My Favourite Things: GFX Password Generator Bookmarklet

Everybody knows that to be really safe, you should use a different password for every web service that you use. When you use the same password for every account, you risk having all your accounts compromised if any one of them is. But who can be bothered to remember all the different passwords that you’d need?

This is the problem that GFX Monk’s Password Generator Bookmarklet solves. With it, you only need to remember one master password. Based on that master password, it generates a unique one for every account that you hold.

It’s dead simple to use. After you have dragged it to your bookmark bar, you just click on it whenever you hit a login page. Up pops up a frame that will prompt you for your master password. When you hit enter, it automatically fills the password field of the page with your unique password.

You obviously need to change the password for your accounts first so they will recognize the generated ones. That’s just as easy. Just click on the generator when you are on the change-password form.

This is a great little tool that I use every day. I don’t know how I’d get by on the web without it.