Why use Password Manager?

No matter how many walls are placed around your machine, there is always a key for complete access: your password. There are countless programs that attempt to determine passwords, both by guessing common ones and by randomly generating possibilities and trying them all, or a combination of the two.

The best defense is a “strong password”. A strong password is a combination of numbers, uppercase letters, lowercase letters, and, if possible, other characters. This makes the password nearly impossible to guess in a reasonable amount of time, and ensures that all the hard work you put into keeping your machine well-defended does not go to waste. The longer the password, the harder it is to guess.

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Of course, as passwords get closer to random numbers and letters, they also get harder to remember. That doesn’t mean that you have to fall back on a weaker password, though. You can m15peLL w0Rdz intentionally, or use a Password manager/Password Vault software.

A password manager will take a load off your mind, freeing up brain power for doing productive things rather than remembering a long list of passwords.

A dedicated password manager will store your passwords in an encrypted form, help you generate secure random passwords, offer a more powerful interface, and allow you to easily access your passwords across all the different computers, smartphones, and tablets you use.

Some of the best Password Managers are:

1)1Password 4.0

2)Dashlane 2.4.1

3)KeePass 2.26

4)LastPass 3.1.2

5)PasswordBox 1.3

6)SplashID Safe 7.2.3

References:

http://www.infoworld.com/article/2607798/security/review–the-best-password-managers-for-pcs–macs–and-mobile-devices.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Password_manager#Online_password_manager

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2407168,00.asp

http://www.columbia.edu/acis/security/users/passwords.html

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/it-security/how-to-get-people-to-use-strong-passwords/

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