Password management can be an annoying business. To maintain security, it’s best to have different hard passwords for each website and service. However, this makes passwords almost impossible to remember. Many people just use the same password for all services, which is the worst solution: one compromised website can give hackers access to all accounts.
To keep password integrity and still have access to all difficult passwords, it’s recommended to use a password manager (sometimes called a password keeper, password vault, or password organizer). This program generates a unique, random, and difficult password for each service you use and requires you to remember only one master password – the password that controls the program itself.
Here are our recommended password managers. Most of them come with an internet security suite, but some are stand-alone:
- 1Password – single user – for families – for teams – for businesses – free trials on all plans
- Bitdefender – Internet Security – Total Security
- Avast – Internet Security – Premier – Ultimate
- Norton Security – Premium – Deluxe – Standard