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Quit Using the Same Password

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So if you’re anything like me, or any other human, you probably have the same 1-3 passwords that you use on everything. If you forget a password somewheres, you just try those 3 and you’re bound to get in. That’s nice, until someone approaches you from your digital behind and takes your virtue online. That hasn’t happened to me, and I intend to keep it that way.

I figured that there ought to be some sort of good software to manage passwords, so I could use a number of different ones and store them somewhere safe, as opposed to a post it or some text file on my computer. I found some pretty sweet software, and have been using it for about a month now. I’ve been slowly dumping my old passwords and generating new highly secure passwords that KeePass comes up with for me.

I haven’t really dove into all its features, but the ones I use are great so far. To get into the program you can use more than one protection method. So you can make a key file and a password to get into your password database if you wish. It has a time limit on how long your copied password stays on your clipboard so it’s much less likely to be stolen from there. It can generate very secure passwords for you based on what characters are allowable with the site or software for which you’re creating the password. I’ve got it on my Windows computer, but they have versions for Mac OS X, Linux, and some Palm stuff I know nothing about. Try it out, it’s good stuff.

KeePass Password Safe

Comments (2)

I will seriously have to try this. I am way sick of using the same passwords for everything. But like everyone else, I won’t remember any other ones! Thanks for the info.

I eagerly await the taking of my virtual virtue. I don’t need no stinking password manager!

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