Think about how many online accounts you have. Dozens? Hundreds? How often have you signed up for a website or service just to order something, then forgotten about it?

Now think about how many passwords you use across all of those sites. If you’re like most people, it’s probably just a handful, and most of those are probably variations on just one or two passwords. If that one random website you signed up for is hacked, that one password that you use for everything could be compromised, granting bad actors access your online accounts.

Most of us are aware of this risk, but it can be overwhelming to keep up with more than a handful of password. That’s where a password manager comes in. A password manager keeps all of your passwords stored in a secure vault, and can even auto-fill those passwords when you visit a website. It can also help you create passwords that are difficult to guess or crack, and since you don’t have to actually remember or type them, they can be much more complex than passwords of old.

UNC has partnered with LogMeIn, inc. to offer LastPass Premium, a powerful password manager, to all UNC faculty, staff, and students. LastPass Premium offers secure storage and easy access for all your passwords, and it works on your web browser, your phone, and your tablet, so you can easily access your passwords across devices.

Check out the UNC Help article on LastPass for information on how to sign up or convert your existing LastPass Premium account. More secure passwords are just a few clicks away!