Maintaining different passwords everywhere is close to impossible and can challenge one’s sanity. However, with the use of a password manager, such as LastPass, OneLogin, 1Password, or Apple’s Keychain Access, you can generate unique passwords each time you create a new account, and the password manager will remember it for you. These password managers have browser extensions and mobile apps, making them embedded in your chosen browser and applications so you have easy access. Google Chrome and Firefox Lockwise have this capability built right into the browser. All you have to remember is the one master password–the last password ever. Better yet, use a passphrase instead of a password. Many password managers are free and offer checking for compromised, weak, reused, and old passwords. By always using unique passwords, you only need to change your password in one place if your account is breached and you limit your exposure to credential stuffing attacks.
If your laptop or other device is ever stolen there is an additional benefit of having the password vault stored in the cloud. You will be able to access all your passwords from another device, and have a list of accounts that could have been compromised.
ADDITIONAL TIP: You can check if any of your accounts have been compromised at Have I Been Pwned. If there has been a breach, change the password as soon as possible. If you used the same login credentials for any other accounts, change the password for these too. You can also learn about the strengths of different passwords with How Secure Is My Password?, although we discourage ever typing a real password into anything but the resource it’s meant for.