I have a password overload. Everywhere I go on the Net, I have to login. That means I have to memorize dozens of user name and password combinations.
I could just use the same user name and password on all sites, but this is not only insecure but also most of the time not possible because different sites have different requirements for user name and password size and complexity.
Just to give you a taste of what I deal with on a routine basis and what requires me to provide my user name and password:
And the list goes on.
To solve this problem, there are many software programs and tools that store all of this sensitive information for you. I have been using eWallet for a while. It is not free but I like it. It allows me to store all types of information (not just passwords) on my desktop and on my pocket PC. Stored information is encrypted and password protected (Well, all right, I have to memorize at least one password). Another free alternative is KeePass a free/open-source password manager. Too bad I did not know about KeePass before I bought eWallet.
There are also a few Firefox extensions that will generate high quality passwords for you. One of them is SecurePassword Generator. Also, Firefox has a built-in password manager (Tools – Options – Privacy – Passwords) which I find extremely useful and handy.
I am sure you have the same issue. How do you deal with password overload? What tools do you use?