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According to the World Economic Forum’s 2020 report, cyberattacks are one of the top global risks to society. This stresses the importance of creating a strong password to ensure that your data is protected. It is crucial to generate a powerful and secure password for your device itself as well as each one of your accounts. 

 

 

The best part about Shift’s new Password Manager is that you no longer need to remember all of your passwords. Simply save and store your Emergency kit which contains your vault password and grants you access to your passwords. Add extra protection to your accounts by implementing complex and difficult to crack passwords and let Shift's Password Manager do the remembering for you. 

 

You don’t need to worry about creating a master password in Shift, as we generate an uncrackable vault password for you with a random password salt unique to each customer. The password salt is a unique value that is added to your password prior to key-stretching via Argon2. Both the salt and your vault password are required to access your vault. 
 

Learn more about how we keep your data safe here. 

Shift Tips to Generate a Strong Password

  1. The longer the password the better. A strong password is at least 8 characters long. Each unique character you add to your password will become more difficult to guess. 

  2. Avoid the use of common words and character combinations that are easy to guess. 

Did you know that one of the most common passwords in the world in 2020 was 123456? If that is your password, you may want to consider changing it to something more complex!

3. Make it a priority to update your passwords regularly.

4. Never use the same password twice

5. Utilize Shift’s Password Management feature that allows you to import your passwords from Chrome, LastPass, 1Password, and various other password management systems.

 

We recommend using a passphrase rather than just a word for your password. A passphrase is a sequence of words and text that is normally longer than a standard password to make it harder for hackers to guess. Strong passphrases contain random words and letters in a unique string to make it extremely difficult to guess. An example of this would be Alice_In_Wonderland2020!

Criteria for a Quality Passphrase

  1. Difficult to guess

  2. Easy for you to remember 

  3. 17 characters long composed of numbers, letters, and characters
  4. Includes uppercase and lowercase letters

 

Now, as mentioned above it is recommended that you do not recycle passwords, but we do recommend using unique passwords similar to Alice_In_Wonderland2020! Through the use of Shift’s Password Manager, these strong passphrases will be protected and stored in your password manager right inside of Shift. You will not need to type this password if you utilize the auto-fill feature. 

 

Tip: update your passwords frequently from right inside of your password manager in Shift. 


What's next?

Find out how to start importing your passwords into Shift. Sit back and relax, while we do the heavy lifting and remember your complex passphrases to ensure your data is protected. 

Need help?

Reach out directly to our Customer Success team here and we will be happy to help.

 

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