USB Password Manager

by Safe Password Management on May 15, 2012

The basic concept behind a USB password manager is to store all of your user-names, passwords and links/sites right on a portable USB drive that you carry with you every where you go. Over time, you are requiring more and more passwords to get through daily life. As you know, it is increasingly difficult to remember all the passwords. This is why there are a variety of password managers available to you. Some are off-the-shelf products you can purchase. Others are simply creative solutions to this problem that don’t cost you anything.

One example of a USB password manager is called the Biometric Password Manager which provides users a convenient and secure way to manage and access multiple security phrases and codes. This product reads and identifies users by automatically accessing password protected applications and Web sites. It is a biometric USB password manager because it requires your fingerprint in order for it to work.

Another example of a USB password manager is called MyLOK. It combines the best aspects of a portable password management tool (a USB drive) and sophisticated password management software to give users a convenient, secure, and portable personal USB password manager. One personal identification number (PIN) replaces all those login IDs and passwords you struggle to remember – or worse, write down where they can easily be pilfered and used to access your accounts. With MyLOK, you must have the device and the PIN to access information – you get a convenient way to manage your passwords and free yourself from worrying about identity theft. Some password management software stores your information in the “cloud,” which has proven to be insecure.

Along the same lines, one reader has been using RoboForm2Go for years to manage their passwords and they love it. All files are protected by AES encryption and encrypted with a “master password” of his choosing. This allows him to use completely different and random passwords for my various accounts, and as long as I remember my single “master password” the software autofills the login credential for me. The reader highly recommends RoboForm made by Siber Systems to anyone looking for a secure password manager, they are the largest and most secure on the market (they were also the first on the market) and are still the only password manager to offer live phone support.

Basically, these two product represent the types of USB password manager’s you’ll find in the marketplace today. Those USB devices that work only after a fingerprint swipe and those that require a unique/secure PIN (like your ATM). Otherwise, your passwords would be significantly at risk if you lost your usb password manager.

You can expect to pay about $30 to $80 for a USB password manager.

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Megan May 16, 2012 at 11:35 am

I use RoboForm2Go to manage all of my passwords on my USB. It is very handy when I am traveling and want to access my passwords on any computer.

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Phil Blake May 16, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Protecting your login credentials with a PIN is actually incredibly insecure, a four digit pin number would take even a novice hacker almost no time to crack and access all of your sensitive data.

I have been using RoboForm2Go for years to manage my passwords and love it, all files are protected by AES encryption and encrypted with a “master password” of my choosing. This allows me to use completely different and random passwords for my various accounts, and as long as I remember my single “master password” the software autofills the login credential for me. I highly recommend RoboForm made by Siber Systems to anyone looking for a secure password manager, they are the largest and most secure on the market (they were also the first on the market) and are still the only password manager to offer live phone support.

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