…This is big.

According to an article published by the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team, a subset of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, password managers are not simply useful but are in fact necessary in the internet age (you can download the article here).

We’ve all heard it before, but the fact that it’s now a matter of federal concern proves that password security is no longer something anyone can afford to ignore.

And the recommended solution? Password managers like Keeper. Check this out:

A password manager is software for storing all your passwords in one location that is protected and accessible with one easy-to-remember master passphrase. It is one of the best ways to keep track of each unique password or passphrase that you have created for your various online accounts—without writing them down on a piece of paper and risking that others will see them. When using a password manager, you have one master passphrase that protects all of your other passwords. This leaves you with the ease of having to remember only one.”

Not only are we psyched about this kind of endorsement from the higher-ups, we’re thrilled that password security is being taken so seriously. It’s the US-CERT’s job to protect citizens against cyber threats, and it’s ours to provide them with the necessary tools. Together we can fight back against hacking and make the internet a safer place for everyone.

 

Source: www.us-cert.gov/reading_room/PasswordMgmt2012.pdf

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