Passwords are Difficult to Remember

Many executives hear of Password Managers that will remember your passwords so you don’t have to. Are the password management programs trustworthy?

You can never feel positive that password managers will keep your passwords secure. So, separate your passwords into 2 groups:

  1. Passwords You Need to Keep Really Secure—write these down and enter them manually. Example: Bank passwords
  2. Passwords that Protect what You Feel are Lower Security Resources. Example: Airline web site logins.

If you are going to use a password manager program to remember your passwords, only trust it with the second group of passwords. Remember your most important password in your mind.

I agree that having to enter the passwords is too much trouble! This is one of those risks vs. productivity quandaries.

Please post your comments, especially about password managers you like to use.


2 Comments

  • […] First, never put your most sensitive passwords into any password manager. That means passwords to your banks, online trading accounts, and any other websites that aren’t worth exposing to any increased risk. More information here: Passwords are Difficult to Remember […]

  • Chuck Andrews June 22, 2015 at 8:23 am - Reply

    Thank you for the information. I’ve been using Keeper for several years and have never felt threatened or exposed. Your article did encourage me to go to the two-step signon and it is an easy process to set up with Keeper. I’ve recommended them to many people.

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