If you’re like me, you have a very large number of accounts online. I, myself, have probably 40 accounts. It’s a little scary to think of all that information floating around cyberspace. With many accounts, should be about the same number of different username and password pairs. At the very least, no one should use the same password for every account online. It is dangerous! If that password is compromised, there is almost no limit of what an identity thief can do with it! Many accounts are tied to credit cards, social security numbers, bank accounts, and stock portfolios! Having a many passwords hampers someone from gaining access to this sensitive data.
But how does one keep track of these usernames and passwords? I probably use 10 different usernames and passwords. How do I know where to use each? The answer is simple; I use a password program.
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