Update Your Passwords

Quick Look

  • Your password manager will have specific instructions to begin adding your accounts and updating your passwords.
  • At a minimum, take the time to update passwords at the following:
    • Financial institutions (banks, credit card companies, lending institutions, investment accounts etc.)
    • Insurance companies (home, auto, life and healthcare)
    • Email providers
    • General Autofill information (this includes your name, address, phone number etc.) 


<< Setup a Password Manager

Using your password manager is a two step process:

1. Add Your Existing Passwords

Adding your existing accounts can be done manually, or, with a browser extension. The password manager browser extension will pop up automatically any time you login to a site it hasn’t seen before and it will ask you if you’d like to add your password to your password manager.

2. Update Your Passwords

A password manager will add a ton of convenience if you add your user names and passwords. But the security value comes when you use the password manager to generate strong, unique, and random passwords for you. Use your password manager to do this and then update your accounts with those new passwords on each site you use. 

Update your most important online accounts first. Then over time, as you login to new sites, you can add those accounts too and update your passwords as needed.

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