How do you manage your passwords?

In the article on retaining and retaining passwords, we saw that it is important to know how to manage them. Indeed, if you are a very active Internet user, there is no doubt that you will have a large number of passwords to remember and change regularly.

When you know that a secure password contains more than 8 very different characters, with additions depending on the sites it concerns, password management can quickly look like a nightmare.
However, there are ways to navigate it.

Basic ways to manage passwords

The list

You can first make a list of your passwords as long as it's not done in any way.

It is recommended not to store your passwords on a simple file in your computer, let alone on a post-it from your desktop.

Use your personal email

Similarly, it is unwise (or even dangerous) to send your password on your personal email. Whoever hacks the latter would be able to steal all your accounts and the data they contain.

That's why it's a good idea to delete all messages about your passwords from your email.

Avoid leaving traces

Finally, to best preserve your passwords, it's best not to make the sites you visit "remember" your password.

If these measures don't tell you anything, however, there are tools that can help you in your management.

Password management software

File with codeThese software that can be easily downloaded look like password safes. They come in the form of a secure database where you can enter all the passwords you use regularly.

Access to the file is protected by a master password that protects all your combinations. For example, Mozilla may allow you to do this as explained in this article. With no need to remember them, you can choose to use secure passwords without forgetting them. In addition, this system has the advantage of avoiding typos by entering your password, since a simple copy and paste is possible.

However, the use of these password managers requires taking extra precautions in case the software fails.

To prevent this, it is essential to have a copy of the file on a USB stick or on any other medium that you could keep on you permanently or in a safe place.

With these elements, you'll be able to use as many passwords as you want securely.

Other key points of password management

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