Top 5 ways to manage your many, many passwords

Keeping track of passwords on rolodexes is a thing of the past, and saving all of the codes in one place seems a tad irresponsible.

If you’re wondering what the right answer might be, consider these password managers.

1. LastPass

LastPass offers a free download for its basic password management system.

LastPass has received rave industry reviews, and it’s no wonder why. This application takes all of your passwords, encrypts them, and stores them on your computer. The service comes with the option of automatically filling in all requests for passwords online in one fell swoop. This could save you a huge headache if all of your passwords are randomly generated numbers and codes. All you have to do is remember your one LastPass code, and you’re set.

Cost: Free, with options to upgrade to LastPass Premium for $1 per month to eliminate ads and receive first-priority customer service.    

Where it works: On your desktop or laptop browser. LastPass for mobile is included in the Premium package.

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