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5 Reasons To Never Share Your Work Passwords

Updated: Jan 31, 2020

Anthony McDaniel - Author of Blind Spot: Smartphone and Computer Personal Security Guide [Link]

Everyone knows you shouldn't share our login information. Your username and your passwords, but still we do share and it happens every day. People share their Netflix accounts with their loved ones. We share our home computer login with housemates. At work, for business sake, we can not afford to be as nonchalant with sharing our information. In business there are threats both known and unknown that could jeopardize operations. Sharing of login information no matter how pure the intentions could result in negative outcomes. If you need any more convincing to keep your login information secure, then here are the top four reasons you shouldn't share your workplace login information.

IT Will Not Need Your Password &

Neither Will Most Banks.

If you work at a location where the company has a central IT that manages the computers on the network and the user accounts, it is unlikely they will ever need to request your password to do what they need to accomplish. Their accounts give them permissions to make necessary changes. You might think you're only giving away your password, but you might be breaching everyone's security without knowing it.

Single-Sign-On Workplace

Password Management

Lots of employers use login management software that allows the user to sign into multiple programs without needing to enter login details frequently.

Your one username and password may be linked to your payroll time entry, developmental, and project accounts. If someone were to get a hold of that information, they would have access to all that vital work and data to make use. Leaked information could be a significant risk to the security of the company than you think. Small businesses often will share the same password across different accounts if you happen to give that information away unknowingly. That could cost you in the end.

Recycling Passwords

People tend to reuse the same login information on almost everything they use. It makes it easier to remember your logins, but it's not good for your security. Make sure that your passwords are different enough that someone won't be able to guess your login information.

The best way to handle it is never to share your login information with anyone. Always change your password regularly. A good time to rotate your passwords every 30 -45 days.

Using the same logins at work as you do on your social media is not advised and avoid using the same email addresses for registering more sensitive accounts. For more password related tips, click the link to see our blog>

Saved Logins

Saving all your personal login information to a browser is convenient; it eliminates the need to remember so many passwords for your different accounts. Some password managers allow the user to sync their password across various platforms like their smartphones and computers.

You Can't Trust Everybody

Don't share information with anyone. Phishing attempts happen all the time, and people are convinced that they are speaking with a banker or some remote tech support only to fall victim to a scam of some kind. If you are asked to provide login information or to give up access to someone, you are not sure you can always ask for verification of their identity.

  • You can request a callback

  • You can request to employee information

  • You can request proof of business

If you think there may be a security breach, Report it to the necessary authorities immediately.

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