Why you need a password manager

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With an average of 170 online accounts to create passwords for, using a password manager is a modern necessity.

Research from Dashlane in 2015 estimated that the average internet user in the UK had 118 accounts registered to a single email address.

That number is growing by 14% per year, so in 2018 an average user may have somewhere in the region of 170 (personally I already have ~280) accounts to create unique passwords for!

Memorising that many passwords isn’t something that you can be expected to do, which is exactly where password managers come in.

As ESET IT Security Specialist Mark James explains, password managers are designed to do the heavy lifting of creating, storing and protecting your most important accounts.

“From online clothes shops to your daily news, everything we do on the internet requires a password, how are you honestly expected to remember them? Well, there’s an easy way.

“Password Managers enable you to do exactly that: every single login can have a complex, unique password and you don’t have to remember it. You don’t actually need to make it up either, the manager will do it for you.  

“If you have a digital life then a password manager will help you organise it. Once you’ve got it up and running it’s virtually hassle free and an absolute must these days.”

Do you use a password manager? How many accounts do you have stored? Let us know on Twitter @ESETUK.

ESET Smart Security Premium comes chock full of brilliant security features, all built around our award-winning antivirus engine. One of those excellent features is a simple but powerful Password Manager. Find out more here