Ideally, you will have a different, strong password for every website. Setting this up might take a little time, but is well worth the effort. Once you log into a website, there should be a link somewhere to change your password.
Finding Weak Passwords
If you know that all of your passwords are currently weak, then you’ll need to open them up one by one.
However if you have a mix of strong and weak passwords, then you can use PassPack’s Quick Search to easily spot which entries have certain words in the password.
For example, if your usual password was always some variation on “fluffy”, then type “flu” into the Quick Search field above your list of entries. The entries that contain “flu” anywhere in the password, will have the *Pass* column shaded yellow. These are the entries you should change first.
Note: if you want to undo the Quick Search, just press the “Show All” button.
Changing from Weak to Strong
Regardless of how you find the entries you want to change (some, or all) you’ll need to open the entry, click on the “Go There” button (if you’ve filled in the link), log in to the website and find the place where you can change your password.
Back in your PassPack entry window, copy and temporarily paste the weak password in the Notes field (just in case the website asks you for it again to complete the process).
Now click on the “Generate” button and make a new strong password: 16 characters is usually a good start, and if the website accepts oddball characters, add them too. Press the “Use this” button. You’ll be asked if you’re sure you want to replace the old password with this new one in your PassPack entry. You do.
Copy your new strong password and paste it into the appropriate field on the website. Complete the process on the website.
Repeat this for all of your weak passwords.
Also remember to “Save your Pack” on PassPack every now and then by clicking the big red button – you don’t need to do this everytime, just at intervals. Do not sign out, close your browser, or shut down your computer without Saving your pack.
If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to ask. Cheers to all, and happy packing!