How to get started with a password manager
Increased use of online services and applications necessitates the use of a password manager. A password manager saves you the chances of your accounts being hacked and keeps your passwords and other data safe.
According to howtogeek, the first and most important decision to make in using a password manager is to select your master password. The password regulates access to your entire database of your password manager. It has to be strong as it is the only password you need to remember. It may be appropriate to write down the password and safely store it somewhere that you can only access since you cannot access your saved passwords without the master password. Other types of sensitive data can also be stored in a password manager. The master password encrypts your information stored in the password manager. Password managers also protect against phishing.
According to Cheatsheet, some password managers include;
LastPass works on your PC and your iOS or Android device. It is free and automatically enters your passwords on the websites you visit. It builds secure passwords and recognizes them for you.
- Ability to sync passwords across all devices
- Enhanced password sharing
- Changes passwords automatically
- Actionable security report
- Needless collection of data of the IP addresses of its many users
- The only way to contact customer service is through email
Dashlane is available on desktop and mobile platform. It will automatically fill online information with your saved data. You can store your bank account data for secure and easy online purchasing and lets you take and keep your shopping receipts.
- Easy to use
- Ability to modify some or all passwords with one click
- Password sharing capabilities
- A – rating with the Better Business Bureau
- Password generator defaults could be more secure
- Customer reviews show poor email support
KeePassX gives its reference code for objective researchers to review. It is congenial with a variety of free password applications for your phone.
- Flexible password generator
- It is a free open software
- Can handle non-standard login sequences
- Plugins add advanced features
- No automatic capture of login credentials
- Safety of plugins not guaranteed
- Large number of settings may discourage some users
Using a password manager eases your navigation online while keeping your data secure and private. It also allows you to produce secure passwords and helps you to sync them across your devices. You do not have to struggle to remember all your passwords.