How’s your password game? Still sticking with the old childhood street address? Always using yours or a family member’s birthdate? Using the same password for every login?

Most people are using weak passwords that open them to security threats. But how do you use strong, secure passwords on every single site you visit and every login? Most importantly, how in the world will you remember them all?

These days cyber security is more important than ever. You need to protect your passwords. Cue the stage lighting and dramatic music… Keeper is here to save your passwords and keep you secure.

How does Keeper work?

The idea is simple. Keeper was built for enterprises and stores all your passwords and personal information. It also remembers it all so you can log in automatically to everything you need. With a 256-bit AES encryption, Keeper can sync, backup to the cloud and encrypt all your password info. It also autogenerates random high strength passwords for every site you access. And all you need to access and manage it all is a master password. Essentially, your master password is all you need to remember.

Why do you need a password manager?

That sticky note you’ve been using for years isn’t ideal (unless you are opting to use the sticky notes app…which is another post entirely). While it may seem bothersome to use some complicated software for your passwords, Keeper isn’t complicated at all. It is actually very simple software to use and manage. Also, with cybercrime being a very real and very serious threat, you want to protect your information at all costs.

There are password cracking algorithms that can easily work their way around your passwords. Without password protection you leave yourself vulnerable to theft of your identity, money, personal information and so much more. That is the beauty of a password manager that protects your passwords. Basically, there’s every reason to use a password manager and no real reason not to (note: a lot of people like how Keeper is FREE for personal use through the Mac App Store, but this isn’t always the best course of action. For example, if you have staff that are using Keeper, it can get tricky revoking access if they have their own Keeper account – you have more control on who has access to what with the paid plans).

Are there any downsides?

Honestly, not really. Full disclaimer, we don’t work for Keeper or get paid by them to recommend their product. And there are multiple other password managers that are just as good. We just think it passes the same test for why we like Apple products so much – they just work. Keeper is well designed and easy to use for attorneys and law firms.

If there was one drawback, it’s simply having to pay for access across devices and for the Business or Enterprise accounts. But this price is a small fee for greater security.

It’s not a magical formula for complete and total cyber security but it’s a very strong first step to protect your valuable information.

Luke Kumanchik

Entrepreneur, programmer, backyard farmer & Dungeon Master Extraordinaire.