Before You Use a Password Manager

Password managers help protect your passwords

Password managers can also put passwords at risk

You can start without risking high-value passwords

Learn a strong master password

Factor recovery into choosing a password manager

Think carefully before storing high-value passwords

Summary

Decisions to make when using a password manager

The password managers discussed in this article along with the features that most impact security and your ability to recover access should something go wrong. See the footnotes for additional information [14].

End Notes

--

--

--

I work on DiceKeys. Formerly researching human factors of security at Microsoft Research, MIT, and Harvard. @UppaJung on Twitter

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Stuart Schechter

Stuart Schechter

I work on DiceKeys. Formerly researching human factors of security at Microsoft Research, MIT, and Harvard. @UppaJung on Twitter

More from Medium

A quick REX on SymfonyWorld Online 2022— Summer Edition

Making uploads faster

5 Attractive Features of a Freelancer Script That Every Entrepreneur Wants!

[Solved] Can’t install xdebug on Mac with Homebrew