1465: How Password Managers Can Prevent You From Being Hacked


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How secure are your passwords? Have you ever used the same password on more than one website or app? If one of those sites suffers a breach, hackers will attempt to use the exact details on popular websites such as NETFLIX, Amazon. PayPal etc.

An average person has 70-80 passwords. A strong password's key aspects are length, a mix of letters (upper and lower case), numbers, and symbols, no ties to your personal information, and no dictionary words. Nobody can remember them all, and it's not safe to write them all down.

In today's episode, I explore online security fails and how to avoid them. Gary Orenstein is the CCO of Bitwarden, a password management app that embodies the password security for all mindset.

It's the only open-source solution focused on enterprise AND individuals: Source code transparency means it is easy to review, audit, and contribute to the Bitwarden codebase, keeping it secure under the world's watchful eyes.

Gary shares tips for businesses to seamlessly transition to using a password manager and how to outsmart phishing scams. We also discuss how both individuals and companies.

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