Passwords

NOTE: This is an old post. KeePass is still around, but I've moved to using 1Password.

I have a lot of passwords... I mean a whole lot. And with what I do, security is important so they can't all be the same or easy.

A while ago I found a piece of software called "KeePass" that makes life much easier.

From their site: "KeePass Password Safe is a free, open-source, light-weight and easy-to-use password manager for Windows."

Basically, it let's you have one little file that has it's own password. Inside that file are all your other passwords.

A few of the nicer points about it:

- It's open-source (which I'm a big supporter of) - It will generate as many passwords for you as you want - The passwords it creates for you aren't likely to be broken easily. For example, it makes things like: Vb4iTwpRmTX4g - When you open the main password database file you can drag and drop these tough passwords into login boxes. So, you don't have to even know what your passwords are - The file is really small and you can carry it on a usb keychain thumbdrive drive. I do this so I can always have it with me and so I don't have to leave a copy on my work machine - It's free

Check out their site if you are interested: [[https://keepass.info/][keepass.info]]