The Password Is …

erm … monkey?

How do you keep track of your passwords? Is there a notebook on the shelf? Sticky notes on the desk? A paper in the drawer? Maybe it’s an Excel spreadsheet, or a Word Document. There’s always Evernote…or maybe you have a photographic memory! Please tell me it’s nothing like this:

I changed my password to incorrect

Tsk! You know you should not use the same password for all your accounts. 😉

I stopped having to remember, search for, reset, and re-re-set all those stinking passwords the day I signed up for LastPass. It’s unbelievably easy to install and get started, and from day one, all I’ve had to remember is a single password, which I have never written down or recorded anywhere.

I started with the free version, loved it immediately, and a few weeks later sprung for LastPass Pro, which used to be $12 per year, but is now $0 per year, and by that I mean FREE. Pro brings the ease of LastPass to your mobile devices!

But it’s not just about password remembering. Did you ever hear of the Heartbleed bug? Google it! Confusing, worrisome and more. The Heartbleed news broke on April 7, 2014. In June of ’14, approximately 300,000 servers were believed to still be vulnerable. And a year later, a majority of big businesses had still not addressed the issue.

Most computer users I know did not even hear of Heartbleed, let alone take action…only one of my 30 or so clients checked in with an inquiry.

When I read about it, my first thought was “Expletive! Where the beep will I even begin? How the h-word will I know when I’m done?”

Butt! LastPass saved mine. I ran a LastPass Security Check, and a list of the accounts that needed a change of password magically appeared. My changes were tracked as I went about fixing them – still a medium-sized job, even with the help of LastPass, but mind-boggingly impossible (for me anyway) without it.

I can’t recommend LastPass (or something like it) enough and I want everyone to join me – save yourself oodles of time and help handle security risks in the future by signing up today.

Speaking of passwords. Are you old enough to you remember the game show Password? I watched it as a kid and developed so much love for Betty White and the guy who whispers the password! This blog post formerly featured a sweet episode of the show that was filmed right after Betty married the host, Allen Ludden. That video has been removed, so here’s another sweetie.