Best password managers

What is the best way to secure your data, your logins ?

This question is crucial in today’s online world, where our most important info is secured using logins, logins we need for hundreds if not more websites, apps, chats, social media, etc.

Most websites dealing with this question will give you a list of most popular password manager and tell some pro and cons, and that’s it.

First of all a password manager is the no1 target for hackers, as they don’t have to guess, hack dozens of websites, just 1 is enough ! So you as a user should be very very sure, and be confident that when you are trusting a password manager with all your logins that can harm you financial, social and personal standings, that its the most secure way, and that you have gotten more then just some commercial top 10 list to choose from.

First of all, we belief in opensource, free, well maintained software whenever possible !!

So first let’s look at the dangers of password managers and some examples of what could or has happened.

2023 – Norton LifeLock – 6000 accounts breached, in this case the fault was not really with Norton LifeLock, as the accounts were breached using usernames and passwords they had acquired elsewhere.

2022 – LastPass – Security incident the company discovered that the hacker was able to copy sensitive information, which contained account information and related metadata, including company names, end-user names, billing addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers, and IP addresses. The hacker was also able to obtain information on customers’ vault data, containing both unencrypted data (such as websites) and encrypted data (usernames, passwords, secure notes, and form-filled data). The user encrypted data remained safe as LastPass does not have the decryption keys.

2021 – Passwordstate – In April its software server machines were compromised sending malicious code to users, updating its ddl with that acting a trojan functionality basically stealing all the users info using its malware
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2020 – Dashlane, LastPass, Keeper, 1Password, and RoboForm : Researchers Michael Carr and Siamak F. Shahandashti from the University of York discovered different flaws and security problems with these software which posed a risk for its users.

And like this we can continue with the list of breaches.
Does this means don’t use a password manager ? No, you should use some sort of password manager, because else you will have to use logins that are easy to remember, and use same credentials for different website making your online security worse not better.

1st choice: What we recommend is the opensource KeePass (windows) or KeePassXC for macOS and KeepassDX for android, there several variants for Linux and iOS as well. In this you can save your credentials, info, websites, debit card etc in a safe encrypted database that is under your and only your control instead of somewhere on a cloud server.

Now you might want a pass manager that is accessible by your different devices and synchronizes to make your life better, but even in those cases we say, use Keepass and use some third party cloud drive to backup or access its kdbx encrypted database across devices. This way an added advantage is that your passwords are not via some commercial well knows password manager server that is a prime target for hackers.

As 2nd choice: LessPass like apps program, where you have to enter and remember 1 password, which is used along with website url or name and certain other variables to generate other passwords, in this way you never have to safe any password in any database on any cloud, just remember 1 password, using the app you can know all your other passwords. It has support for iOS, android, and for desktop on Chrome and Firefox browsers.

3rd choice: For the ones who prefer convenience and ease, with multi device / system support, cloud sync, yet secure, we say KeySpace, it is a fairly new app, on mobile it supports only android, for desktop it has support for major browsers like Firefox, Chrome, Brave, Tor and Vivaldi, it can safe from logins, credit card to notes. It uses 12 word mnemonic seed phrase as basis for its strong encryption to secure and keep your data private.

4th choice: Passy is opensource, p2p direct synchronize without a server, windows, Linux, android compatible, also chrome and edge extensions available. All your information is encrypted in AES and stored offline on your devices, providing highest-tier security.

5th choice: Passky is opensource, supports windows, macOS, and Linux, as well as the top 7 major browsers. Cloud synchronization, can self host your own server or use Passky EU OR US based servers.

6th choice:

  • AnnotherPass is also opensource,
  • LibrePass it is opensource, for now android only, synchronize and remote data storage possible using / setting up own server.

7th choice: PINCredible is not really a password manager, but rather a handy app, where you can hide pin-codes for cards or other important pin-codes using patterns and puzzles.

I hope all this information helped you all to discover new things, brighten your horizon beyond what you usually find on the web, with the standard commercial apps and reviews which is mostly the same thing and in our opinion certainly not the most or best options to chose from.

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