One of the most difficult task working in the digital world is managing passwords. The easiest way is to have one password for everything, but it leaves you vulnerable. If someone gets it, they have access to EVERYTHING. So you have to have different passwords for all your log ins. But how do you remember them all?
One trick is to have a base keyword that is part of all your logins and is tweaked slightly for each program. For example, your base keyword could be mypassword (no don’t use that. This is just an example). Your eBay password could then be something like mypasswordeb or ebmypassword. This creates a separate password for everything that’s based in a single root word. The trick of course is remembering how you choose the specific variant for each program. Again you want to be creative. If you use the initials for all of them and someone figures out your base word, they’ll be able to figure out your specific logins as well.
Perhaps the best option is to store all your passwords. The problem with that is if someone gets your PC information, they will have your password information as well. Unless you use a program like KeePass. KeePass is a software that stores all your passwords in a safe, secure, encrypted file that is accessed with a single password. You can store all your login information including username, password, URL and details about the login. You can even group them by categories you designate.
KeePass is free and easy to use. The trick of course will be to remember the login information you create for the program.