Password managers are vital tools that can help you stay safe online and be more digitally secure by simplifying the process of using strong passwords. And they're easier to use than you may think. Even so, 4 out of 5 American adults don't use a password manager, according to a study from Security.org.
One of the most significant risks in using a password manager is forgetting your master password. When you use a password manager, you only have to enter that one master password for your password manager account, no matter whether you are logging in to your social media account, banking account, or anything else.
The biggest disadvantage of a password manager is that because access to all of your passwords is protected by a single strong password, there is the potential risk that an attacker could gain access to all of your passwords with one hack of your password manager.
Users of built-in password managers often adopted them for reasons of convenience or due to seeing prompts. Accordingly, they often did not use them in effective or secure ways because they (perhaps incorrectly) believed themselves to be at low risk or because they did not have sufficient knowledge.