Password Managers: Yes or NO?

But you don’t need to ask why.

By Greg Lafollette

Password managers have been in the news as of late. Unfortunately, the news has not been good. Multiple security breaches may (or may not) have exposed millions of user IDs and passwords. While many of my technology consultant-type friends are proponents of password manager apps, the idea of having a single point of (IMO catastrophic) failure terrifies me. So I resist. Which leads me to a conundrum. I usually try to expose practitioners to genres of apps and web tools they might not otherwise see. With that in mind I’ll point out that the leading password managers are actually very good. If you can get over the single point of failure issue.