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Protect Your Logins and Passwords for Free

Posted by Jason on August 27, 2008

I’ve been reading alot about hackers and other internet baddies trying to hack into peoples accounts using brute force attacks. All that has gotten me a little worried so I have been looking around for password management software. I found a great piece of software called KeePass Password Safe. It’s 100% free and works great. Once you have installed it you will need to create a master password that will unlock all your other passwords. I recommend using the built in password creator to create new passwords for any important sites. (such as email, Ebay, Amazon, etc.) This program can also run from a USB flash drive so you can always have access to your passwords without worry.

You can get more information about it here and you can download the latest version here.

What is KeePass?
Today you need to remember many passwords. You need a password for the Windows network logon, your e-mail account, your homepage’s FTP password, online passwords (like website member account), etc. etc. etc. The list is endless. Also, you should use different passwords for each account. Because if you use only one password everywhere and someone gets this password you have a problem… A serious problem. The thief would have access to your e-mail account, homepage, etc. Unimaginable.

KeePass is a free/open-source password manager or safe which helps 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 file. So you only have to remember one single master password or select the key file to unlock the whole database. The databases are encrypted using the best and most secure encryption algorithms currently known (AES and Twofish). For more information, see the features page.

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