Cybersecurity experts recommend that you have a different password for all of your accounts. With the average user having close to 200 accounts, remembering a unique password for each one seems impossible AND ridiculous when I can’t even remember phone numbers anymore (Yes, there was a time when people actually did that). So, it’s no surprise that we resort to the easiest way possible to keep track of our passwords.
What is the easiest way, you ask? Storing them on your device, obviously. Admit it, you know you’ve done it at some point. We all have. Whether it’s in a note on your phone, a spreadsheet or you let your web browser save them for you, it’s just not a good idea because they are still connected to the internet. Storing passwords on your device may be convenient but in reality, it’s not safe considering they can still be reached by bad actors, and I don’t mean Steven Seagal. It’s very important to keep in mind that anything connected to the internet can be hacked.