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KeePassX: a free password manager for Linux, Mac and Windows

Mar 11, 2009, 22:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rodney Gedda)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"I could go on about the perils of passwords, but that won't change a thing. The harsh reality is the IT industry has built itself around passwords for en masse authentication and we as consumers all suffer. But it doesn't have to be a complete nightmare. And, yes, using the same password for many or all your authentication needs is a bad idea!

"I've found that using a password manager may be lipstick on a pig, but at the very least it provides an encrypted way of storing your sensitive information that can be backed up easily.

"Open source application, KeePassX, is a password manager everyone can try as it is free and runs on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows [XP and Vista].

"The basic premise of a password manager is simple -- store all your individual account information as separate "entries" in the password manager and use a master password to "unlock" the encrypted data store containing the passwords (and usernames, if applicable)."

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