Why should you use a password manager?

Password managers are tools that help store and fill passwords on your digital devices but can they really be trusted to keep your information secure? In this article, we’ll explore the reasons why password managers can be very useful in our daily lives.

Benefits of Password Managers

One of the main benefits of password managers is their convenience. As mentioned previously, they can keep track of your passwords and fill them in where applicable. This is significant because it means that you don’t have to remember every single password you have. Instead, you’re able to have more complicated and varied passwords, making all of your accounts more secure.

This leads into the next feature of most password managers, which is the ability to automatically generate new and unique passwords using your choice of a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols. This is extremely important as people who don’t use password managers often can’t remember unique passwords. Instead, they might use the same or at least similar passwords for all of their different online accounts. In this case, if one of the websites they have an account on is breached, hackers may be able to access their other accounts by copying or guessing their passwords.

With a password manager, all you need is a single password, though you should use one that is not used for any other account. Additionally, most managers allow for two-factor authentication, which gives an additional layer of security that is far more difficult to hack.

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How they work and are they safe?

Most password managers work by storing your passwords on the cloud; that is to say, on the company’s servers. Typically, they use AES 256-bit encryption, which means the only real way to access your password vault is by using your master password. This, of course, means that you have to place trust in the company running the password manager.

Most password managers are reasonably reliable, though. There is no precedent of major password managers ever being breached, and they often are audited by third parties to ensure that they’re secure. It still is a risk, though not nearly as much as with browser extensions, which give access to everything you do within your browser. For example, a simple extension such as a tab manager might require the following permissions: is a useful tool that combines the simplicity and convenience of a password manager with a secure digital vault. It makes it effortless to organize your online life and pass on your digital estate in case anything happens to you.


Kevin Qiu

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