Choosing a Password Manager
Password managers are an essential tool for keeping track of hundreds of unique, long, and complex passwords. You are using a unique, long, and complex password (12+ characters, including at least one upper case, one lower case, one special character, and one number) for each and every account, right? In fact, long and complex passwords are the main benefits of password managers, because they make it easy to create, save, and use them online.
Password Managers are safe and make it easy to keep track of your passwords. They often include a browser plugin, and an app for your smartphone to make logging into websites quick and easy. And they often have additional special features, such as:
- Alerting you when a third party you have an account with is breached
- Generating long, complex, and random passwords for you
- Syncing between devices
- Family accounts
- Encrypted storage for secure documents
- And much more!
Five of the most popular and highly rated password managers are Bitwarden, 1Password, Dashlane, Roboform, and LastPass.