Password security

Amador Palacios
2 min readJan 24, 2023

We are all aware of the enormous hassle involved in navigating the multiple websites on the Internet and using passwords to access many of them.

Passwords are like security keys that we use to access these websites, but it is true that when using dozens of websites, the handling of different passwords for each one makes their use cumbersome, and that is why there are in the market different possibilities of platforms that for a small price assure us that they manage those passwords within their system and promise to make our lives easier.

And it is true that many people use them (millions of people) due to that ease of use, but as we all know on the Internet there is almost nothing “safe”, and hackers can sneak in everywhere.

Also in password managers. From time to time news of hacker incursions appear in password management portals, and recently it has happened with one of the most famous: LastPass.

A few days after the event happened, the PastPass company had to declare it and suggest to its customers that for their security it would be better for them to change their website passwords. In other words, they have not been able to provide their clients with the security that they were offered. Things os Life.

Then come a series of technical explanations to try to reassure those customers, but the reality is what it is. That their passwords are at risk, and that just in case, better if they change them as soon as possible.

I’m sorry for what happened to these people at PastPass and their customers, but as I was saying before, no one on the Internet can be certain of anything. And we have to be aware of it.

When placing something in a cloud or on a computer, we must be aware of that risk. It will be more or less small, but it is possible.

When our passwords are not stolen, it is if we write them on a piece of paper and keep them in a drawer in our house. But it is true that its management is quite cumbersome.

Each one chooses the option that he likes the most.

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Amador Palacios

I am an electronic engineer with more than 40 years working in industry. I like to reflect on Technological and Social issues