Security

Let’s protect passwords without forgetting (Let’s protect online accounts – 02)

Password Manager


In the previous post we talked about how to secure our online accounts using a strong password. But the biggest problem we had there was how do we remember the different passwords used for these different websites. And the strong passwords we use are even harder to remember.

That’s when we need a password manager to help us. Today we will learn about Password Manager almost completely from what is called a Password Manager.

What is a Password Manager?

That’s an app that remembers all our passwords for us. We can enter all our passwords in this Password Manager and store them securely. You may also have a question here as to whether giving our password to a third party is a security breach. There is nothing wrong with that, but we have to have full confidence in this third party. Today I will tell you about an app that still has that confidence.

When you start using a password manager, you can remember only one password, forget all your other passwords and transfer the task of remembering to a software and have fun. So, get ready and forget your password.

Password Manager Types

The other thing is that there are several types of password managers that I have seen, we will learn about two main parts from them as it is a bit complicated to talk about in depth.

Cloud Based (Sever Based)
Desktop Based

1) Cloud Based Password Managers


In this category we store our passwords in an online cloud. That means a highly secure computer on a third party. We don’t even know where it is. But the password stored on a server like this is encrypted and stored very securely.

The disadvantage of such a password manager is that our passwords are stored in a third party location.

The advantages of this Password Manager are more than any other type


Because your passwords are stored on a separate online server, your passwords are safe even if all your devices, such as computers and smartphones, are destroyed.

And you can get your password from any device anywhere in the world, anywhere in the world.


The other advantage is that no matter how many devices you have, you can get your passwords through each device. (Password Sync – Find out the meaning of the word Sync.) For example, let’s say you log in to a site from your laptop and add that password to the relevant password manager on your laptop, and then you’re on the go if you suddenly need that site from your phone. It’s very easy to log in with this Cloud Based Password Manager.

Examples of this type of password manager are:

  • Bitwarden
  • LastPass
  • Keeper
  • Dashline

2) Desktop Based Password Managers

You do not need internet access to use this type of Password Manager. Your password is stored only on your device. Getting your password on another device can be a daunting task. But since you only have your passwords here, there is no way for anyone else to get your password.

These types of password managers are becoming less and less popular because people are tempted to do everything easily and simply. However, you can have this kind of password manager installed as your backup plan. If for some reason the server where you stored your passwords online or the server group is destroyed (like doomsday) you can retrieve your passwords from the offline password manager stored on your device.

Examples of this type of password manager: –

KeePass
1Password
Pass

So now we have a little understanding of what a Password Manager is.

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