This is a very interesting read. I do not believe these noted issues should warrant the abandonment of password management tools. As the author states, much of the security concern lies in whether or not you consider your workstation secure and trusted. Password managers in combination with multi-factor authentication mechanisms is a sound and strong approach to credentials management.
This is a great article from the team at SANS with strong content around the value of using a password manager to organize your credentials. Also, this is a fresh new interface on the SANS site. Take a moment to look around and enjoy the great IT security content.
I am a big fan of Securing the Human and the Ouch! Newsletters the team at SANS produces. This month’s topic is Password Managers and is quite timely given many of the challenges surrounding compromised credentials online. Take a look!
This article presents yet another good reason why you should use separate credentials for each website and manage those credentials via a robust password manager.
This is sound, simple, straight-forward advice for both the average home user and the corporate user alike.
This is a very good, common sense explanation of the “zero-day” vulnerability that has been discussed in the press for the popular password manager LastPass. I agree that caution is warranted, but I do not believe it is time to wholesale abandon the product or the use of password managers in general. Watch for the patch and apply as soon as possible.
Great tips from Sophos on proper password management – Tis the season for setting up all those new electronic gadgets and warranty accounts!