I know I’m late, in fact, scrub that, very late to the game on this one, however, never the less, I think it merits a little bit of effort. I’ve started to use LastPass in replacement of the standard features available in browsers. Maybe its old age, or simply, the continuous growth in the number of accounts, passwords and various other elements involved with using the internet. My password systems and memory methods were getting a little bit painful and slow.
I was previously a very strong advocate of PasswordCard.org its simple effective and you can make your own rules on top of a simple bit of paper. Mine involved various patterns and string depending on the websites purpose and importance.
I admit there is some risk with online password managers, but, at the end of the day, no matter how secure a system is, if it relies on you need to know some kind of fact to get in, there is going to be away to crack it. You as a user just need to reduce the risks, and take as many security steps as you can to prevent your exposure.
If you are looking for a method to store your passwords – and other data – safely, you won’t find many password managers that are more secure than LastPass.