After 30 years of writing my passwords in a paper notebook I’m now using Bitwarden Premium for a month. I’ve also ordered some Yubikeys (One permanent in my desktop PC, One on my keychain to unlock my Android phone with NFC) and a third one with a lightening port to unlock my iPad.
I understand the difference between logged and locked out in Bitwarden and read the discussions about it, love it how my Bitwarden vault under Windows in the native app is unlocked only using my fingerprint with Windows Hello.
To the question: As recommended I’ve a strong master password. Not extremely long, but with lots of special characters and almost impossible to remember so I wrote it down on a piece of paper which I keep at home.
I keep this password on a paper in my home. Is it recommended to buy a (hardware) vault to store this password? As I need to enter my master password every time with the firefox plugin on my desktop it would not be not very user friendly but maybe I can live with it.
Unlocking Bitwarden is working great on my Android phone and iPad with fingerprint on a locked vault. But what if I get logged out and need to enter my master password (which I can’t remember) when I’m not at home. I don’t like the idea of keeping a copy of my master password in my wallet when I’m from home. Would love to hear some tips / advice.
Is it recommended to use a (hardware) vault at home to store an (unencrypted) copy of my passwords on an USB stick or paper print?
If I need a (hardware) vault at home would a cheap vault from Aliexpress be sufficient or would you recommend a more secure (fire resistant) vault?