Recommended Password Managers for Personal Use

Important:  Don't use the recommended personal password managers for work. For Barry University work usePassword Managers for University Use.


Keep your personal passwords safe with these tools!

The Information Security Office wants to help you have a simple way to remember all your passwords to help you to keep all your personal information safe online!

Using a password manager keeps all your passwords in one place and even tells you when they're weak or used more than once. If a site you use gets hacked, it'll let you know so you can change your password fast.

Quick Tips:

  1. Pick a long (at least 16 character) main password you'll remember, like "I love my Dog Spot!"
  2. Use different passwords for each account. Don’t worry since you have a password manager you don’t need to remember them! (or put on post it notes ☹)
  3. Turn on extra security like multifactor authentication (MFA) / two factor authentication (2FA)

Some Good Options:

(Note: We suggest these, but if you run into issues, you'll have to talk to the company for help. They're not run by Barry University.)

  • Bitwarden:  Free. Use it on any device
  • Dashlane:   Free but only 50 passwords on one device. Has cool extras.
  • LastPass:   Free. Pick either your computer or phone to use it on.
  • 1password:  Costs $2.99/month. Use it on any device.
  • RoboForm:  Easy to use on one device, has a form filler.

Remember, a password manager isn't a magic fix. You still need to practice good cybersecurity habits on your computers and devices.  Keep your software up-to-date and use secure Wi-Fi.

Heads Up:

Built-in browser password managers like Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox aren’t the best. They lack a lot of essential functionality and you risk losing your passwords if your machine crashes!



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