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How to recover your passwords? 4 simple and effective methods!

You have forgot password and you don't know how to get it back? Discover our tips for password retrieval.

Most of the time, to avoid losing your passwordswe save them in the browser.

Today's browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Edge...) allow you tosave your passwords automatically. It's handy, because you won't have to remember the passwords to each of your accounts, but is it really secure?

In fact, this feature is the easy solution, especially if you have several accounts on the same site. The browser will then take care of storing the different information for each of your accounts.

But browsers don't benefit from much protection and are therefore easy targets for hackers who own a goldmine: your private data.

Advantages : 

  • Your passwords are stored and saved by the browser
  • No more need to remember your passwords
  • Handy for managing multiple accounts on a single website

Disadvantages :

  • You need to install the browser on your computer
  • You will need to give registration authorization for each of your passwords
  • A prime target for hackers

Did you know ? Some browsers include a password manager. This is the case of Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Windows.

Method 2: Use a password manager

A password manager is a handy tool that can help you manage all your passwords so you can retrieve them easily. Password managers encrypt your private data so you can be sure that no one will have access to your information, not even the publishers.

The main advantage of the password manager is that it is designed to store and manage a large number of passwords. It's also more secure than saving in a browser, and works like a safe.

If you have registered your password manager and want to know how to retrieve them?Find out more in our blog article.

The data stored in your password manager is protected by a master password (or Master Password). If you choose this method of storing your passwords, you should be aware that it is also possible tosave your Master Password directly in your Legapass safe (or "master password" in French). This will enable your heirs (or yourself) to easily retrieve all your other passwords. 

Among the best-known password managers are : Dashlane, NordPass or even LastPass.

Despite LastPass' efforts to strengthen security, hackers managed to find a loophole and break into the system, which is why we recommend using an offline storage system such as Legapass

Discover how to secure your passwords in an offline safe.

Advantages :

  • Stores a large number of passwords
  • Safer than saving them on a browser
  • Easy to manage and retrieve passwords

Disadvantages :

  • Subscription fees for certain services
  • Difficult to configure

Method 3: Use Touch ID or Face ID

If you own an Apple device such as an iPhone or iPad, you can use Touch ID or Face ID to log in to websites and applications.

Once configured, this feature allows you to log in without having to enter a password. Simply touch or look at the screen to access your account.

What's more, if you have a Google account, you can also link it to your device. This means you don't need to enter a password to connect to certain applications or websites associated with your Google account.

Nevertheless, we advise you not to opt for this single solution because you'll be in a real bind the day someone else needs to connect to your smartphone to retrieve your photos or contact your loved ones if you're unable to do so yourself, for example. Remember to keep the access code unlocking option enabled.

Advantages :

  • More secure than entering a password
  • Faster than entering a password every time
  • Can be linked to a Google Account

Disadvantages :

  • Requires device compatible with Touch ID or Face ID
  • May be vulnerable to facial or digital recognition attacks

If you like logging in without passwords, you're in luck: at Legapass, we use the connection via a Magic Link sent by email. Find out how it works by following this link.

Method 4: Secure your passwords with Legapass

Legapass is the most secure solution for storing your passwords and passing them on to your heirs, or recovering them for you in the event of a claim.

The concept is simple: 

✅ One online application lets you enter all your access codes with a host of suggestions.  

✅ End-to-end military-grade encryption ensures the highest security for your sensitive data.

✅ Off-line storage in a tamper-proof safe for maximum security.

✅ Return under the supervision of a bailiff, the sole custodian of your decryption key, ensure that no one, not even Legapass employees, will have access to your data.

Advantages :

  • The most secure solution for your passwords 
  • An unbeatable encryption method
  • Off-line storage and tamper-proof safes 

Disadvantages :

  • Recovering your passwords can take some time if you don't opt for the Premium package.

In conclusion, retrieving passwords is a complicated and tedious task.

Thank goodness, there are several ways to achieve thisby saving your passwords in your browserusing a password manager, Touch (or Face) ID or by securing them in a offline safe with Legapass.

Each of these methods has its advantages and disadvantages. You'll need to choose the one that best suits your needs. 

Obviously, we'd advise you to opt for an offline 100% solution, but as we've seen above, it is possible to combine a password manager with an offline storage solution like Legapass..

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