How to store your passwords for maximum security. Ah, the question I get almost every day. What’s the best way to create and store your passwords? How do you stop a hacker from breaking into your computer and stealing them all? They’re questions that every website owner needs answers to. In this article I’ll give you some of my favorite tips for “hashing” passwords, as well as explain why you should use unique ones for each website.
We use all kinds of passwords on the internet. For example, to access our email accounts, social networks, banks and shopping sites. This can be quite overwhelming, especially if you’re not sure what makes a good password. Here is a small guide on how to store your passwords for maximum security.
Security is a part of any digital operation, and often forgotten. Forgetting can result in a costly breach of your systems and data that’s difficult and sometimes impossible to recover from. Many organizations don’t see security or password management as a concern until they have their first major data breach. This article will discuss how you can have each user store their own passwords on their local computers and never be exposed to the company’s main database.
Passwords give us access to almost all online services and websites, which means it’s extremely important to have a strong password for each one. This can get complicated very quick when you have different passwords for your email, social media, banking and credit cards and many more. It’s easy nowadays to forget all those different passwords, but it’s not easy to remember them either. You end up using the same few passwords, your mom calls you asking if Pantene is the company that makes contact lenses or the one that does hair products? Or someone hacks into your Twitter account because of a bad password.
What is a password manager and why do I need one?
A password manager operates like a vault — it locks away your passwords in an encrypted vault, which can only be accessed with one master password.
Password managers generate strong, unique passwords for you as well as store and auto-fill them as you visit sites. They also alert you if a site or one of your accounts has been compromised in a data breach
Why use a password manager?
You can easily create, track and manage multiple passwords with a single click or tap.
You no longer have to remember multiple passwords or use the same password for all your accounts.
You can generate strong, unique passwords for each account you create online.
Never get locked out of an account again because you forgot your username or password!
Passwarden by Keepsolid
Passwarden is a simple, secure, and effective password manager that allows you to store all your passwords, credit card information and notes in one convenient place. Free up your memory and let Passwarden take care of all the rest.
Passwarden is a secure password manager that helps you store, generate and organize all your passwords, PIN codes, credit card numbers and other confidential information in one place. It also features multi-platform support across Windows, MacOS, Android and iOS operating systems.
You can use this to keep your passwords secure
This is just a simple password keeper. You can save all your passwords here. Passwords are stored in an encrypted database and are protected by a master password that you set when you first start using this application.
It is important that you remember your master password because there is no way to recover it.
If you ever forget your master password or lose the file that contains your passwords, you will not be able to access any of the passwords that are stored in the database.
Use a unique password
A strong password is the first line of defense against attackers who want to hijack your accounts, so it’s important that you create and store your passwords properly. However, as we’ve covered in the past, choosing a good password can be tricky. Here are some tips for making sure your passwords stay secure and private.
Don’t use known, guessable passwords
Passwords like “password” or “123456” are easy to remember, but they’re also very insecure. You should always choose a unique, unguessable password that doesn’t contain any personal information (your name, birthdate or pet’s name). A random string of characters works well, but it can be difficult to remember. Passphrases—longer strings of words—are easier to remember, but they must still be random and different for each account. If you need help coming up with an easy-to-remember yet secure password, check out our guide on how to create strong passwords that are easy to remember.
Use password managers
Password managers allow you to generate and store long and complex passwords in an encrypted database that only you can access. Even if an attacker manages to steal a copy of your database from one device, they won’t be able to do anything with it.
Consider two-factor identification
Two-factor identification is a very simple idea. The basic idea is that instead of just one means of identifying yourself, you use two or more. For example, you might use the combination of something you know (like a password) plus something you have (like a physical key). Or something you know plus where you are.
Two-factor identification is valuable because it’s hard to spoof both factors at once. It’s hard for an attacker to steal both your password and your key; or both your password and your phone; or both your password and your fingerprint. So by increasing the number of factors from one to two, we greatly increase the difficulty of fooling the system.