In recent years, we have been paying more and more attention to password security. To avoid data breaches, users on most websites and service providers need to create strong passwords for their accounts. While we set hard-to-crack passwords, it’s also hard for us to manage so many passwords.
How many passwords do you have?
Nowadays we have to sign up for different websites and applications. So we have passwords for bank cards, e-mail accounts, passwords for various social accounts and websites, etc. Generally, basic information including birthdays, pet names and anniversaries are used to create passwords. However, most of us are unable to create or memorize too many passwords. Password management is cumbersome.
How much time is needed daily for entering passwords?
Let’s say you spend an average of 30 seconds a day entering your passwords. Then you need about 3 hours a year to check your emails, Facebook messages or access to other websites and services.
How long does it take to reset a password?
If you frequently forget your password, you need to be familiar with resetting passwords. No matter how you reset a password, it always takes at least a few minutes. If you reset your password by email and forget your email password, you’ll spend more time resetting the password.
Has your account ever been locked because you entered incorrect passwords?
I believe that many people have encountered such a condition: If you try to sign in to an account that you have not used for a long time, you will be prompted repeatedly with an incorrect password. That’s really annoying. But even more annoying is the fact that when you reset the password, you are prompted not to enter the previous password.
Has your account ever been stolen due to simple passwords?
It will not be long before hackers crack a simple password. Worse still, if you use the same password for multiple accounts, one hacked account will expose all the other accounts.
Do you know how to create a strong password when trying to reset the password?
The password reset process is simple. However, creating a strong password is not easy, especially if you want it easy to remember. You can follow our instructions to create safer and easy-to-remember passwords.
In addition, you must also use a VPN service to protect yourself from hackers.
How can passwords be managed effectively and securely?
Because there are so many passwords, many people choose to use a password manager.
Here are 3 commonly used password managers:
KeePass is an OSI-certified open-source password manager. It is well-known in the password management tools. You have full access to the source code and can compile it by yourself. You can also test the security or use a different encryption algorithm as you like.
Available in several languages, this is a free local password manager that supports Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iPhone, Microsoft, Firefox, and Google browsers. The first time you use it, you will be assigned a master password that will manage all your passwords.
If you compare it to other password managers, the best thing about KeePass is that it’s totally free. It also has other attractive benefits. This open-source software is supported by many great third-party plug-ins. Even if one day the developer doesn’t offer updates, there will be another person take over it. Among other password managers, KeePass offers the best encryption type and algorithms. You do not have to trust a third party because you take control of your confidential information.
It is a cross-platform password manager that supports cloud synchronization. You can use the free version or pay for a premium service. Download a LastPass and install it on your device. You can use it on multiple devices at the same time, including Microsoft, Firefox, Google, Safari, and Opera browsers (Note: The free version only supports one device).
With a LastPass account, you will be prompted to save your credentials and automatically sync them to the cloud when you log in to a website. The next time you visit this website, the credentials will automatically be filled for you. This will make you free from remembering the user account and password. Of course, you can also click on the plugin when you are signing up for a website and ask it to generate a strong password for you.
The disadvantage of LastPass is that it relies on the network. You can not use it without an internet connection.
1 Password is a well-trusted paid password manager. It supports Windows, macOS, iOS, Android and other systems, and user data can be synchronized across platforms and devices between mobile phones and computers. All data is protected by AES 256-bit encryption so that cracking is almost impossible. However, you have to pay for it and the cost is expensive.
1Password features “one-click login”, which can help you automatically log in to various websites and apps. To realize one-click login anytime and anywhere, you only need to remember a master password. That’s why it is called “1 Password”.
.Password managers are not completely safe to use. In most cases, it is impossible to achieve convenience and security at the same time. For most Internet users, it is more necessary to classify your accounts according to their importance and security and develop different password management strategies for different types of accounts.