Today, we all have a long list of websites and apps that require a seemingly endless array of login details and passwords to access them. Keeping a track of all of them is a tedious affair. This is where password managers come into play. Password Memory is one such app that is able to encrypt and manage your passwords, providing you with a high level of security due to using several different algorithms to perform the encryptions.
Passwords are the most common authentication mechanism that is only increasing with time. Previous research suggests that users cannot remember multiple passwords. Therefore, users adopt insecure password practices, such as password reuse in response to their perceived memory limitations. The critical question not currently examined is that whether users’ memory capabilities for password recall are actually related to having a poor memory.
This issue is imperative: If insecure password practices result from having a poor memory, then future password research and practice should focus on increasing the memorability of passwords. If, on the other hand, the problem is not solely related to memory performance, but to users’ inaccurate perception of their memory, then future research needs to examine why this is the case and how such false perception can be improved.
The theory goes – if you want to be truly certain that your passwords are not lost or stolen, make sure they are only stored in your head. From your personal email accounts to the computer system in your car, hackers can disrupt your life and steal valuable information from just about any device with an Internet connection. With more devices connected to the Internet than ever before, the only logical place to keep your passwords and information safe is in your brain, right?
There are many questions and answers inside this theory, but for now, let’s focus on this one: Can you rely on your memory to store all of your passwords? In sum, your passwords depend on your fallible human memory, and with the increasing complexity and quantity of passwords, it’s almost impossible for us to remember all of your passwords.
Remembering passwords is never easy, especially with so many different sites requiring some kind of registration. Password Memory is a very powerful password manager that offers maximum protection and makes life a lot easier than having to remember passwords for each separate site.
For regular users remembering passwords will not be much of a problem as they will be able to change without much discomfiture. But for rare users, it may cause a concern when they open their PC. As a regular user of many email ids, I generally prefer to have ‘Good’ at the start of the password and change it as per the time and the situation. That helped me to remember my 10 plus passwords without much difficulty.
Many users must authenticate to multiple systems and applications, often using different passwords, on a daily basis. At the same time, the recommendations of security experts are driving increases in the required character length and complexity of passwords. The thinking is that longer passwords will result in greater “entropy,” or randomness, making them more difficult to guess. The greater complexity requires the inclusion of upper- and lower-case letters, numerals, and special characters. How users interact and cope with passwords of different length and complexity is a topic of significant interest to both the computer science and cognitive science research communities.
Password Memory 2009 encrypts and manages your passwords and helps you to log in to websites much more easily and quickly than having to enter them every time you visit them. Firefox already offers this option although Password Memory 2009 is surely a much safer way of storing particularly sensitive passwords. In fact, Password Memory 2009 uses several different algorithms to guarantee a very high level of security. You can very well choose an option of having a password manager or put forth your memory as the best friend in memorising the multiple passwords.
(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)