Using KeePassX To Store Your Passwords Safely

Friday, 2012-July-06 at 23:39 1 comment

lnxwalt:

I would encourage you to take a look at his post, and to get KeepassX (or if you’re on Windows, you may use the original Keepass http://keepass.info/) and start using stronger passwords and separate passwords around the web.

Originally posted on PillowFortress:

KeePassX is a program for storing your passwords in a convenient and very secure way. Here is a excerpt from their webpage (with slight modifications):

KeePassX saves information such as user names, passwords, urls, attachments, and comments in one single database. The entries are sorted in groups. KeePassX also offers a little utility for secure password generation. The complete database is always encrypted either with AES (alias Rijndael) or Twofish encryption algorithm using a 256 bit key.

The official site can be found at http://www.keepassx.org/, where you can download KeePassX for use with Linux, Mac, and Windows.

This is an introductory tutorial in order to get you started.

1. Start the program. When you open your new database choose a master password (see Figure 1). THIS IS THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT PASSWORD YOU WILL HAVE: if you lose this password, you will lose access to all of your passwords. Also

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1 Comment

  • 1. uns0b  |  Saturday, 2012-July-07 at 19:12

    I never thought about using that before but maybe I should eventually. I get tired of typing passwords :)


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