What Are Password Managers? Are These Safe To Be Used?

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    With everything on the internet, you need to access a multitude of services and for that you need an account with the concerned department or service provider, here is where the chaos of book-keeping of login id and password begins. To rescue you from such a hassle, the password managers has been devised which not only enable you generate a secure password but also locks all your password under a bigger lock whose access is only possible with a single master password.

    What Are Password Managers? Are These Safe To Be Used?

    Should you be using password managers?

    To avoid cyber risk experts in the field do welcome the use of password managers if you fail to remember all the password as it is the best way and most secure indeed. Experts also hold the view that same password should not be used across platforms.

    Another point to take note of is that do create a password which is long say bearing as many as 15-20 characters and unique which the hacker also fails to make out.

    Some of the important password managers

    Free as well as paid editions of these password managers are available which can be used on both the desktop and mobile. Some of the significant names in the domain are Truekey, LastPass and Roboform.

    How to use these?

    First, you need to register either on the app or desktop platform of the password manager site and create a long and unique password.

    Then on you can include the list the sites which you wish to access using password manager. You can then provide details on password for each of these sites.

    For more authenticity, some of the managers are also offering biometric and facial recognition authnticiation.


    This becomes significant and provides a more robust secured platform through additional authentication as well as offered a service wherein passwords are requested to be changed frequently to provide further security.


    Story first published: Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 10:17 [IST]
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