Reusing Passwords on Multiple Sites
What Should You Do To Manage Your Accounts?
If the site has enhanced security, enable it. Have them send you alerts or prompt for additional information if you log into a site from a new computer or location. This is particularly important for high-value accounts such as banking or financial accounts and email to name a few. If available, enable two-factor authentication. Many social media accounts have begun to provide this feature. If it’s available, use it to protect yourself, family and friends. Identify where else you may have used this password and change the password at all the other sites. This may be a painful and tedious process but think of the ramifications and impact if someone else can logon to or take ownership of these accounts. Not all accounts require new passwords. There are some accounts that are required only for benefit of the website owner, for instance, to download a whitepaper you are required to set up an account. In this instance, you probably don’t need to change the password but make sure you didn’t provide other information worth protecting before making that final decision. Finally, if you no longer require the account, and the option is available, delete the account. It’s one less account to support and maintain.