Using a Password Vault

(FTB stderr) – Marcus Ranum:

With passwords, there are two really important things to understand, which most people don’t remember in time:

  1. The biggest danger with passwords is using the same password in multiple places
  2. If you forget your password you can almost always recover it

The best way of dealing with 1) above is to not ever actually know any of your passwords. That’s the big secret benefit of using a password vault: you never know your password, so you’ve got zero chance of reusing it and if you’re not reusing it that prevents one of your accounts being broken from leading to all of your accounts being broken. …

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