A password manager saves all your passwords and fills them in automatically in your browser and mobile applications. But do you trust an application with your passwords and storing them all in one place?
Is it a smart idea?
Yes, yes, it is. We recommend that everyone use a password manager. Below we will see why it is a safe one choice.
Password managers are more secure than any alternative
A password manager stores your passwords in a secure "treasury", which you can unlock with a single master password and, optionally, an additional method control two-factor authentication to keep everything more secure.
Password managers allow you to use strong and unique passwords everywhere. This is usually not possible for most people. Can you really remember unique, strong passwords for each site you use? Password managers can create and remember passwords such as $% ^ HE% ^ THV% ^.
If you don't use a password manager to store your passwords, you probably can't remember all the unique, strong passwords you have to use. Most people end up reusing passwords on multiple websites, which is very dangerous, as a leak on one website means your accounts on other websites are not secure. One should just try to connect with the same combination addressemail and password.
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Well, no. In fact, your passwords are predictable. And what happens when a site does not allow special characters or restricts you to a certain number of digits and this method does not work?
With a password manager, all you have to do is create a strong password and remember it.
How password managers protect your passwords
We like iguru and many other sites recommend KeePass as a top choice. They protect your "vault" of passwords with strong encryption (AES, Twofish algorithm and SHA-256), and do not send the codes to the Cloud.
Open source password managers like Bitwarden and KeePass are open books. Anyone can read the code since it is open to all developers, which makes them very reliable. You can use these open source apps to store your password in your own Appliances or on servers. For example, you could set up your own sync server for Bitwarden or manually sync a KeePass database between your devices.
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Ultimately, you trust password management companies. Sure, companies promise to keep your passwords safe, but they could use an update software them to record your passwords, or a huge security hole could “empty” all passwords on the internet. Companies promise safety, but what if the worst happens?
Sure, there is a risk, but you should trust the password manager like any other application you use. The same goes for any application on your computer but also for most browser extensions: They could spy on you and report your passwords and credit card numbers to someone else.
Companies and applications can be trusted, but security vulnerabilities always exist.
We use Password Managers and recommend them
We follow our tips and use password managers like KeePass here at iguru. Password managers built into browsers like Chrome and Apple Safari are getting better, but they are not as powerful or fully equipped yet.