Can’t remember your passwords? Try this secret weapon to outsmart hackers

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If a hacker cracks your password, your entire identity can be compromised in an instant. (Photo: Getty)

How many times a day do you log into password protected accounts like online banking, Netflix or even Facebook? Do you ever wonder if the passwords themselves are safe?

Guess what, they probably aren’t – all a hacker has to do is crack the code, and your entire identity could be compromised in the blink of an eye. When hackers gain access to your devices and accounts, they can do all sorts of damage, from opening new credit card accounts to draining existing bank accounts.

The power of secure passwords

One of the easiest ways for hackers to get their hands on your sensitive information is to steal your passwords. The FTC says: that create “long and strong” passwords is critical to your online security.

Not only do passwords have to be complex, the FTC says, they also need to be unique to each site—in other words, stop using the same old password for every account. But it’s practically impossible to create airtight, individual passwords for all your online accounts and manage to remember them all, right?

That’s where a great password manager comes into play. Adam Levin, cybersecurity expert and founder of CyberScout, tells Yahoo Life. Levin believes that a password manager should be your secret weapon against fraud, especially if you’re a bit lazy with passwords.

Keep all your passwords in one central location with LastPass Premium, the industry's leading password manager.  (Photo: LastPass)

Keep all your passwords in one central location with LastPass Premium, the industry’s leading password manager. (Photo: LastPass)

LastPass Premium is the password manager that will change the whole game for you.

Install LastPass Premium and the software will create passwords for every account you’ve signed in to, from your credit card accounts to your email, social media, streaming services, or any account that stores your payment information. It then securely stores the passwords on all your devices.

Buy it: Try LastPass Premium, part of Yahoo Plus Secure, risk-free 30 days with money-back guarantee, subscriptions.yahoo.com

LastPass Premium syncs across all your devices.  (Photo: LastPass)

LastPass Premium syncs across all your devices. (Photo: LastPass)

Here’s how LastPass Premium works at a granular level: Let’s say you create a password to get sensitive medical records online. The password manager creates a complex, rock-solid password that it is impossible for hackers to touch. It inventories the password and automatically logs you in from your laptop, phone, tablet – whatever you use – every time you need to access the site.

If you prefer to create your own password for a website, you can. LastPass Premium remembers those too. “All you need to remember is your password manager password,” Levin says.

Equifax says: that once you’ve created your passwords, you should change them “as often as you can reasonably manage”, especially now.

Stay safe with LastPass Premium.  (Photo: Getty)

Stay safe with LastPass Premium. (Photo: Getty)

This is your chance to empower yourself with LastPass Premium and give yourself peace of mind online. Sign up, try it free for 30 days and breathe a sigh of relief knowing that your passwords are protected in a virtual fortress, and so is your identity.

Buy it: Try LastPass Premium, part of Yahoo Plus Secure, risk-free 30 days with money-back guarantee, subscriptions.yahoo.com

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