Saturday, February 23, 2008

Usernames and Passwords everywhere

For each and every new site on internet you need a username and password. We need different passwords for each site due to security reasons. We dont want people to crack one password and get the key for each and every site where we have an account.

Lifehack has a great post saying 12 hours to better time management where the author has mentioned KeePass software. I thought it as interesting and installed it on my PC. Lets see if this makes the task of password maintenance really easy.

The KeePass site describes the software as:

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-disk. So 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).

Tushar Joshi, Nagpur

1 comment:

  1. Using a password manager is a great time saver - take it to the next step by trying an online manager:

    * travel, or change computers, without having to sync

    * remove the usb keychain from list of things to carry around

    * 1 click login to websites, no need to type or look up your password every time.

    Here's a comparison of online vs offline managers:

    I work for PassPack, so I'm a tad biased, but the info in that article should be useful regardless.



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