How To Password?

What's The Big Deal?

Passwords are important if you didn't know already. Everyone has at least a single password unless you've never used a web service in your life. Now I really don't give a shit if you decide to use "random28" or something like that as a password. But if you didn't know already, passwords get cracked easily and very quickly using something called a computer. These bad boys can crack an 8 character password within minutes.

Okay so? I'm not gonna switch my passwords because I'm too lazy

Okay so why the fuck are you reading this retard

Oh no that's scarrrrrrry, oh fuck oh fuck what now?

Don't worry, there's plenty of ways to fix your simple passwords. Now here I'll give you some tips down below on what you should and not do. Because there's lots of different types of authentication these days. So I'll be going over stuff like Password Managers, Biometric Passwords and just plain how to make a good password

What you should avoid doing

Now okay, I know that something like likliklik is easy to remember and to type because they are close together on the keyboard. But don't use these as they are probably in some Russian hacking database already just because the sheer amount of people using it for the sake of convinience.

Passwords like: michael1, catch22 or any password with a word then some numbers at the end are obviously not safe. They are too short and stuff. It doesn't matter if your password is a random bunch of characters or not. What matters is the length and different random characters.

What you should be doing

Coming up with a password isn't easy, maybe thats because I'm dyslexic but still. You need a password something like: Enw4QJk^E@sH6BB!zFRY or something along those lines. Have a password over at least 16 characters long.

You can easily generate a password by typing "Password Strong [number]" into DuckDuckGo. And there are plenty of Password makers out there.

Awww Shit, I can't remember that? How am I supposed to remember?

Short answer: You don't

You need a password manager to keep track of all the passwords you have. The good thing about password managers are that you can keep track of the amount of passwords you have and the amount of accounts you got.

Password Managers

Passwords Managers you should Avoid

Browser Password Managers

So did your web browser just save your password for you? If Google saved your password, that means they know your account password!!!1!!

Now I don't really know for sure if Google knows your Passwords and they don't say. But what's sketchy is that instead of keeping your passwords locally, they will upload your passwords onto their servers. So that's a red-flag to start with.

FYI, this goes for annnnny browser saving your passwords. That includes any Chrome-based or Firefox-based browsers. I don't care, anything with Sync means you are uploading your personal passwords somewhere.

Password Manager Services

Now you might think okay, since the Browser option sends my password to Google or Mozilla. I should instead go for a Password Manager application. Half right, but first of all. I'll show you the stuff you should avoid.

Dashlane

Dashlane says that your master password isn't sent through the internet while saying your master password isn't saved on your device. Now that's fishy because if it's not saved in your device then where the hell is it stored? Their servers?. Also Dashlane is closed-source meaning no one can see their code meaning you really don't know what the fuck they're doin. I think your passwords are stored locally or else the service wouldn't work online. But it's constantly synced with their servers.

LastPass

lmao, don't really need to say much.

Keeper

They leaked their users passwords to The Telegraph.

What you need to know before using any password service

Any password manager that is not open source, not encrypted, demands an internet connection and isn't saved locally means it's probably being sent to their datacenters and you'd get assfucked when they suffer a data breach. We are all humans after all, and humans make mistakes. Since we make mistakes and Computers listen to all the shit we say, they'll fuck up too. So don't trust these services.

Biometrics

Retard, all you're doing is uploading your fingerprint/face data online. That's pretty dumb.

The ways to save your passwords.

So what can I do now, nothing's safe?

No? You have two options. There's a safe option and the safest option.

The safe option

There's a password manager called KeePass, and there are plenty of different versions. The most important thing is that it doesn't need an internet connection, it's encrypted and works in Android, Windows, MacOS and Linux. (Sorry iPhone fanboys)

It's hundred percent safe because it doesn't sync with anything and it does what it's supposed to do. Save your login creditentials.

It even gives you space to add a description where you can put anything from a recovery key to some login questions.

All of your passwords are saved in a .kdbx file format which is unique to KeePass itself. The only flaw I see is that if you forget your master password, theres no option to change it. But then again, the function of changing passowords is a security flaw in itself. So make sure to keep your master password simple and something you can really remember. Unless a hacker has physical access to that file, they can't get your passwords.

The safest option

Pen and paper. Not much said.

The only people that can hack you that way is by having physical access to that piece of paper. I like using it because it's the best option? It's even cross platform.

Conclusion

Use KeePass with a simple master password and keep your twenty characters of random gibberish in KeePass. Or write down those complicated passwords in a piece of Paper.


External Links

DuckDuckGo's Password Maker
Check if your Email's on a Hacker Database
Check if your Password's on a Database