Linked by Howard Fosdick on Sat 10th Nov 2012 07:28 UTC
Bugs & Viruses If you want to ensure you have adequate passwords but don't have the time or interest to study the topic, there's a useful basic article on how to devise strong passwords over at the NY Times. It summarizes key points in 9 simple rules of thumb. Also see the follow-up article for useful reader feedback. Stay safe!
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by WereCatf on Sun 11th Nov 2012 00:25 UTC
WereCatf
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2006-02-15

I personally just use Keepass2 to keep my passwords safe. The password database is very strongly encrypted so if you have a strong password for the database there is no way anyone is going to get to the actual contents of the database. Once in Keepass2 allows you to create passwords automatically, allowing you to specify things like which character set to use, how many characters, should there be special characters and so on and so forth. Also, once you copy a password or username from the database to clipboard Keepass2 will empty the clipboard after 10 or 15 seconds, making sure you won't even accidentally reveal your passwords.

I have a strong password set up for the database, I always store any new login stuff in there, and I keep a copy of the database on my desktop, mobile phone, server and in the cloud so that even if one -- or even multiple -- devices were to break I'd still always have a copy somewhere. Also, the Android - app is handy on-the-go.

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