Saying that passwords are dead is a popular meme. Until someone figures out a viable and universal replacement, however, we’re stuck with them.
Alas, passwords are a pain, since you should be using a long string of random letters, numbers, and special characters for all your critical accounts. Passwords that complex are as difficult to remember as they are to crack—which is why using a password manager that can generate and save those passwords for you is so crucial.
Password Mangers are easy to use, and most are cross-platform, giving you access to the data on PCs and mobile devices alike. Our favorites include LastPass, Dashlane, 1Password, and KeePass.