I was recently introduced to this Chrome browser extension called Lastpass. This is a really handy extension that allows you to store passwords for multiple sites. The advantage is that I have one single 20 character mixed password that I use to log into Lastpass and then using lastpass, I can generate passwords that are 50-100 characters and I don’t have to remember them. It provides the following benefits:
- Extra security: I no longer have to use the same password for multiple sites so that I remember it.
- Autochanging password: One of the nice features is that lastpass reminds you to change password every set duration. This is useful for banking or applications that contain sensitive data
- Sharing passwords: I can share passwords with other users within my team without giving out my actual password and I can then change the password
I just love this service and you should also give it a try. They have a free version that is really good and once you start using it, you can upgrade to the premium service that is 12$ a year.