April 28, 2021

Getting into password managers for the first time, what to look for / recommendations based on my needs?

I’ve been avoiding password managers for the most part, just because I didn’t fundamentally like the idea that, say if someone got into my google account and I was using google’s password manager: They would have access to all of my passwords and information. I also didn’t really like the idea of machine-generated passwords that are impossible to remember (in the case that I lose access to the password manager).

That being said, I’ve had quite a few compromises/breaches lately and am more seriously looking into it now The popular options seem to be

* Bitwarden (best free service)
* 1password (best layout)
* Lastpass (complaints about marketing and plans recently)
* Keeper (Less-discussed on reddit)
* (Gonna throw in Nordpass just because I might be considering a VPN, and they have a bundle pack with nordVPN+Nordpass).


* Cheap or free service
* A good fundamental security system around the master-password where I don’t need to worry about it being breached.
* Auto-fill for passwords

**Would be a nice feature:**

* Extra layers of security for even more sensitive information that I don’t use often (like password for taxes), such as no auto-fills, a 3rd layer of password, mandatory 2FA, idk.
* “have your passwords been breached?”
* some kind of storage or picture vault

**Bonus questions:**

1. Regarding 2FA. I’ve been using it obviously, but something has always bothered me fundamentally: If my phone breaks, would I lose access to anything with 2FA setup???
2. If I use any of the passwordmanager extensions, like with 1pass or



Bitwarden, should meet all your needs

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