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Why you need a Password wallet

A Password Wallet stores your passwords and private information in one, convenient place. A password manager saves you time and keeps you safe online.

Watch Password Wallet tutorial, long version.
Time poor? Watch the short version below.

A Good Password Wallet is worth it’s weight in gold. If you don’t have a Password Wallet you should have, this is top 10 essential bits of kit for anybody who is online.

Watch Password Wallet tutorial, Short version.
Watch the longer and more detailed tutorial above.

Why do you need a Password wallet?

Most of our clients use very weak passwords and reuse them on other accounts.

A strong password is not your dog or cats name, of your child’s name plus year of birth.

Password managers create strong passwords and store them along with your login information for all the websites you use and help you log into them automatically.  The master password is the only one you need to remember.

Never Reuse Passwords!

Some websites do get hacked, and hackers sell these lists on the dark web, see example here. Once they have your email and a password from a hacked website, it would be easy for them to guess your bank account login if you use the same password for everything.

The only safe way to manage a large list of logins is to use a reliable and safe password manager.  You’ll need to remember the master password, and if you forget, you won’t be able to access your password wallet, so make sure you can remember it, or maybe write it backwards in the back of an old paperback novel if you don’t think you’ll be able to remember that one password.

A password manager will make your life so much easier. How many times have you tried to login to a website to be told your login failed. You re-type and re-type, and then 15 minutes later you realise you spelled your email address wrongly. A password manager will save you from stress and the worry of having to maintain a large list of emails.

At Foxie Web Design, we’ve used Password Wallet from Selznick for over 10 years. It’s been so useful and reliable we have never had a reason to use another system, even though we own lifetime licenses for several systems. One important thing about Password Wallet is that it is software that lives on your device, not in the cloud, which actually makes it even more secure, but you do need to back-up your password file. And when we say back-up, that means separate copies on separate drives, such as a hard disk or thumb drive. And if you keep different copies in different locations (in case your house burns down) you are at the top of your game. 

When creating a new account, your password manager can create a secure  (non human readable) random password for you.

Web browsers like Chrome and Internet Explorer store your passwords on your computer in an unencrypted form.  Unless  your computer’s hard drive is encrypted, this a security risk.

A dedicated password wallet stores your passwords in an encrypted file, and helps your share your passwords across all the different computers, smartphones, and tablets you use.