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Have you ever made a mess with the passwords? The browser saves it for you

The experts are clear: it is necessary to use a specific password for each service, and repeat the same for all is the prelude of a disgrace if one of the accou

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Have you ever made a mess with the passwords? The browser saves it for you

The experts are clear: it is necessary to use a specific password for each service, and repeat the same for all is the prelude of a disgrace if one of the accounts has been compromised in an attack. Passwords must be complex (combining, to be able to, characters, numbers and symbols that have no relation with any data our), and, in short, that is frankly difficult to not only decipher them, but also to remember them. So how can we manage a so complex and sensitive?

The best option, without a doubt, is to use a password manager, a service that stores for us in encrypted form, each password, and even suggests some very sophisticated every time we access a new service. The advantage of this type of services is that the user is despreocupa full of store and memorize the passwords as an app does it for us in the safest manner possible. But in general, these programs involve a monthly subscription that not everyone is willing to take and there is an alternative, less secure, yes, free: use browsers for this task.

Very comfortable but... are you sure?

the main browsers on The market offer the possibility to store the passwords on their servers and do so in a way transparent to the user: once you have logged in to the account of the browser (Google in the case of Chrome, iCloud in Safari, account Microsoft on Edge, and the owners of Firefox and Opera), the software will ask if you want to remember that password for us. If we do agree to do this, the system will store the credentials on their servers, so that if we connect from another device (for example, mobile telephone), remember the keys to access the different services. Needless to say, it is necessary to use the Gorabet same browser on all devices to which the data is synchronized.

Some browsers will even suggest secure passwords (you know, long and complex) in the sites that we access for the first time, so then stores them in its database. To recover these passwords, simply visit again the site for the system we suggest the access and fill in the fields for us; another way to access the passwords is through the preferences in your browser , although this process is more tedious. As you can see, it is a system extremely convenient but... is it safe?

The experts strongly recommend, as we have noted, to employ external managers for the care and maintenance of passwords, and the browser gives a strange circumstance: they can be more safe as we facilitate the employment of complex combinations of characters and the use of a password for the service, but have a great drawback, especially to the most neglected. The problem is that the passwords remain accessible while the user is away from the computer, any other person who uses that computer can enter in the different sites if we are not careful.

Precisely Google was involved in a dispute to change the operation of your Chrome browser precisely to avoid these blind spots and not communicating the change properly. In this way, use the password management from the browser will always be better than using traditional methods (a single password for everything, personal references, etc), but we'll have to be sure that we are the only users of that computer, or close the browser session when you leave.

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