You can use a password manager to generate, store, and apply your website passwords. Here’s how to set one up for each browser and device you use.
Managing the passwords for all your websites is a challenge. Not only are you supposed to come up with a complex password that can’t easily be guessed or hacked. But you’re supposed to employ a different password for each website you use. Some require both upper- and lowercase letters, others require that plus a number and a special character, some grade your password on degree of difficulty to crack, forcing you to break away from any tricks you’ve used to generate passwords you can remember.
And now, we all live in a world where we are hitting the same websites and services across a broad array of devices, from desktop computers to mobile phones. You’ll want to manage your passwords on all your web browsers on all your devices. And you’ll want to sync your website passwords across all your browsers and devices. How is all that possible?
We have a two-word answer for you: password managers. Such tools can conjure up complex passwords for each website and then automatically apply those passwords every time you visit a particular site. But can you set up and use a password manager that works and syncs across all your browsers and devices? Yes, you can.
In this article, I’ll look at three popular password managers – Dashlane, LastPass, and RoboForm – and explain how to install and set them up across all your browsers and on all your PCs and mobile devices.