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Outsmart hackers with password manager

Posted: 9:32 PM, Feb 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-19 12:11:08Z

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — Protecting your money, identity, and personal life.

All of us talk about it but often we are not doing the basics when it comes to securing our web-based information and accounts.

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That is why i sat down with Alan Crowetz, our WPTV tech expert from InfoStream . He spends his days trying to defend customers from hackers.

Crowetz puts it simply. He says, “You have to have a password manager.” No maybe. No getting around to it someday. Now. Is. The. Time.

Remember, hackers look for easy prey. “Someone in China,” Crowetz told me, “can break into your account as easily as your next door neighbor.”

Those hackers love it when you have no password or use the same simple password on every website, Does that sound like you?

Crowetz recommends going to reputable sites— pcmagazine.com or cnet.com he says, for specific recommendations for a password manager. Doing so is a huge start on securing your cyber life. Crowetz said, "These password managers offer a nice blessing in that not only do they give you a unique password, they track them all for you and fill them in for you in many cases.”

Crowetz leaves us with one final thought. He warned, “Imagine how complicated it is trying to recover all the money from your banking account or your investment account.”

It is your identity and your money. Don’t give it all away.