Using the same (or similar) passwords for different accounts…we’ve all done it, and yet it’s one of the worst things you can do in terms of needlessly exposing yourself to cyberattacks. It’s best to use a different password for each account you have. Trouble is, it can be difficult to remember all those passwords... 

That’s where a good password manager can help. Password managers are services that provide one place to store all your credentials and can even automatically fill them in for you when logging into websites. This provides both far greater security and convenience than keeping all your passwords stored in your email or phone or scribbled down in a notepad.   

Most password managers are free, with an option to upgrade for more advanced functionality for a small annual fee. To get started, take a look at some password managers that we here in Information Technology use and can recommend: 

For more detailed information on the benefits of using a password manager, see our Knowledge Base page and check here for a list of more well-reviewed managers as well as a comparison of features.  

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the IT Service Desk at 508-565-1111 or email service-desk@stonehill.edu.