Password management

What problem are we solving for?

  • email breach
  • online accounts or identity compromised
  • removing the headache of memorizing hundreds of passwords for all services

Best practices for password managements are:

  • never repeat/reuse your password
  • you should memorize only a handful of master passwords (3-5), and let a good password manager randomly create and change your other passwords
  • it’s okay if you don’t know any of your passwords for all of your websites/accounts; you shouldn’t worry about it.
  • length of the password is more important than weird characters; good passwords are 20+ characters long; good trick is to use a phrase or a short sentence, which is easy for you to remember, but hard to crack by brute force, i.e. “SkyIsBlueToday$468” or “Got2BirdsWith1Stone

Recommended Password-Management software:

  • LastPass.com – if you are okay with it being hosted in the cloud
  • KeePass.info – if you want to self-host and sync your password vault