As modern life moves increasingly online, the number of passwords one needs to remember seems to grow daily. Banks, utilities, credit card companies and government departments all ask users for a (hopefully) secure password and ID.
While most savvy internet users know well the dangers of using a single password to access multiple sites (what if it is hacked?), remembering multiple passwords can be an extremely frustrating challenge. Yet keeping them on a series of sticky notes attached to your PC monitor simply doesn’t cut it.
A more secure option is to use a password manager. These small software programs act as a digital vault, storing the passwords and log- on IDs for every site and service you use. Once your details are entered, you need only a single secure password to access everything.
Options include KeePass (keepass.info), LastPass (lastpass.com) and Roboform (roboform.com). While each has unique features, they operate in a similar way and will keep your online activities as secure as possible.