Master, Alexander, "Password Managers: Secure Passwords the Easy Way" (2022). CERIAS Technical Reports. Paper 2.
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Passwords, Digital Authentication, Cybersecurity, Information Literacy, Community Education, Industry Best Practices, Public Outreach
Poor passwords are often the central problem identified when data breaches, ransomware attacks, and identity fraud cases occur. This Purdue Extension publication provides everyday users of Internet websites and computer systems with tools and strategies to protect their online accounts. Securing information access with password managers can be convenient and often free of cost, on a variety of devices and platforms. “Do’s and Don’ts” of password practices are highlighted, as well as the benefits of multi-factor authentication. The content is especially applicable for small businesses or non-profits, where employees often share access to systems or accounts.