We have always been big proponents of password managers. Using a password manager is better for your online security, as it lets you create and use strong and unique passwords. So, even if one of your account info leaks in a hacking incident, it doesn't impact the security of your other accounts. But clearly, not everyone is convinced by this argument, as many of us still don't use a password manager.
So today, we will try a different approach. If robust online security is not enough to convince you, here are other reasons why you should use a password manager.
People waste hours resetting passwords every year
Forgetting passwords is more common than you might think. According to ExpressVPN’s password survey report, people waste between 3 to 10 minutes changing a password, and they do it at least once every month.
What’s even more worrying, we most frequently forget our banking account passwords. If you have ever tried to reset your banking account password, you know that the entire process is time-consuming and extremely frustrating.
People waste between 3 to 10 minutes changing a password, and they do it at least once every month.
Not to mention, if you enter the wrong password a couple of times, you are locked out of your accounts for good, requiring even more effort and time. If you think that's a rare occurrence, think again. According to the password research survey, over 75% of U.S. respondents said they were locked out of their online accounts.
When this happens, you either wait hours to try again or waste time resetting the password using the recovery method you created while setting up the account. If worse comes to pass, you will have to contact the company via email or phone to get it sorted.
Resetting passwords is a frustrating affair
Let's face it, resetting passwords not only costs time but is also super annoying. Over 35% of respondents from America, Great Britain, and France considered only slow internet speed more annoying than resetting a password.
If you think about it, it’s not hard to believe. The things that annoy us the most are the things that cause us to waste time, and resetting your passwords is a total and utter waste of time. That’s not even the worst scenario. What if you need to get something done in a hurry and forget the password? It can have serious repercussions on your work or personal life.
Use a password manager to save time and headache
Whether it’s on your phone or a computer, resetting passwords cost you energy and time. So, if you don’t want to waste time resetting passwords every other week, use a password manager and familiarize yourself with the importance of having a sturdy cybersecurity strategy.