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Have you ever forgotten a password? I know I have. It’s quite frustrating to remember every single password to all of my accounts.
You might think that you should have one strong password across all of your accounts, well to put it nicely that is the dumbest thing you could possibly do.
Actually let me take that back, having on the most common passwords known to man is the dumbest thing you could possibly do. To see what I mean, check out the top 15 most common passwords:
Having strong and secure passwords on different accounts could mean being safe from hacks, online scams, phishing, and log-ins to illegitimate websites.
However, having strong and complicated passwords on many online accounts always means that some or even most of your passwords will be lost somewhere in your brain.
This is where password management tools come in. The following resources can and will help you in almost every single password dilemma of the modern age.
Manually Writing Passwords
First let’s go back to the basics, and forger the Internet for a second. Writing things down on a piece of paper to revisit at a later date, is the most common way to store useful or important information.
If you have good self-discipline, you can simply get a small notebook and write down every single passwords and username you currently have.
This may be a very ‘old school’ way, however the risk of forgetting passwords is kept to a minimum. Additionally, the possibility of it being compromised is significantly reduced because the only ones who could get a hold of those written passwords are the ones who are in close proximity at your home or office.
One thing to remember about using this tool is not to include VERY important passwords such as the log-in info of a primary email or an online bank account. Your written passwords should always be kept in a safe place where there is a minimal risk of losing it and/or a risk of someone else getting a hold of it.
Best Password Generators
There are far too many people using passwords that can be easily cracked within a few hours. The best way to find a password that has the least likeliness of being cracked is to try one of the numerous online generators that will set one up for you.
Below you will find ten different web tools you can use to generate very strong passwords.
Online security is very important. If somebody can hack into your accounts, they can find anything out about you, apply for a number of credit cards and services online, take your money, etc.
The best way to ensure that this does not happen is to make sure that your password is long and secure so that hackers will have trouble breaking in.
Pro tip: If you would rather choose one for yourself, make it so it has random numbers, symbols, letters, and the cases for the letters vary.
Random is a site where you can generate numbers free of charge. It is easy to use and offers a great deal of strong passwords to the individual.
This has been used for gambling sites, lotteries, and a lot of others where a good strong password is needed. This site uses atmospheric noise, such as background noise to help generate true random numbers.
Norton Identity Safe is a password program that generates high level of security passwords for the consumer. This program stores the passwords on your computer and lets you know if they are strong enough.
It is a very reliable system bound to save you time and the hassle of having to remember a variety of passwords.
This is a basic, easy-to-use website where you can go on, click the random number generator button, where it will then choose a password for you.
The result is given in a matter of seconds, and you can retry if the password is not suitable. It gives you an easier alternative to having to remember the password by associating the characters of the password with names and numbers.
Passcreator is a website that is easy to use even for the person that does not know much about websites. You get to choose whether you want numbers, lower or upper cases and characters within the password and then you click a button to create the word for you.
You can create more than one password at once. This tool is a very fast, efficient way of getting high level security passwords.
This online generator instantly provides a 10-character password with no clicking involved. It is free of charge and you can create many more passwords with a simple click of the button.
There are two passwords to choose from with every generation, one is semi pronounceable so you may find it easier to remember and the second is more secure, but random letters and numbers, so it is harder to remember.
Password Generator is a one-page site where you can choose the kind of template that you would like your password to be, and then they create it for you free of charge.
They are generated in a matter of seconds and you are given a choice of ten different passwords for one generation click. It is a very basic site but generates high level security passwords.
The Phonetic Password Generator has a variety of options when it come to choosing your password, you can have anywhere from 4-31 characters, consonants or vowels and allows specials characters.
There is a choice of two different patterns and you can retry numerous times free of charge to find the perfect password that suits you. There is a choice of ten passwords to choose from every time you generate a new password.
Any time Perfect Passwords is opened it generates a new 64 random character password and two 63 random character ones as well. The chances of anyone getting the same one is very low; it is unique to the individual.
Simple and easy to use, the way to get a new password if you require one is to refresh the page and another three will be randomly generated.
This is a great tool to generate a very strong password – with the amount of characters of the password getting as high as 80 or even more if you wish.
You are able to copy and paste the password so you can save it to your computer. You can choose to start again if you do not like a particular password.
Passwordbird is a site where you can enter a name, word and date that is special to you, and they can create a password using those three ideas. You can get many different varieties by generating again.
It is free of charge and adds a personal touch to any password, making it easier to remember as well.
One of the more popular password management tools on the Internet, LastPass provides security while automatically logging you into different accounts without typing any information. With this tool, all log-in info is saved and stored in the cloud.
There is nothing for you to worry about, your passwords will never get into the hands of any person other than yourself. LastPass can be used across different platforms. It works on Mac and Windows and on all major browsers such as Chrome, Internet Explorer and Firefox.
As the most agile solution of the five, 1Password is a tool that can help you when creating, managing, and securely accessing passwords on Android, iPhone, iPad and Mac devices (a beta version is available for Windows). This tool allows users to fill in passwords across the internet.
1Password is compatible with Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. It can fill in passwords on applications too. Additionally, it can assist in creating lengthy and secure passwords of your choosing.
This tool stores all log-in information at a secure location on a user’s computer. There is also an option to store these via Dropbox, where you can sync your entire database of passwords across other platforms.
Being the only one that combines open-source and free usage, KeePass is another password management tool with proper security and safety.
This tool saves all log-in info on the user’s computer which is securely locked with a master key. The key file or the master key is the only thing needed to access all saved passwords in its database.
KeePass is protected with the best secure encryption using a series of algorithms and protocols which are termed Twofish and AES. It’s a portable application that can be carried on a USB stick.
It can also run on Windows platforms without being installed. Lastly, this tool can also generate random and strong passwords, which any user can use.
Firefox Sync and Other Browsers’ Password Management Tool
Previously known as Mozilla Weave, Firefox Sync is a tool for passwords, browser tabs, and bookmark management. This tool has a cool concept and takes, to some extent, a different approach from the other tools mentioned.
With this tool, whenever a user logs into his or her account, they will have access to saved log-in information, be able to sync all the data, and even open tabs on another computer. However, when that user logs out, all the information disappears.
Although Firefox Sync is limited to the Firefox browser, other browsers also have similar password tools. Browsers such as Google Chrome, Safari and Internet Explorer have their own built-in password tools. All of which have the basic auto fill-up feature.