How do password managers handle random security questions? I’ve never seen this mentioned in any of the articles that I have read. Am I still going to have to maintain a readily available list of security question answers?
Not surprisingly, password managers are all about passwords. More specifically, they’re about automatically saving and entering your username and password when you need to log in. When it comes to security questions, often also referred to as “secret questions” — well, that’s just not their job.
Recently I tried to use RoboForm for an account at a large financial institution, but I couldn’t get it to work. In response to my inquiry, this institution said they do not permit log in using credentials that are stored on software because the security of the password could become jeopardized if my computer were hacked, invaded, etc. Is this true? Am I safer not to use tools like RoboForm?
Some believe using password managers represents a single point of failure. Very technically, they are correct: if someone gains access to your password manager, they have access to everything in it.
Not-so-technically, I strongly believe they are seriously misguided.
Using a password manager is significantly safer than the alternatives.