On Tuesday, a Washington Post article disclosed new password manager research from the Independant Security Evaluators (ISE), who found many vulnerabilities in a number of the most popular password managers. In a nutshell, local attackers could exploit these flaws to unveil some of your clear text passwords, and in the worst case, even the clear text master password. That said, the attacker needs to already have access to your computer to exploit these flaws. Watch today’s Byte to learn a bit more about these password manager flaws, and why I don’t want them to discourage you from using password managers.
Episode Runtime: 5:11
Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5KOptcfekI
- Article on password manager flaws – Washington Post
- Researchers’ detailed password manager disclosure – ISE