Nothing helps strong passwords become a central tenet of your electronic life than conscientious use of a password manager. However, the compromise of at least one cloud-based password manager last year and recent actions by a government agency may have given you second thoughts about using the cloud for something that instinctively feels like it should be managed locally.

Those incidents aside, password managers remain the best way to avoid reusing weak passwords which is as commonplace as the number of password leaks that happen every year, even on large, reputable websites. And, if you don’t mind putting in a modicum of effort, you can still establish a non-cloud-based password manager that can be utilized across multiple devices.

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How to set up a portable, non-cloud-based password manager