Wednesday, May 18, 2011

KeePass Password Safe

As promised in a previous post, I am now going to further detail KeePass and give some arguments on why I like using it. For more information please refer to the KeePass website.

So, what is KeePass? KeePass is an open source password manager. This means it's a free application used to store user credentials. However, once you begin using it, you will find it can do much more than just store passwords. The nice thing about KeePass is that you can find a build/implementation for just about any OS out there. The different implementations are available for download here. Note that there is also a portable version if you don't have access rights to install the application, or if you wish to keep the entire application on an USB stick.

How KeePass works

Monday, May 16, 2011

Keep your friends close and your passwords closer

With the continued growth of internet usage more and more people face a challenging problem. The more frequent you visit different websites, the greater the change you will have to create some account for that particular website. Gone are the good all days when you had just one account (email) and one password for your Windows/Linux/Mac. There is a mis-attributed quotation from Bill Gates "640K ought to be enough for anybody". I wonder if it refers to 640K of user credentials. Because honestly, while I'm not quite there, I don't have much to go.