Why a Password Manager Is the Perfect Tool for Forgetful People

Memory issues could range from severe memory loss to normal forgetfulness that is quite common. They could affect every single aspect of your life, but we believe that this is not a place to discuss extremely serious health topics. As you can obviously see, this is not what our blog is about. Instead, we would like to talk about the importance of cyber security and how you can ensure your data safety even if you are a rather forgetful individual. We will take one aspect of this issue and will tell you more about password managers, and how such apps could help you.

Genuine Types of Forgetfulness

Before we delve into features and aspects of a password manager, we would like to mention several types of forgetfulness that could impact your ability to remember important information. According to Harvard Medical School, there are several types of forgetfulness that are completely normal.

First, we have transience. It's a type of forgetfulness where your brain clears some memory space for the information you use frequently. Any information that you do not need on a daily basis, you are more likely to forget. So if you keep forgetting passwords, it's probably because you don't recall them every single day.

Then we have absentmindedness, which occurs when you simply do not pay attention. Have you ever had a problem of finding your keys even though you put them somewhere "safe?" That's because you weren't paying attention when you placed the keys there. So here you go, absentmindedness.

From there, we have blocking and misattribution. We are sure that you definitely know what blocking is, even though you might not know the term. Remember those moments when the word you need was at the tip of your tongue, but it wouldn't just come out? That's blocking. It's when one memory is blocked by something similar to it, and you can't recall the exact thing you need. So, say you need to remember a password, but you can only come with the one that you used before, and that turns into a frustrating cycle.

Misattribution, however, may not have much to do with the fact that you keep forgetting passwords. This type of forgetfulness is more common with age, and it refers to a situation where you remember most of the things accurately, but then some detail slips your mind. For instance, you might think that you've experienced something while in fact, you've actually heard it from a friend. It could lead to a few misunderstandings later.

The other three types of forgetfulness are bias, suggestibility, persistence. Unlike bias and suggestibility, persistence is more about the memories you would want to forget, but you can't. That most certainly would not impact your ability to remember your passwords. While bias and suggestibility are more about experiences, beliefs and prior knowledge. These could skew the perception or a particular memory, but such clear details like passwords should not be affected by them.

The Benefits of a Password Manager

From the previous section, we can see that things like absentmindedness and transience could impact your ability to remember your passwords. And there are certainly a lot of ways to save your passwords. Perhaps you keep a notebook where you write them down. Maybe you have a Notepad or an MS Word file somewhere on your computer where you save your passwords, too. If you cannot remember them, such options might seem like a good idea. However, we would like to offer you the Cyclonis Password Manager. This tool would help you store your passwords in a more secure manner.

The best way to keep all of your passwords in one place is to employ a password manager. And it is not just about saving your password. It's also about creating new ones and checking the strength of your current passwords.

How does that work? For starters, Cyclonis Password Manager has a password analyzer that will use a complex algorithm to calculate the complexity and strength of the passwords that you save in the password manager's vault. If the analyzer finds that your password is not strong enough, you can also use Cyclonis to generate a new password.

You know how you can always find articles about the importance of password strength, and how you cannot reuse your passwords? Well, with a password manager, you will no longer have to worry about it. Again, if your password is not strong enough, just use Cyclonis Password Generator to create multiple complex passwords for every single account you want.

But wait, here you might think, how will you able to remember these complex passwords, if you already keep forgetting passwords on a regular basis? Don't sweat about it, Cyclonis will generate and save those complex passwords in its vault.

What is your personal vault? In Cyclonis Password Manager, the personal vault is a place where all your passwords are stored. You can sync the vault across multiple devices, so you can access your passwords no matter which device you use. The vault is protected by the master password, and this is actually the ONLY password that you have to remember. But this is also VERY important.

Your Cyclonis Master Password is your main key to all of your passwords and other data that you save on this application. And when you sign up to the Cyclonis service, this master password is not sent to the application's servers. In other words, if you forget it, you may lose your access to your data. So make sure that when you create your master password, it is something that you can easily remember even though you might have a tendency to be absent-minded.

After setting up and using the password manager you'll have just one password for everything. Cyclonis will do the rest. There will be no more need to rely on notes and memos, which is actually a security liability. Simply choose the most practical way to recall your passwords – leave it for the application that will do everything for you.

By Foley
September 7, 2018
September 7, 2018

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