- Jul 23, 2020
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A better option for that is Password Manager or Password Vault whatever you want to call it.One security measure that i have that's vital to me using computers is a document containing passwords, it's a protection against a security attack, which is all too common with user accounts.
So could the program you are opening your text document with and plain-text with a list of password isn't smart security-wise either. Good Password Managers get yearly security audits and share the results publicly.Nope! Could be malware.
This is interesting subject because there have some major hacks in the last few years, one in particular was a gaming server which gave hackers access to hundreds of thousands of fresh passwords. This list of passwords was called the "rock you" list or something, its been added to dictionary attack arsenals have has been proven very effective because the list has such a broad variety of strong decent passwords. As processing power keeps getting better password cracking gets faster and requires less time to crack stronger passwords.So could the program you are opening your text document with and plain-text with a list of password isn't smart security-wise either. Good Password Managers get yearly security audits and share the results publicly.
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I think that's why they created 2-factor authentication, as you already said biometrics can't change so that when someone makes a copy of your biometric data you can't change it. There are different factors for authentication and I would think different ones had different use cases.I have a suspiscion in the future most people will switch to biometric passwords (i.e retina scan, fingerprint ect) but the problem with this is , if somebody gets your bometric data it cannot be changed, where as if your password is compromised then that can very easily be changed. But the passwords will have to get increasingly longer, so people will have to make a choice between using real biometric data and risk it getting compromised or keep using long strong passwords but rely on a password manager or your browser to store it or whatever. The complextiy just keeps increasing
Yeah surprising the 3 best things you can do for computer security are not virus scans but instead are
Its good to know how passwords are cracked so we can create stronger passwords not as easy to crack.I was joking earlier about password managers being malware, but the reason why I don't want to automate my passwords is because I'll forget them. I personally like to keep giving my weakest password away (it's in the you got pwned database) is I don't want to give away new passwords that can and will get stolen.
Use KeePassXC you don't have to remember...
Anything is vulnerable. Are you afraid to use anything because of it being vulnerable? I don't get it and don't care to.not remembering is a vulnerability on so many levels...
i prefer to remember passwords because that is my preference, makes more sense to me than forgetting them. You can use that program but it's probably better to also write them down.Anything is vulnerable. Are you afraid to use anything because of it being vulnerable? I don't get it and don't care to.
You can always encrypt it using VeraCrypt. Oh yea... that's vulnerable also... Because with technology nothing is 100% secure.
That's your choice and it's not really wise to write down your passwords, that's one of the most unsecure ways of saving your passwords. But do as you want. I backup my password database on different encrypted flash drives.i prefer to remember passwords because that is my preference, makes more sense to me than forgetting them. You can use that program but it's probably better to also write them down.