Sharing passwords with others, whether with your VA, business partner, or your spouse, is inevitable. It seems that everything we do online requires a password.
Keeping track of and remembering all those passwords can also be challenging because you should always create long complicated passwords to make them secure.
Besides, some passwords have to change from time to time, making it more challenging to know who has those passwords and needs the updated information.
Out of convenience, we end up sending a text message or an email with passwords. This is a terrible practice because it could make the passwords available to people you don’t want to.
The best way to share passwords is by using an encrypted password manager, and you can get a reliable one for free.
There are many options out there, and I could write a whole blog just discussing the different options of password managers. What I want to do is give you a quick good solution to have you up and running with a secure password management tool.
The one I use is LastPass (I have no affiliation with LastPass, I just really like the program, and you should refer back to their site for accurate information on their product).
Below are some benefits of using LastPass:
- You can give access to your accounts without revealing the passwords
- LastPass has a great free plan
- LastPass shares encrypted passwords between LastPass accounts
- It Keeps track of who you have shared passwords
- You can change passwords and it will automatically sinc with the person you have shared it with if you have a premium account.
- It has a free phone app
With Lastpass, you have the ability to download the LastPass browser extension, which is an excellent tool and I recommend you download it.
Here is why:
- It fills out the information and logs into websites for you. Sometimes, it may ask you to sign into your LastPass account, but it works fine most of the time.
- If you manage password protected accounts for your customer, you can easily switch from one account to another.
- It helps you save your new passwords in your LastPass account.
If you feel a little fidgety about trusting your passwords to a free password manager, LastPass premium plan is about $12.00 a year (please check their website for accuracy).
Again, there are many other options out there for sharing passwords, and you need to choose one that you feel comfortable using, but don’t postpone signing up for a password manager plan any longer.
Sharing passwords is inevitable, but it does not have to be risky.
Fabi is a mother and a virtual assistant. She assists business owners with setting up systems to distribute their content online to build the know, like, and trust relationship with their audience and eventually generate more sales. Click here to contact Fabi.