How to Effectively Manage Passwords

Most users of Internet have a common problem of password management. When the number of accounts that they use on the web reaches its maximum, so does the number of passwords that the user has to remember. Even a novice Internet user has more than one web-based account, and as he or she continues to use the World Wide Web on an everyday basis, the number of accounts which require password authentication increases almost incessantly.

What are the typical password management problems? The most common problem is by far a forgotten password which is likely to happen to every Internet user at least once. It happens like this: you need to login to your bank account and then you just see the 'invalid password' message glowing on the display. You stat guessing: was it just a mistake, or did I really forget my password? So you type your password again and again, but you still get the infernal message 'invalid password'.

Now you begin to panic because the account is blocked and you can't make the money transfer and need to rush to your bank to fix the problem. "How could I be so stupid to forget my own password?" you exclaim. Really there is no need to crucify yourself for being an airhead. We all tend to forget important information because that is just the way our memory works, similar to a déjà-vu phenomenon, it is something we cannot control.

You didn't make a mistake when you forgot your password; however you were largely mistaken when you failed to use password management software that allows you to login to all of your web-based accounts automatically without having to type the login and password information. With the password manager, there is no need to remember passwords as they are retrieved from a secure password database and submitted automatically. Still, if you need to actually see your passwords, you can always find them in your personal passwords database.

Moreover, in the passwords database, your passwords are grouped in cards together with other account information. For example, if you need to quickly access your mail account, you just need to open your password database, click the bookmark of your mail account and login instantly without having to launch the browser, and enter login and password.

Besides, you can always login to your web accounts using the password management toolbar which is added to your browsers window. Once you've landed on the webpage where you need to type your login and password, you just click the Fill-in button on the browser toolbar and you are already there.