Safeguard your passwords using Keepass

Most of the people i talk to, follow a philosophy when it comes to choosing Passwords – ” Keep same passwords for all websites“. However, this definitely is not a philosophy worth practice. The danger to this approach lies in the fact that if someone else finds this unique password, they then have access to your various online accounts. It’s like giving someone the PIN for your credit card. Few months back, i had written about the Password Crackers in my post Top 10 Password Crackers .. REVEALED. and this time its about keeping your password safe.

For the information of all those and for all other readers, i will try to discuss about a small program which can certainly help you safeguard your passwords.

Keepass
Keepass 1.08 is a tiny program that helps you manage various passwords so that you don’t forget them. ( This is the version i have been using since sometime now)

KeePass is a password manager, or safe, which will enable you to manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your passwords in one database, which is locked with one master key or a key-disk. You only have to remember one single master password or insert the key-disk to unlock the whole database.

The databases are encrypted using the best and most secure encryption algorithms currently known (AES and Twofish).

Now with Keepass, you don’t need to remember all those passwords like your Windows network logon, your email account, your homepage’s ftp password, online passwords (like CodeProject member account) etc. The list is endless.

Just go on and download Keepass from here and forget remembering all those tricky passwords 😉

Related Read: Top 10 Password Crackers .. REVEALED.

Cheers,

Vaibhav

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One Response

  1. I’m still going to have to say there are some big security problems with using a program like this v.s. just remembering the passwords and not writing them down.

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