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how do i keep all my passwords safe?


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Hello,

i wonder if anybody could tell me of any good software where i can keep all my passwords in one place please.?

i often find im forgetting my passwords and i know my firefox browser can remember them for me but i would like to know of any software i can also use in case of problems i may have with my browser.

any help would be very much appreciated.

Many thanks. :)

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KeePass Password Safe

http://keepass.info/

What is KeePass?

Today you need to remember many passwords. You need a password for the Windows network logon, your e-mail account, your website'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, website, etc. Unimaginable.

KeePass is a free open source password manager, 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.

Is it really free?

Yes, KeePass is really free, and more than that: it is open source (OSI certified). You can have a look at its full source and check whether the encryption algorithms are implemented correctly.

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Ron what is the differance between the Classic and Pro versions of Keepass?

From what I tested(aside from the version difference) the classic runs a slightly different gui. I've done a bit of Visual Studio and messed with the C++ part and it looks like the newer gui is built using Windows Forms while the older is of a Win32/Com project. I could be wrong though as I haven't used Visual Studio in some time. The folder structure also seems a bit different as well and looks like you can use skins.

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Thanks for that info Buttons, I assume they are both free? I only ask cause most programs that offer a free one, the Pro on usually cost $$. Just trying to save time before I install one or the other. Which do you prefer?

You're welcome Firefox. :) Yes. Both are under the GNU General Public License. I assume there's more in the pro then what I noticed. Um, I could care less. I don't really use anything like that, but if that was me I'd go for the pro considered it's of a newer release.

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They are both free but the 2.x version allows many options that the coding methods used in 1.x did not allow. Note the requirements for the Pro version.

From all that I can tell the Pro simply means 2.x vs 1.x

Prerequisites:

Microsoft .NET Framework ≥ 2.0 (already included in Windows Vista and higher) or Mono ≥ 2.6.

KeePass Edition Comparison

http://keepass.info/compare.html

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Hello, have you considered a physical token instead of (or in addition to) system-stored passwords?

I have been passing this solution around to friends whose companies have started permanently preventing a password's re-use.

https://www.passwordcard.org/

I store passwords in some locations online but I use this to generate them.

Later!

JohnB

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