A password manager is a tool or software that stores, updates and generates passwords for your accounts.
HaveiBeenPwned, a website service that monitors and tracks data breaches.
While many websites and services have some type of brute force login protection or use a more advanced way to secure passwords, many still use old, insecure alogorithims. HaveiBeenPwned, a website service that monitors and tracks data breaches has already reported billions of accounts compromised.
HiveSystem, who anually publishes a system password table showing complexibity, reports that checking commonly used algorithims, hacked password databases such as those on HaveiBeenPwned and with the right hardware, a 6-letter password can be cracked in just a few seconds. Check out one of their social media platform Twitter below.
🎉 It’s here! The 2022 update to our famous Hive Systems Password Table that’s been seen in the news and shared everywhere. Download the high resolution version and read our comprehensive methodology behind it at https://t.co/G3HHDHiUKm pic.twitter.com/Pqfqtlxy0h— Hive Systems (@hivesystems) March 2, 2022
Password managers or digital vaults help you generate secure passwords which you can also customize and a secure ratingi/status of them.
There are many available in the market, some offering free plans with limited features but still very helpful and a secure way to manage your digital accounts.
Check out some of the well-known, top password managers available:
- KeePass – Free and open source with portable versions available.
- Bitwarden – Open source password manager with free, premium and self-hosted versions. Great for individuals, teams and businesses.
- LastPass – A freemium password manager offering both free and premium versions for online encrypted password storage.
- 1Password – A password manager great for families.