As the title says, I'm sure people have answer this hundreds of times, I'm proabaly doing the most dumbest things you can do with passwords i do use non dictionary passwords but i keep them on a document file on my computer (which i know is really dumb thing to do).
I have never used password software/app before so is it really worth using Last Pass also should i use the App from the Google Store for chrome or should i download the software from the Last Password website and what is the difference between the App for Chrome or the Software.
Try to avoid anything that stores your passwords on some server. LastPass got hacked 3 times already. I personally write down my passwords in a small notebook that I never... NEVER take out of my house and it's attached on a chain to my table. I also make my passwords big and obfuscated enough so that I don't remember them and don't type them accidentally. But I am thinking about digitizing really soon.
I use lastpass and its a great little tool, at work we use KeePass2. If you have your own NAS KeePass2 could maybe a worthy choice, you get an encrypted file which is the password database, put this on a NAS and then just download a new file every now and again. But for $12 lastpass does that for me, and im extremely lazy, so yeah....
Lastpass is a great product. I only have 1 device protected by keypass, and that keypass is located on several flash drives all of which are encrypted. The cloud based nature of lastpass doesn't bother me at all.
That said, the ability to quickly generate a password by pressing alt+g for a new account is incredible. The cloud based backup is great. The ability to have my wifes devices, and mine, and share passwords for certain things is invaluable.
I highly recommend the product. If you don't need the password sharing capabilities the free version will do great.
edit: A typical sentence is easier to remember and harder to crack than some convoluted password.
This something like:
I use last pass because I can't remember passwords worth a damned. Banana.
What's the chances of that password being cracked?
Pretty damned good now, but had I never typed that, it'd be almost impossible to crack.
Either way, encrypt your phone and type it into a note.