STOTW – Storing Passwords Safely

The more online access you have, the more passwords you are likely accumulating.

While some people re-use passwords for multiple online accounts such as Facebook, Google+, and Twitter, etc., this is a dangerous practice from a security perspective. If a hacker somehow gets a hold of your password, he or she has access to every other online account that uses that password.

The best practice is to have a strong and unique password for each account. But how can you manage all of these passwords? There are a couple of open source programs that can do the job.  KeePass and Password Safe allow you to organize and store your passwords securely.

Best of all—they are free!

 

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