The biggest online security flaw for most people’s online security is the repeated use of weak passwords. In recent data hacks such as those announced by Yahoo, passwords of users have been shared to criminals. This is leading to further breaches of other accounts, such as Deliveroo, because individuals are using the same one password for all of their online activity.
Password managers are regularly recommended as one way to reduce the risk of such widespread breaches happening for users. These apps create and remember strong, unique passwords for your online accounts.
Now the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has released its own advice to the public about password managers.
The article (which you can read here) explains what the NCSC think about password managers in general. This is a recommended read if you’re an individual deciding whether, and how, to use a password manager for your personal use.
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Cyber Aware is a cross-government campaign, funded by the National Cyber Security Programme. They aim to measurably and significantly improve the online safety behaviour and confidence of consumers and small businesses (SMEs).
Get Safe Online is the UK’s leading source of factual and easy-to-understand information on online safety. Their website offers advice on how you can protect yourself, your computers and devices, and your business against the likes of fraud, identity theft, viruses and other potential online problems.
ThinkUKnow is a national website which offers tailored advice to young people about online safety concerns. There is also a section on there if you are a parent/carer or a teacher who is concerned about a young person’s safety online.