FixMeTip: Set a Security Resolution and Keep It!

Well folks, it’s 2017! As we move through January, don’t lose sight of your New Year’s resolutions– and consider adding this one to your list. This year, FixMeStick challenges you to make this the year you set up a password manager. 

We’ve said before that creating strong passwords is important. As is changing those strong passwords to keep scammers on their toes. But can you really be expected to remember to switch all those tricky passwords every couple months? (It’s okay– neither can we).

Which is why you need to setup a password manager.

Once you setup an account, a password manager will genuinely make your life a lot easier and more secure. You’ll only need to remember one long and strong password and you won’t have to go through a bunch of resets. A password manager will protect your passwords by scrambling them with an encryption algorithm. Only you can decrypt and access your information with the factors you choose. This application will then auto-save and enter your passwords on all your favorite sites, so you don’t have to.

There are lots to choose from, but we recommend LastPass or TrueKey. This author chose these options because they are easy to use with a handful of extra features and it is accessible to all (a Premium membership runs you about $12 a year, for either of these choices). For our readers who prefer a Mac computer, check out 1Password.

But you should know that password managers are not perfect. It does centralize your information and security breaches have happened. But getting a password manager will still help you hedge your bets in terms of security.

Still have questions? Concerns? Thoughts?

We’d love to hear them! Comment below to join the discussion.

FixMeStick

4 thoughts on “FixMeTip: Set a Security Resolution and Keep It!

  • January 10, 2017 at 7:40 pm
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    What do you think of Sticky pass as a password manager is it as good as the other two you mentioned?

  • January 11, 2017 at 11:35 am
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    Hi Theresa!

    Sticky Pass Premium is great too. It’s a little more expensive (usually $29.99 a year) but it’s a great tool too. The only feature that is markedly different is it does not have automatic resets as LastPass does. But if you are already using a password manager, you’re already ahead of the curve!

    Best,
    The FixMeStick Team

  • January 23, 2017 at 6:52 pm
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    It is good because the tech support resolved some of my problems by remote, and it runs a little better but still runs slow, but not as slow as it was before. However the use of the Fix Me Stick does not actually resolve all the problems stated on your television advertisement, but helps a little, but the extra help comes when tech support takes remote control it improves some like my issue it still runs slow due to unknown reasons but not as slow as before the help came into play. I never got that promised returned call as stated by the tech support!

  • January 24, 2017 at 8:31 pm
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    Hi John,

    Thanks for your feedback! To clarify, FixMeStick is a virus removal device– it cannot fix hardware issues. There are a variety of reasons why a computer may be running slowly, some of them related to viruses– some not. I’m sorry you never received a phone call back, please ensure you are not blocking unknown numbers as we will not be able to reach you if this is the case!

    Best,
    The FixMeStick Team

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