comes in handy. A password manager not only remedies the inevitable forgetfulness that comes from having multiple login passwords to remember, but it also increases your protection against cyber leaks. 

How To Use A Password Manager

A password manager does all the heavy lifting for you. You simply create one master password for your password manager, which means you only have to remember one password instead of numerous ones. When you use a password manager, you will first visit the website you’d like to log into as you normally would. But instead of typing your password into the website’s log in field, you type a master password into your password manager. The password manager then can then fill in your login information into the website for you. That’s it! You don’t have to remember what email address, username, and password you used for the website – your password manager does it all for you. 

If you’re creating a new account for a new website, you can also use your password manager to generate a secure random password for you. This eliminates the stress of having to come up with secure passwords that fit website password rules (i.e. specified password lengths, specified types and frequency of characters, etc.) while further adding to your online security. 

Qkey Puts Privacy Back in Your Hands

Qkey is a password manager and more. It eliminates the need for you to create and remember complex passwords. Qkey’s “SMART Login” transforms your online security experience to a natural, familiar and secure, Tap & Go. Explore our website to learn more about how Qkey can help you regain control over your passwords and privacy today!