I finally got around looking into getting me a password volt. I have plenty of passwords and user ids that I have to write them down. Well, not really the safest way to do this so it’s more then time to use a tool designed to do just that.
This is just one of the several open source password volt applications available that I’ll let you know about in the next few days.
There’s a good introduction to this tool here.
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.
Download it here.