You now need passwords for everything and anything and should always use different passwords. So that someone who finds out the password to some poorly protected website doesn’t use it to access your account data and emails, just because the same password may have been stored there. So the list of passwords is endless if you want to get everything right.
Password management software helps remember the many passwords you need to stay safe. You only have to remember a password (hopefully a nice long one, with at least 12 characters!) and the program then shows the stored passwords and conveniently enters them according to the respective website.
Solution1: internal password management of the browser
Almost all Internet browsers have password management built in. These browsers can remember passwords typed into a website on demand. Anyone who has access to the browser will then automatically have access to the respective web pages. For harmless passwords (no shops, bank data) this is certainly no problem. Firefox is even better here: Firefox can be set so that you first have to type in a (always the same) “master password” before it enters the required password on the website. If you always use the same browser on only one computer and you have only self access, you will be fine with such a solution. Just test it.
Solution2: A specialized password management program
How nice would it be to have
password management program that works for any browser, also goes on the iPhone and iPad or Android phone, and also syncs with other Macs and PCs you own? The good news is that such programs exist. Our recommendation at the moment: 1Password. If you don’t mind that it’s in English, you’ll get a perfect and very secure program, which you won’t want to miss after a short training period. The program comes from the Mac world, but is now also available for Windows computers.