How to Store Passwords

 

There are three categories of people: some remember passwords or write to notepad, others trust the browser, and others use password managers. Interestingly, despite the explosive evolution of software over the past few years, many people can still be found in the first category.

How to store passwords in notepad

With a notebook, I think everything is clear – I wrote it down, put it on the table, hackers won’t get there! It is a completely different matter with a notepad program and saving it to a text file on a phone or computer. Text files with passwords are the tidbit for hackers, viruses primarily scan the file system for files with the name “passwords.txt” or something like that.

But, in principle, you can contrive and still keep something confidential in a regular notebook. In this case, simply archive the “.txt” file into the archive with a complex password (from 10 characters, capital and small letters, numbers, one dash or dot), archive with a password is a pretty big obstacle for attackers.

The second method is to encrypt data “in a personal way”. For example, you come up with the fact that the first and last character in all passwords is reversed.

Thus, the person who has access to the file will not be able to use it if he does not recognize your “secret”. By combining these two tricks, the security of password storage is quite high, but there are a lot of difficulties and inconveniences.

 

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