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Password Managers Overview

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A overview of the types of password managers available on the market

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Password Managers Overview

  1. 1. Password Managers 101 Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Random
  2. 2. What is a Password Manager? • Used for storing and generating passwords • Some generate from random and some calculate on demand • Some store other kinds of sensitive data
  3. 3. Why Use a Password Manager? • Creating and remembering secure passwords can be hard • Help prevent password reuse • What we know about creating secure passwords is now wrong
  4. 4. Managed Service Password Managers • Available anywhere with an internet connection • Don’t have to personally manage database maintenance, performance, security, etc. • Special features
  5. 5. • $24 per year ($2 a month) • Very good cross platform • Emergency contact, 2FA features, LastPass Sentry (alert of breaches)
  6. 6. • $36 per year ($3 a month) • $65 for single local license • TOTP (time-based one-time password) generator, Watchtower (alert of breaches)
  7. 7. Other Managed Service Password Managers • Dashlane • Passpack
  8. 8. Local Password Managers • Databases are locally stored • Can use multiple databases to separate tasks • Free, OSS, or minimal one time fee
  9. 9. • Free and $10 app • Very good cross platform • Portable and TOTP generator
  10. 10. • Open Source • Ported to many platforms • Plugin system
  11. 11. Other Local Password Managers • Keychain • Password Safe • Pass
  12. 12. Hardware Password Managers • Actual physical devices • Can be used as HID devices • Fairly new on the market
  13. 13. • $79.00 + Shipping ($4 for extra cards) • Nice aluminum construction and on-board display • Works on Android and iPhone
  14. 14. • €115 Shipped (~$135) • Store your Bitcoin wallet account • In public beta
  15. 15. Other Hardware • Pastilda • The FinalKey

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