Passwords, one of those things we all have to deal with. Living in today’s high-tech world we must have sometimes dozens of passwords. Security specialists recommend that you use a different password for all important sites to prevent hackers from following the crumb trail of our digital lifestyle. All of our accounts are linked together by email addresses and once an email address has been hacked it can lead the bad guys into all the nooks and crannies of your digital life. There are password management programs out there which can help you remember a large number of passwords. These are C|Net’s top 5 managers in rating order;
RoboForm has been downloaded FAR more than any other, over 19 million times according to C|Net. I’ll update this post when I have a chance to test drive RoboForm.
I’ve used LastPass for over a year now, its low-cost, runs on my iPhone and can be accessed from anywhere. If you’re on your desktop it integrates right into your browser. On a machine located on an unsecured network there are advantages to LastPass. Once you enter the Master Password Lastpass will auto entering your user ID and password for you. There’s a certain advantage to this; you’re login data cannot be captured by keyloggers.
Note: A good article by Chris Hoffman was posted on this subject over at Makeuseof.com take a moment to read it.