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Strong security features protect password managers

By Beau Monday

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 20, 2014

~~<p>In recent columns I've advocated for the general use of password managers as a mechanism to improve your password hygiene. Password managers generate strong passwords on a per-site basis and store them, eliminating the need for you to remember dozens of passwords for the different websites that you regularly visit. It also should eliminate the more common and very unsafe practice of reusing the same password on different websites. Naturally the question has come up: How safe are password managers? Aren't they the digital equivalent of putting all our eggs in one basket?</p>
<p>While it's true that all your &quot;eggs&quot; (your passwords) are in one basket (the password manager), there are strong security mechanisms present in all the leading password managers that prevent unauthorized access.</p>
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In recent columns I've advocated for the general use of password managers as a mechanism to improve your password hygiene. Password managers generate strong passwords on a per-site basis and store them, eliminating the need for you to remember dozens of passwords for the different websites that you regularly visit. It also should eliminate the more common and very unsafe practice of reusing the same password on different websites. Naturally the question has come up: How safe are password managers? Aren't they the digital equivalent of putting all our eggs in one basket?

While it's true that all your "eggs" (your passwords) are in one basket (the password manager), there are strong security mechanisms present in all the leading password managers that prevent unauthorized access. Login for more...



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