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Does PW mngr. add any (however insignificant) risk to just old fashioned manual PW entry on an at risk laptop?

Does PW mngr. add any (however insignificant) risk to just old fashioned manual PW entry on an at risk laptop?

I would like to use the PW mngr. on my laptop, but have avoided it, because I worry in case my laptop gets lost or stolen.

If I use PW mngr. is there any residual password info, perhaps in some crevice of my laptop's HD?  I worry, should it fall into the hands of someone who can scan the entire HD.

It's getting to be a real PITA not using PW mngr., what with a different, complex PW for each site, but I'll continue manually doing so, if that's the safest way.

Muchly Thanks in Advance!

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Re: Does PW mngr. add any (however insignificant) risk to just old fashioned manual PW entry on an at risk laptop?

If you use the browser extension you can close the vault whenever you are done.

Your passwords are stored on the Norton server and they do not store your vault password. The password is the key to unencrypt the data and if you lose it you will be unable to gain access to your vault unless you have set up mobile unlock in advance. When you open the vault with your password the data is retrieved from the Norton server.

You also must be logged into your Norton account so with that ID and password and 2FA along with the vault password you are very safe.

Only if a rogue piece of malware was running on your system and able to read the data while in memory would constitute an unwanted breach. But your antivirus program would prevent (hopefully) that from occurring.

Manual password entry is more vulnerable in my opinion.

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