Why do you need a password manager and what are the best

Most likely to start having to remember your password to take money, then came from the email, the user of the work, that of the social networks, those of the s

Why do you need a password manager and what are the best

Most likely to start having to remember your password to take money, then came from the email, the user of the work, that of the social networks, those of the streaming services and until the limit of human memory does not allow you to remember So many combinations. Because it is first user of digital services not to use the same password for all sites and all accounts, stolen one, stolen all.

What is the solution for this Different Keys Maremagnum? As in many other aspects, the machine is more efficient than the human being and as if it were a 'Deus former Machina', it appears to solve the problem. This is the role of password managers and the question of why you need one, the answer is that it provides comfort and safety. In addition, you have to be a true 'machine' to be able to memorize all the keys that we use daily.

A password manager is an application that stores the username / ID / mail and its corresponding password of each platform and service. In addition, it has functions such as the autocomplete that suggests the username you want to choose and automatically fill in the field of the 'password'. Also, some of them even suggest a complex alphanumeric key when you are going to register in a service, so that you do not even have to think one.

Some of these applications, yes require the user to memorize a single key, access, although if they are used from the mobile, many allow you to link it to a fingerprint, so using the manager is as easy as placing a finger on the reader of Footprints of the mobile phone.

In addition to the autocompleted, most password managers have common features such as: compatibility or even integration with browsers such as Chrome; The aforementioned generation of keys; Authentication in two steps, which includes having to enter a code sent to an email, or to a phone number, to prove that you are the legitimate owner of passwords. In addition to data encryption, to offer an extra layer of protection for the user.

To choose the one that suits you the most, the previous characteristics and the type of encryption must be taken into account. Also, it should be noted that these services are 'freemium', that is, they are free, but they usually include advertising or are only free in its most basic version. Forcing you to go through a box if you want more tools or features.

Several experts in cybersecurity and software development agree that your first option is Bitwarden, which is free, open source and compatible with Windows, Macos, iPhone, Linux, iPad, Android and with most browsers. It has other interesting extras as you can be shared by two users (including your free version) and allows you to create two collections of key to share. It has no limits regarding synchronized devices or number of passwords, cards and notes that you can store. It has an encryption

Through the AES-256 encryption schemes and the SHA-256 algorithms, in addition to autocomplete.

It could be said that this is of the best known. It is available on all devices and has extensions for most browsers. It has payment options, but your free version is quite complete, being able to save an unlimited number of passwords. It also has automatic autocomplete, two-step authentication and a very interesting less common feature. LastPass has the option of automatic password change, which allows you to change your old passwords from the APP itself.

This option is for payment, but some of its features and its own price make it worthwhile. It has common features such as autocompleted, key generator, but also allows you to store documents (the ability of the safe cloud varies depending on the payment plan). It also has a personal safe that can be shared with family and friends, or to create credentials for your employees.

In addition to users and passwords, it allows to store private notes, credit cards, PDF, identity documents, passports and even software licenses. The closest thing to have a virtual safe.

The simplest resource with less complications is that of browsers. At present, most of them (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge, Opera) allow you to save passwords, synchronize and view them for when you need them. In many this option is activated by default, as is the case of Chrome, allowing the storage of this information from the different services and platforms where you are registered. Consult it is as easy as going to the upper right area of Chrome, click on your user image and press the key icon.

Updated Date: 21 September 2021, 22:08

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