We are all well aware how difficult it is to define and remember all the passwords for the websites we register at. And generally, we end up using the same username and password as that is the best way to remember what it is.
And the username is usually the first name or the email address, both of which is easily available to anyone on the net as also the password may be a combination of what you can remember. Such as your favorite movie or pet or your birth date or marriage anniversary.
All of these are too easy a bait for hackers to crack and no wonder it happens quite to often that a celebrity or some important person has their accounts hacked.
Here comes the Password Manager. A software program that encrypts and stores all your username and password in a secure database and locks it using a common master password.
This means, you can define a unique and complex combination of username and passwords for each website and never have to worry about remember this combination or if hackers can crack them.
Many of these password managers provide tools to generate the unique passwords as also provide a password strength meter to analyze your manually defined passwords.
And you have to remember just one strong master password to access the Password Manager and access all your accounts. Most password managers also insert the credentials into the login page of a website thus keeping off key-loggers from capturing what you type.
Though this may sound so cool and fantastic, most people do not use password managers. The reason for this being that they are either too lazy to try something additional or that they are concerned that someone might steal their master password and thus have access to all their accounts.
It becomes imperative on you as the user of a password manager to ensure that your master password is safe and no one can guess it.
A new password manager, managemypass.com has come out with a novel solution to get around this problem. What this program does is; it locks your account and all the data secured by the password manager, using a unique key generated from the electronic identity of your USB Drive that you have to insert into the computer's USB port.
This means, you do not even have to define a master password as the USB Drive becomes you physical master key. If you are worried about loosing this device, you can backup your data in an open format and then import it to a new account using a new USB Drive.