Here’s a handy guide from our security partner F-Secure to make managing your passwords a breeze…
Passwords are pretty useful things. And we use them in more ways than you might think – to open and manage bank accounts, spend money online, log into our emails and social media accounts, access computer files and unlock all manner of digital things. But sometimes, we use them without thinking.
For example, are you using the same password across multiple online accounts? Bad idea. Ideally, you should use a unique password for each account, and never re-use your old passwords. But you’re busy. It’s complicated. You’ll get to it later. Unfortunately this thinking leaves you open to hackers and data thieves. Your online passwords are as important as your house keys or your wallet, maybe more so. As such, they require protecting to ensure your accounts are not compromised.
How to protect your passwords, easily
All you need to do is get yourself a password manager. These handy tools operate as a failsafe in times of forgetfulness and collate your passwords into one seamless collection. Better yet, they’re secure, super simple to use and designed to protect your privacy.
With F-Secure KEY from award-winning security experts F-Secure, you just need to remember one master password, which works as a key to all the passwords, usernames and other account information you use online.
Logging into all your online accounts is also a breeze with KEY, because it automatically fills in your passwords for you. KEY can also generate new passwords for you, which is really handy if you’re stuck for ideas.
How to get F-Secure KEY
In order to get F-Secure KEY, you first need to register and install F-Secure SAFE internet security onto your devices. Virgin Media customers can get F-Secure SAFE (worth £79.99) free for the first 12 months. It’s super easy to install, there’s no upfront commitment and no credit card details are required. Five F-Secure KEY Premium licences (worth £109.95) are included for free as well.
Remember, F-Secure KEY is free as long as you have registered and installed F-Secure SAFE.
F-Secure: New F-Secure customers only. Registration required. One subscription per Virgin Media customer. Not available on BlackBerry. Current retail price £79.99, see https://onlineshop.f-secure.com. Up to 5 devices.