Protecting passwords is a very easy task, when you read this tutorial. You may have too many online accounts. Each account has a password. You may forget your password. Because of this reason, you may keep single password for many accounts. It is not at all good practice to keep single password for many accounts.
Some times, you may have to select complex password which are tough to remember. I am going to show you very simple methods to protect your passwords. Actually I am showing you the method which I am following to secure my passwords.
In first method, I am showing you Protecting passwords by using android mobile. If you don’t use Android mobile, you can skip this method and follow second method.
There are many password manager apps available in Google play store for Android mobile. You don’t need them actually. Just use Color Note Notepad app. Because you must need a Note app for noting to do list or shopping list. When Note app works like password manager, why should we use separate app for managing passwords. It is a free app. This app serves too many features. Some features of Color note app are,
- Creating to do list
- Password management
- Backup and synchronous to online account.
- It includes calendar to set reminders.
I have noted passwords, notes and too much important information in this app. Once I have purchased new android mobile. And I need to transfer every thing from this app. Writing every thing takes too much time. At this time it’s synchronous feature helped me to get my notes within seconds. I have downloaded this app in new mobile. Went to the synchronous option. Entered Gmail. Within seconds my completed notes are back in new mobile. I think it is the best and simple methods to protect passwords. because it store in online account.
How to protect passwords using ColorNote app
Install ColorNote Notepad Notes app from Google Play store.
Click on ColorNote icon to open app. You will see below screen shot.
- Touch on “Options” symbol( three dots) in top right corner.
- Touch on “Settings”. You will see available settings. First option is “Online Sync”. Touch it and select your Gmail account. Scroll down Till “Security” option shows that in below screenshot.
Select”Master password”. Enter any password and confirm password.
Under “Backup” options, Check “Auto Backup” to take automatic backup of note to SD card. Select “Backup” to take manual backup to same SD card location.
Now you have set master password, backup and synchronous for your notes. If you write any thing, ColorNote will save them in to local SD card as well as online account.
Touch back button to come back to the main screen.
- Click + symbol in top right corner shows that in above screenshot.
- Select “Text” or “Checklist”. It is best to select “Text” for writing passwords and user ids. You will see a screen shows that in below screenshot.
- Write the title in top rectangular white space.
- Enter your id and passwords.
- Touch on settings symbol in top right corner. It will show available options.
- Select “Lock”. It will ask for “Master password”. Enter Master password which was created earlier. That’s it, you have protected passwords.
Protecting passwords in PC is also very easy task. You can follow various methods.
a.Use MS word
You can note down every password in a word document and lock the word document with a password. You can also synchronous the document with Google drive to store password in online account.
- How to Password protect word document
- Step by step guide to back up computer to Google drive
- Ultimate Guide to password protect file/folder in pc/usb
b.Create zip file
Write the password and user ids in a word document or notepad. Create zip file by using a free zip software like 7-zip or paid zip software like Winrar. While creating archive you can easily protect this file with a password. And you can place this zip file in Google drive folder to synchronous with online account.
Method 3. Use Password Manager software
I think using password manager is the wise decision. There are lot’s of free and paid password manager software s available. Every free software gives limited features. With free softwares, you can store your passwords only on computer. You can not store them on cloud and you can not synchronous. You must need better security for passwords. So it is must to use premium password manager.
I use Sticky Password. Because it comes in a lifetime license. Just buy once and get piece for life. You will get lifetime updates and life time support. Its interface is too good. It uses 256-bit encryption while uploading your passwords to cloud. You can manage passwords from any device. It has extension for all most all browsers. It integrates with every browser. Its auto fill feature is too good. You need not to remember any password. It will do everything for you. It even creates complex passwords for you. It has too many feature. Its life time price is $149.99. But we have special discount for WhatVwant readers. You will get 70% discount on life time price through this discounted link.
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Final Word :
If you use only android phone, you can follow first method. But using premium password manager is a wise decision. Do you know any other methods, do share in comment section. I hope you like my tutorial about Protecting passwords. If you like it, do me favor by sharing it with your friends.