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Password managers guide. How to create, store and use passwords securely

The rules of good password hygiene and using a secure password manager.

In this podcast we discuss the importance of good password hygiene and management.

Too many times people use weak passwords across multiple sites and services exposing themselves to hackers and data breaches. In fact, a recent study by the UK government’s National Cyber and Security Centre found people are still using ultra-weak passwords like 123456 and qwerty leaving themselves wide open to a hack.

Every password you use across every website needs to be at least 15 characters long, made up of letters, numbers and symbols, and, most importantly, has to be unique and used only once.

Of course remembering these types of passwords is almost impossible unless you have an autobiographical memory. For those of us who don’t, this is where a password manager comes in.

In this podcast we discuss the rules of good password hygiene, using password managers, the different types of password managers and much more.


Show highlights

1:27 The basic rules of good password hygiene

3:19 A guide to two-factor authentication

6:54 What is a password manager?

7:20 The benefits to using a password manager

10:40 The types of password managers available

17:10 Which type of password manager should you use?

18:26 How much do password managers cost?

19:59 Backing up your passwords and password manager


Resources/people/articles mentioned in the podcast

Most hacked passwords revealed – ncsc.gov.uk

Google Authenticator – google-authenticator.com

Authy – authy.com/

Yubikey – Amazon

KeePassXC – keepassxc.org

Bitwarden – bitwarden.com

LastPass – lastpass.com


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Written by Ste Davies

Stephen Davies is a digital strategist, consultant and speaker. You can reach him here.