How Password Managers Save Usernames and Passwords
Cryptographic hash. AES-256 Encryption. Secure SSL transmission. Sounds technical, but what does it mean for you, when what you really need is a useful way to save all your usernames and passwords?
Password managers save usernames and passwords easily
If you can always remember the dozens of usernames and passwords that you need on a regular basis to access your banking, shopping, library, video streaming, social networking and other accounts – then you must have superhuman password skills! (Test your skills with our quiz!) For the rest of us, we need some way or another to make them easy to remember. Weak password practices are not the answer, and Google has shown us that account recovery questions are bad too – all reasons why a password manager can be your best ally. Especially because all you have to remember is your secure Master Password! But is a password manager really the best way to keep your accounts organized? Many people are skeptical of their safety. After all, you are putting your trust in a third-party provider. Here’s how SpeedyPassword keeps your online security locked down tight:
Password managers save usernames and passwords safely
With SpeedyPassword’s innovative security features, you can rest assured your Master Password remains a secret. When you enter your Master Password, SpeedyPassword scrambles it two times. This process is called cryptographic hashing. The first scramble stays on your computer, and the second scramble is securely transmitted to us. These scrambles talk to each other and verify your login, but it means that no one will ever see your actual password.
Before we get more complex, here’s an analogy from our lead developer: Imagine you created your own language. You can speak to us, and we can repeat back what you said, but we have no idea what you meant. This is encryption.
Now, let’s put earmuffs on everyone else in the world, so they can’t hear you speak. This is SSL. Even if someone, somehow, compromised our database and took off their earmuffs, they wouldn’t be able to understand what you had said to us. Your passwords and login information are encrypted on your side, using AES-256 – the very same standard the military, police, banks, and government use. The transmission of your data is also encrypted using SSL.
Our encryption process ensures that your accounts and passwords stay safe.
Congratulations! You now know more about password security than most users in the world. (And why we think SpeedyPassword is the best way to save usernames and passwords – for us regular folk, anyways!)
August 6, 2015 / By: Leah