Passwords Managers for better Control And Defence

In the previous article The Benefits Of Password Managers four were recommended by us for value for users and overall security. Password security and prevention of compromising yourself is important. Managers allow the reduction if the issue being created by you as they remove the possibility of you making a mistake. Here we will go into more depth on our recommended managers and highlight key differences between the others.

Azure Key Vault

Being very cheap to run overall is one of the most notable features of Azure Key Vault. However with the requirement of you the user adding this onto your azure system. Due to the PowerShell requirement for it to be added as a password security feature. If you have Multi factor authentication on your system it can be co-opted by Azure. Personal use of this is a little tricky and is hard for an individual to justify.

Bitwarden

Bitwarden is the cheapest conventional password manager being a cheaper subscription per month. Alongside including a excellent free version for you to trial. Included with this is the mobile version which is easy to use and manage. Bitwarden is also known as being open source which means users can addon to the software if they choose. It has also been publicly tested and flaws are found and highlighted easier through this method no glaring issues have been found yet.

1Password

1Password allows multiple vaults this is its core unique feature, allowing you to split up key information and passwords into groups and restrict your own access. This also allows access to information to be restricted into a vault location with rules applied to users. Known for having a cleaner simple user interface compared to that of LastPass.

LastPass

LastPass has strong MFA implementation as they were attacked by individuals trying to steal user data it was later revealed that the attackers came away with unusable data. Data that was sought was all kept user side meaning that the users the individual that can compromise themselves. This is due to the zero knowledge model LastPass adopted. Essentially no user has their master password or data sent outside of their system they are using.

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Alex Cunningham
Alex Cunningham
Alex is an information governance graduate, his main role is to support clients on how to help mitigate information security risk. Having recently graduated with a degree in Cyber Security with a focus around user based security issues and risks. Alex enjoys playing video games, watching movies and going outside visiting new places with his dog Ruby.
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