Don’t re-use passwords; that would be stupid.
To avoid password embarrassments, read this helpful intro to password managers from Mozilla.
Now, if you want to get a little more advanced with this… don’t worry, it’s easy not to because we’re in the future and there are many options to manage passwords across your acrimoniously uncommunicative computing platforms…
…I’m KIDDING; it’s a clusterfuck.
- built in password management in your OS (works fine but syncing across devices usually involves trusting yourself to their cloud infrastructure, and usually doesn’t sync across platforms, e.g from windows to linux to osx to smartphone and back)
- keepass/keepassx The open-source in-principle cross-platform one.
Free, but makes up for it by being clunky and confusing,
which is bad for something like password management.
Also it was never so very cross-platform, and the ports to different
platforms are divided and confusing.
- keepassc terminal-based keepass client written in python, which means you can access it cross-platform on you desktop but good luck with integrating into youtr browser or phone
- rust-keepass rewrite of keepassc in rust, which is a language designed to be more secure. More secure still would be if it ran smoothly on all your devices so that you actually used it.
- macpass is a Mac version. But is it the best mac version, or are their fork wars? Guess.
- 1password: Closed source, so who knows if it works? 1password for mac and windows and iOs and android. Linux users are politely advised to get fucked. Shiny. This is the one I use, but largely because inertia keeps me from switching into Password Safe or Keepass
- lastpass runs on every platform! browsers, phones, linux, windows, mac. However the product is closed-source and inscrutable, TBH I don’t really trust this company, since their other product, xmarks, is so horrible. They claim to be host-safe, and this may be true.
- password safe has Bruce Schneier branding. I don’t know any more than that.
- There are now many others.