Apps: Bitwarden (Password Manager)

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I am not a technology expert, so I cannot go into the exact details about the safety and security of Bitwarden. Luckily, if you are really into understanding the ins and outs of technology, this article goes into why Bitwarden is a great choice for a password manager.

I have heard of password managers for a while now, but I was never really sure what they did or why they were necessary. However, after seeing all of the recent hacks and data breaches, I thought that it was time to investigate what exactly password managers do. Basically, password managers store secure passwords (passwords that a human could never memorize), and keep them on file in case you ever need to access them. In order to access your individual website passwords, you need to create a master-password, which is the only thing that you can enter to unlock the password manager.

Apparently, the best password managers are the ones that do not allow you to change your master password (which means that if you lose it you are screwed, but this is why you should keep your master password written down in a safe place). Some password managers allow you to change your master password, but this means that the company has access to it, which means that the data could be exposed in the worst case. It is a bit hard to explain, but basically the best password managers are the ones that do not have any access to them on their own servers without your master password. This is the type of functionality that Bitwarden offers, and it is a big reason why I choose to use it.

I do not know if password managers are completely required yet, but I think they will be necessary at sometime in the near future to compete with hackers. Bitwarden has made my passwords and data feel a lot more secure, and a big plus is that it is free. Free may sound risky and unsecure, but the reason it is free is that it uses open-sourced software and is not run by a company. Open-sourced software is another technical terminology that I am not qualified to advise on; therefore, if you are really interested in using Bitwarden or password managers I would recommend you do your own research before officially deciding. Although I chose to use Bitwardenas my password manager, for such sensitive data, I think it would be good to get completely comfortable yourself rather than solely listening to my suggestion.

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