by Bob Jamieson for Daves Computer Tips
Using one program to manage passwords across multiple platforms
This is NOT a how-to on password creation or design.
If that is what you’re looking for, then do a search on this site using the keyword “password” and you’ll see quite a few results. A lot of articles by Jim Hiller, and also the DCT resident security professional, Ken Harthun.
Regardless of how you create passwords, ultimately you’re going to want to store them electronically. That’s what this article is about, and more specifically the freeware crossplatform password manager “KeyPass”:
The use of a password manager is particularly critical when you have a lot of passwords. With a password manager, all you have to do is remember one password to gain access to all the others. Of course, all a hacker has to do is break that one password, and he/she will have access to all your passwords (so make that one password strong . . .again, see articles by Jim Hillier and Ken Harthun.)
If you’re like me, you have a gazillion passwords because in addition to email accounts, on line banking, credit cards, payment methods like PayPal, the popularity of “Epayments” for utilities and such, you also register for a lot of forums and web sites.
I have maybe a coupla’ hundred passwords, some seemingly important and some seemingly not so important and some probably obsolete and just clutter. But each is different, and there’s no way I could remember all of them without some kind of password manager/password storage.
This excerpt is shared with permission from davescomputertips.com.