CPA Voice: How a password management app can help you

Written on Feb 08, 2018

Keeping track of countless passwords can be overwhelming, especially when you’re trying to maintain a high level of security with your accounts.

“Many systems also require changing passwords frequently,” writes Ann Jenkins, CPA, CGMA in the January/February issue of CPA Voice. “While both requirements are good protocol, they can lead to poor password management, causing many people to write down their passwords or create them using common words and then replacing the letters with numbers or characters (e.g., changing “password” to pa55w*rd). Research shows this method to be ineffective; a computer can crack this type of password in only a matter of days.”

Password management applications can help to alleviate the frustration of remembering passwords and protect the safety of your accounts. Read the story online now to learn how.Voice cover_JanFeb_18

Don’t miss this convenient, self-study CPE

Did you know that reading CPA Voice can help you satisfy your CPE requirement? No matter your location or the time of day – and even without the benefit of electricity – you can gain CPE credit with each issue.

Every edition includes a 12-question self-assessment exam covering content from that issue. Receive a grade of 75% or higher and you’ll earn one hour of CPE credit in specialized knowledge.

Best of all, you can take the exam when and where it’s convenient for you, either online or by mail. Exams remain available online – and may be completed for CPE – through the same month of the following year.

January/February 2018 exam

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