This is a neat little tool, which works with Chrome. You can add it to your browser and you can use it to see your passwords with a right mouse click. You might be wondering why you'd want to do that. Any sites that you're automatically logging into because your browser remembers the password - but do YOU? It can be a real pain trying to remember the set of characters you typed, and this just shows you what they are. You can pull the information directly out of the browser, so this is just a nice short cut. You can check it out in the demo, and if you're using Chrome, get the app as well.
Password Generator. Tired of forgetting passwords? This site will generate and remember them for you. You create one master password and based on that Punchcast will generate passwords for 18 different sites with a custom option. If you forget your password to a particular site, revisit Punchcast, provide your master password and it will recreate the entire list for you. It's all done on your own computer, and nothing is stored anywhere else.
Want passwords without the hassle of remembering them? The Password Generator is quite an interesting idea. You visit the site (no registration) and type in your master password; the longer the better. The generator then creates passwords for you for sites such as Amazon, Hotmail, Paypal and so on. You then cut and paste directly into the application(s) as necessary. If you forget them, simply return to the site and input your master password again to regenerate the same set of passwords. You can download the page if necessary (though that then opens you up to people getting access to your data of course). The security is based on the fact that you don't need to say who you are - the key element is the master password itself. The disadvantage is that the same new password is going to be recorded for anyone who uses the same master password, so using say 'password' as the password isn't the most successful idea you'll have ever had. You can also add in custom passwords for other sites as well.
I tried out one of the suggested passwords on 'How secure is my password?' and it reckoned that it would take about 2,000 years to crack it. I'm somewhat doubtful about these figures since recent news reports suggest having passwords that are 12 characters long, and the ones generated by this resource are only 10 and always end in 1a, but it's a solution to a real problem.
While I'm sure that all of these are good, I tend to think that Lifehack has it right when they say "The best solution may not even be a technology solution - remembering strong passwords could be as simple as coming up with a way to change a base password
using the name of the online service you’re logging into. For example,
if you come up with a base password of “xlg519″ (based on your
partner’s initials and your cat’s birthday), you can add the first two
and last two letters of a service’s name (”amon” for Amazon) and you’ve
got your password!"