Password Manager and Sites
Using strong passwords, backed by a password manager and 2FA is the most sane and secure way of handling accounts.
- Not repeating any passwords leads to less exposure if your password on a specific site is leaked.
- Your passwords are stronger because you, yourself didn’t create them.
- 2FA, keeps your account secure EVEN if your password would be leaked.
This is nothing new, we all know this and there are a ton of password managers that can aid you in this.
Adding new accounts to your password manager is easy, since you’ll use your manager to generate a new password. I’m sure almost everyone who have moved to a password manager have:
- Realized they have a lot of accounts.
- Not finding all their accounts.
The latter is what I’m more interested in and I’ll explain my method of migrating my passwords into my password manager.
My initial approach was: As I visit sites and services, update passwords and add them to the password manager.
This has been working out quite nice but it doesn’t handle the long-tail of accounts, the accounts that you infrequently visit or have forgotten that you even had in the first place.
To find these accounts I suggest that you start to search through your email history, to look for emails that contain certain keywords such as:
Using this approach allowed me to find accounts that I had completely forgotten that I had and I could add them to my password manager.
I hope that this post have convinced you to use a password manager and helped you to find accounts you had forgotten about.