Originally Posted by harry2006
one suggestions, try not to use these kinda of tools if possible, as there are possiblity of passwords getting hacked even if they are stored as "encrypted" by these tools!
I appreciate the advice. I agree that it is important to be secure. I know this first hand. However, I found myself using the same password for several sites which I think is far worse. Or in my wife's case, I can't count how many times she has forgotten a password for a particular site. She forgets which password goes to which site.
I have generally come up with a list of about five passwords. The passwords I use are rated according to security needs. I have the simple password for a sites I figure I will never go to again. I only setup the account just to access a particular issue. I use the same password for all of those sites.
Then I have the more difficult password for forums and such but easy to remember.
And last, I have several the very difficult passwords with at least eight digits including upper and lower case letters, symbols, and numbers. These passwords are reserved for important sites such as bank and email.
There are also password managers which are not embedded. I am sure they are more secure, but it is a hassle to open up the password manager every time you want retrieve or save a password. I found myself too lazy to use them on a regular consistent basis.
So, yes I think probably the best compromise is to find a good secure embedded password manager.