Why, if my details are on the Dark Web, does a Password Manager solve a lot of my problems?
With these type of dark web attacks, the hacker is usually not after you personally. They may have just bought 400m passwords for $150 so will try a bulk attack to access as many as they can, as quickly as they can. It is very easy to take yourself out of the firing line with a couple of simple steps.
If a hacker has access to your email and password and you use that same combination on any other websites, it is extremely easy for the hacker to bulk use the combination, on several known sites, until they access one and can then use that to cause havoc or cost you money.
If you have been involved in a data breach, then the hacker already has your password so you are at risk. However, if you have strong random passwords for each account (which is what a password manager provides) then the hacker will be unable to access your other accounts with the combination they have and they will move on to the next person.
With Dark Web monitoring, you will know when an account has been leaked and you can change that password too, removing any access the hacker had in your life.
It is that easy to stop a dark web data breach of this nature seriously affecting you.
We call this the ‘two bike lock process’. If your bike has two locks, and the bike next to yours has one, the bike thief will likely go for the bike next to yours as its easier to break one lock than two. This is the simple way to win the game in cyber security, just make sure you have done your basic hygiene (the tools in IPS 360 Protect for £4.49 per month) and are more protected than the next person, and you will be safer.
IPS exists to provide cyber and data security to people who don’t want to become cyber security experts. We are trying to provide information in a simple human language to help our community get protected.
Therefore, we rely on your feedback! If you have any questions or if any part of this article or video didn’t make sense, please do comment below and we will respond to every single one of you.