Kaspersky Security Cloud offers multiple features and functions to keep users safe, but many neglect to make the best use of Kaspersky's Password Manager.

System, application and network passwords are a well known weak point in the cybersecurity arsenal -- whether you're a business user or an everyday consumer on the net.

"Are you using all of Kaspersky Password Manager? Kaspersky Password Manager can do a lot more than just store your passwords," according to the Kaspersky team.

Kaspersky Password Manager is available as part of Kaspersky Security Cloud.

Kaspersky Security Cloud offers the benefits of Kaspersky Total Protection, including adaptive security that switches on when users connect insecurely and sends alerts when passwords are at risk of being hacked.

Even fairly strong passwords, on their own, can typically be cracked -- so it makes sense to leverage comprehensive technological solutions to ensure that users and organisations remain protected.

Strengthen passwords with Kaspersky security

First of all, keep all your passwords in a dedicated password manager rather than on a notepad or your phone, let alone a sticky note on your monitor.

However, Kaspersky Password Manager is not merely a secure vault -- it can also help you audit your passwords and improve your overall security, the team explains.

"Kaspersky Password Manager can both store your passwords and check their strength. It analyses which ones you reuse on different websites, assesses how hackable your passwords are, and checks for their presence in databases of compromised logins and passwords," the team say.

Kaspersky Password Manager will notify you of a range of vulnerabilities in the password itself a well as alert you of potential compromises -- displaying these in the password vault, with detailed reports available via 'Learn more' or 'Password Check'. It will also help you generate better passwords via 'Password Generator'.

You should also ensure you set a strong -- and long -- master password of not fewer than 10 or 12 characters.

Either generate a combination of random characters in Kaspersky Password Manager and memorise it, use a mnemonic technique for creating strong but easy-to-remember passwords, or build a password from simple words but of about 30 characters.

According to Kaspersky, the length may compensate for the lack of randomness. Here's more on how to create a super-strong password.

Don't forget to back up

Additionally -- because no security method can be entirely foolproof -- you should also back up all your passwords and documents securely offline, in addition to storage in your secure private vault with AES-256 encryption via Kaspersky Password Manager.

That way, your data is organised and ready whenever you need it, with an additional copy saved elsewhere, right off the network, in case the worst happens.

"Rest assured that neither Kaspersky, as the app developer, or anybody else, knows a single thing about your data," the Kaspersky team confirm.

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