In our daily lives using IT systems there is an undeniable pattern that is routinely repeated: access to a huge number of password-protected services. In this regard, though deploying and enforcing strong password policies is a mean to increase security against online breaches and data leaks, it also imposes a significant usability burden for users. To alleviate this problem, Password Managers (PMs) are pointed out as user-friendly tools that automate the processes of password generation and login. But how secure and usable are Password Managers?
At PerLab, we have conducted a research study to analyze the four most popular PMs with free version from both security and usability perspectives. Results has been published in the following articles: