7 password manager in portrait
With you the password chaos prevails?
I’ll show you the way out of the crisis!
Is it getting more complicated for you to remember your many passwords for the whole account? With a password manager, the mess can be ended. I have found seven different managers in the portrait for you.
Amazon, Dropbox, Facebook, Google, Gravatar, YouTube, Instagram, Mailchimp, Skype, Soundcloud, Tumblr, Twitter, VISA, Vimeo, and WordPress – you can quickly get a fair number of services to use. Mostly one uses for each access a different password. The passwords should be safe and cryptic with uppercase and lowercase letters, including numbers and special characters. Only true geniuses can easily remember every password in their heads.
Many users therefore use simple passwords such as “1234567” or “password”.
That’s not a good idea! And a gateway for evil hackers.
I’ll show you the solution to the problem if you keep reading!
This is where the password manager comes in.
A password manager stores the single strong passwords with a master password. You no longer need to remember your 21 different passwords for your accounts, just keep one (the most secure master password) in your head.
I introduce you to 7 different password managers:
1Password programmers call their product “the safest password manager” on the market.
The password manager “1Password” comes from AgileBits. 1Password is available for all popular platforms: Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPad and Android. Plugins are available for Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Opera. The functions are different. There are several licenses, from the single to the family to the upgrade license. Prices range between $ 2.99 and $ 4.99. The encryption is a 256-bit AES encryption.
LastPass is free in the basic version. The Premium and Enterprise versions are available at an additional cost.
LastPass is one of the most popular password managers besides 1Password. In the premium version, which costs € 1.76 per month for a user, the passwords can also be retrieved from iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Android, Palm webOS and Symbian. LastPass supports Mac, Windows and Linux. Plugins for Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera are also included. LastPass supports 256-bit AES encryption.
The password manager Keeper also has 256-bit AES encryption.
The password manager Keeper makes it possible to store user names, passwords and financial data or documents securely. Unlike 1Password, it can be set up for more platforms and devices: iPhone, iPad, and iPod, as well as Android and Windows Phone versions. There are also solutions for Mac, Windows and Linux available. Plugins for Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Safari are available. The prices vary depending on the extent and the used terminal on monthly € 2,50 to yearly € 450,00.
Msecure is available for Mac and Windows as well as iPhone, iPad and Android applications.
The Msecure software calls itself “ultra secure”. It uses a so far by its own words never cracked 256-bit Blowfish encryption. The software is available for Mac and Windows as well as iPhone, iPad and Android applications. The price is $ 29.99 USD. This is a cheap alternative, but there are no native browser plug-ins available, which may not be optimal for one or the other user.
The Password Manager PasswordBox is available free of charge.
At CES, PasswordBox was voted Best Mobile App 2014. Equipped with all the basic functions of a password manager, unlike the other password managers, it is completely free of charge and usable for Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPad and Android. There are also browser plugins for Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera. The encryption and decryption of the data is done locally on the respective end device with a 256-bit AES encryption.
The password manager Clipperz is free and open source.
Clipperz has been in existence since 2007. The password manager also works on iOS and Android devices. The web service is free and open source. The core software is also available under an AGPLv3 license on GitHub. It is a 128-bit AES encryption implemented. For mobile devices, a five-digit master PIN can be set up instead of a master password.
KeePass for Windows. KeePass is free.
The open source password manager KeePass can be used on Mac, Windows and Linux as well as with additional ports on iOS, Android and Windows Phone. KeePass encrypts the entire database, which can also contain usernames. The password database is optionally encrypted using the AES algorithm or Twofish algorithm. The source code is available on Sourceforge under a GPLv2 license.