Storing Passwords On Your Phone – Smart Or Not?

The smart phone has risen in popularity very quickly and even though most people still don’t have one, they probably soon will. The smart phone is quickly penetrating the rest of the cell phone market and the experts are predicting that it will be the most popular type of phone in the next 5 years. So when the eventuality happens and you have all of these brand new smart phones on the market, the people who are new to them are going to have to be taught certain truths about the phone. They must realize that the phone is just like a computer in its own way. There are certain rules that you follow on the computer that you are going to have to follow on the phone as well. The number one rule is how are you going to handle your password management.

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Since you are able to browse the internet on smart phones, you are also going to have to take the same responsibility as you do when you browse the internet on your home computer. You are going to have to keep your passwords in a safe place so that you can log into some of your favorite web sites. What good is being able to go on the internet if you are limited to what web sites you can visit? So you must find a way to be able to log into these web sites with your passwords.

But how do you keep your passwords safe on these mobile phones? You can’t write them down in a notebook at home like you would when you are using your desktop. You can write them in digital note form on the phone but if your phone ever gets lost or need repairs then whoever has access to it will have all of your information. No, the best thing to do is to use some of the encrypted password apps that you can find for both android based phones and IPhone. They will allow you to be able to keep your passwords from prying eyes while at the same time making them accessible to you.

About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

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