Using a single password for all accounts is a bad idea, here’s why

Do you use a single password across all your accounts? Email, social media, bank accounts? Bad idea. Let us explain.

You might think keeping the same password everywhere is easier because then you don’t have to remember multiple passwords and you don’t have to write it down anywhere either. But guess what, if your password somehow gets leaked from one of those services, you expose all your accounts at once.

That’s what happened with Twitter. It turns out, due to a bug, users’ passwords were written in a log file in plain text form. Yes, your password which you thought was super hard to guess was being written in a file in simple readable format for anyone to read! The Twitter log files were not leaked but if they had then your password would be public. If someone got hold of your email and you had used the same password for your email, then your email account would have been compromised as well. Hackers would then try to login to every major social media service using hat email and password combination to see if you are present on anyone of them.

Never use a common password across all services. Use a unique password for each service and change it regularly. Especially never use the password which you use for email accounts for any other service.

How do you keep track of so many different passwords? Use HexaVault to store your passwords.

What about the security of HexaVault?

HexaVault stores your passwords in encrypted format on your computer, not on some server. And it is encrypted using world’s strongest encryption standard. Even if your phone is lost, nobody can hack into your HexaVault.

Get HexaVault now. And if you haven’t changed your Twitter password, do so immediately.

HexaVault 2.0 for Android Released

We have just released an upgraded version of HexaVault for Android. The new version now allows you to import information in bulk from an Excel spreadsheet.

This addresses one or the biggest roadblocks new users faced with HexaVault – entering a bunch of information the first time. You can now enter all your important information in an Excel spreadsheet in two columns and import it all at once in HexaVault.

We have created a simple tutorial on how to bulk import data from Excel to HexaVault.

We have also introduced optional user registration in HexaVault. You can provide your name and email the first time you run HexaVault. It is completely optional, and you can skip the step. We introduced the registration to know how many people are using HexaVault and to be able to communicate with them in future about updates, getting feedback and sharing important information about HexaVault and security of information security. The data you enter in HexaVault remains on your device and is not sent to any server.

Another feature we have added is periodic notifications for low usage of the app. Sometimes people download the app and forget about it because they can’t find time to enter all the information at once. In such cases the app will remind the user after a few days and implore them to import the data from Excel at once.

If you are an existing user of HexaVault for Android, do upgrade your app.

What Makes HexaVault Different?

There are countless other password management apps. How is HexaVault different from them?

Others apps concentrate mostly on storing passwords – they remember your passwords and log you in automatically into websites. But you don’t need a separate app for that. Modern browsers have that feature built in.

HexaVault strives to to become your go to digital assistant where you can store much more than just passwords.

Most apps are too complicated and have too many features, HexaVault is simple. Information is stored in label-value pairs.

HexaVault has predefined templates for most of the important information that you may need to store – passwords, cards, bank accounts, ID cards and such. It reminds you what can you store in HexaVault and what details for each type of information. You can also create your templates.

Finding an information is just a search away. HexaVault won’t log you into Facebook automatically but when you need to enter your bank account details in a form or need to check your insurance premium due date, it will come in handy.

Get HexaVault now.

HexaVault: Free Password Manager and Personal Information Vault

Hello World, HexaVault is here! HexaVault is a password manager and personal information locker. You can store all your private and important information in HexaVault in a secure way.

There are zillions of password managers and digital lockers out there. What separates HexaVault from other password managers is that is provides structured storage for all kinds of important information in the form of predefined templates.

HexaVault comes with 30+ predefined templates for storing passwords and logins, financial details like bank accounts, credit and debit cards, insurance details, ID documents like passport and national ID, utilities like electricity, cable etc. You can also create your own templates.

The core purpose of HexaVault is to make it super easy to store, manage and access all you life’s important details.

HexaVault stores information using Advanced Encryption Standard and a 256 bit key and is stored on your device. The encryption is virtually impossible to crack so your data will be safe and can’t be hacked into even if the device is lost.

HexaVault is free and is available for Android and iOS.