Why did we choose Password Boss?
We often tend to be creatures of habit, particularly when it comes to technology. Passwords are a prime example. Many of us use the same logins for multiple websites and applications because we don’t have a photographic memory. A large percentage of users aren’t aware that this is one of the most significant security dangers they can face online. It has a simple fix too.
Regularly, in the news today, there are stories about major companies being hacked, their customer data stolen, and their customers left stranded. Hackers commonly use data stolen from one site to access others where login credentials have been reused between accounts. In some cases, access to bank accounts has been gained simply by using a compromised email account.
Businesses and individuals can face significant losses simply because a third party outside their control has been hacked or compromised.
The Danger Of Old Passwords
MySpace is a key example of why old and possibly forgotten services pose a security danger when passwords haven’t been regularly changed. Once a thriving popular network, the use of MySpace services declined drastically from 2007 onwards. While many people moved to new social networks, old accounts typically remained abandoned on their servers. Hundreds of millions of accounts remained on MySpace servers many years past the firm’s peak.
In 2016, MySpace suffered a data leak which exposed usernames, emails, and passwords of 360 million user accounts. Shortly after the hack, these details were published online for anyone to see. Many were used to access email accounts, servers, and accounts that shared the same details.
Good security practice is to use a unique and strong password for every login you use. A strong password should include, where possible, capital letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and character symbols. Many consider this impractical or even impossible, but it is entirely achievable for every firm.
It is clearly impossible to manually remember a strong password for each one of the dozens of logins needed today. Few would even attempt to. A password manager makes storing, retrieving, and using unique passwords easy.
When using a password manager, an individual is required to remember only one single strong password to access a database which contains a different login password for each service. This database can be synced between multiple devices, saved and backed up to the cloud, and even used to create strong passwords for you.
Enter Password Boss
We have been using and testing various Password Manager tools at Fresh PCs for a while as it is a key tool in keeping passwords unique, secure and easy to manage/use. The problem with a lot of Password Managers is that they are hard to manage for a team or even across multiple companies, often meaning you are on your own once you start using them.
We chose Password Boss after going through a long list of very prestigious Password Manager tools on the market, one by one finding something that didn’t quite fit the bill. Password Boss did everything we needed and more – allowing us to help clients reset their account login, ensure password compliance and assist with setup.
Password security is the largest threat facing your business. With 81% of security breaches involving weak or stolen passwords, your business is at risk from a security breach without a password management solution in place. Loved by IT and users alike, Password Boss Business closes this security hole for you to keep your business secure.
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With Password Boss Business you can:
Protect every password in your business with military-grade security.
See if your team is using hacked passwords.
- Securely shares passwords with your team and partners.
Enforce strong password policies with actionable reports.
Implement best practices to protect your business with custom security policies.