Many apps and services allow logging in using one’s single Facebook account instead of creating a new password for each service—which we will (probably) not remember.
Is there an equally convenient solution that would allow us to connect everywhere without trading off security?
Indeed, there is: a password manager,
A password manager
A password manager allows us to securely save our login information. With or without Facebook, a password manager is an essential part of a good digital hygiene.
- 1Password: an excellent multiplatform solution that offers tons of functionality with an intuitive interface (site web). 1Password is a Canadian company based in Toronto.
- LastPass: superb competitor to 1Password, with beautiful integrations across all platforms (site web).
- Bitwarden: a robust, libre and open solution that works on all devices (site web). Use it for free or host it at home!
- KeePass: an old-timer in the password manager world, this open software is available on almost every operating system (site web).
To use or not to use one’s true email address?
Services often require an email address solely for signup purposes, but we don’t have to give it away: we can use a middleman such as Firefox Relay to mask our real address or a disposable mail service like Temp Mail for a one-time use.