[Translation] Password Managers and Post-it Notes

    It’s half past eleven, Thursday. You urgently need access to the site in order to finally finish the serious project you are working on. You have to go to bed long ago, but you need to finish the work by 9 a.m., and it turns out that you forgot the password from the site.

    You get angry, grab the keyboard to run it into the monitor and shout something obscene. And here you notice a yellow piece of paper glued to the keyboard from the back. You are relieved to recall that you stuck this piece of paper with a password written on it.
    Upon closer inspection, it turns out that this is a note from the information security service: “We know that remembering a lot of passwords is difficult, but please do not do this anymore. We discussed this issue with your department a month ago. Your Sat ;-) "

    Anger and shame embrace you. Shame wins by conveying a simple thought that you could take care of the password earlier. On a yellow piece of paper you read PS: “call support to reset your password and use the password manager if you forget them all the time.”

    Poddyanka, huh? Well, of course! Will you continue to write down passwords on paper? I don’t think so.

    Password managers, if you haven’t met yet, are applications created in order to store your accounts to various resources in a secure form. In this case, you only need to remember one password - to run such an application, and not more than 200, as is usually the case with modern active users.

    So let's give examples of such applications.

    The first on my list is the password keeper for the guys from AgileBits, called 1Password.

    The application allows you to store any type of password and is relatively easy to integrate with web forms i.e. substitutes login / password automatically for you. Most of all I like the ability to synchronize the database with passwords between different devices. The 1Password application is not free, but it greatly simplifies your life and costs your money.

    Another interesting and free (!) Application for storing passwords is called Keepass.

    From Keepass:
    KeePass is licensed under open source and is free. A database with passwords is encrypted using a file containing a key or password using modern AES or Twofish algorithms.

    Third in our review today will be the LastPass app.

    From Lastpass:
    LastPass has versions for installation on almost all modern platforms, and is also present as an extension to many browsers. Synchronization between devices is automatic, so you will always have current passwords on any of the devices. The application for Windows or MacOS is free, but mobile clients require LastPass Premium, the price is $ 1 per month.

    Lyricist: Dave Lewis
    Original material

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