Password managers continue to grow ever more popular as they provide a simple and safe way to generate and remember strong, unique long-string passwords for every application you log in to. Though many web browsers have the ability to save and auto-fill your username and password, these are not secure. A specialized password manager allows you to manage and safeguard your log-in information under encryption.
Most internet users have an extensive list of websites and services that require a log-in to use. Using the same, weak password for every one is akin to keeping all your eggs in one basket. If a hacker spots a weakness and gains control of one account, that may be all it takes for them to capture your credit card details and banking information, take control of your social media accounts, and more. Identity theft as well as digital robbery are both serious threats. Your information may be held and a ransom may be demanded. Ransomware, as it is termed, has destroyed the lives and finances of both companies and individual people.
What a password manager does is store all of your online credentials in an encrypted digital vault with bank-grade security. When you enter the log-in page of a website, your password manager will auto-fill the information. More than just usernames and passwords, you can also store and encrypt other personal information such as financial records or credit cards. Some password managers may even allow you to upload and store photos as well as other types of media.
If you are like most people, remembering multiple passwords is a difficult task. A password protection and management app only requires that you remember one password – your “master” password. As a cloud technology, all your data will be synced across your enabled devices or computers so that when you add a password or other entry to your vault, it is available wherever you need it. Synchronization is typically automatic but can be manually triggered if desired.
There are many popular and highly secure password managers to choose from. As it contains all the features we’ve covered above, we strongly recommend the affordable and well-known Kaspersky Password Manager.