How can I remember all of my passwords?

Andrea from Long Beach, CA

Episode 1401 (1:51:11)

LastPass

Andrea's mother has problems remembering her passwords. What's the best way to do it? Leo says we all have a problem remembering them, and if it's easy to remember, there's a good chance it will be easily cracked. She'll want her password to be difficult, but by extension, that makes them difficult to remember. Writing them down isn't a bad idea as long as nobody has access to them. A password vault would be a good idea, where she would let the software generate all of her passwords and all she needs to remember is the master password.

LastPass is the one Leo uses. Other options include 1Password, KeePass, and Roboform. Leo suggests taking the first letter of each word in a song, then toss in a few numbers or a pneumonic.