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I can't remember all the userids and passwords I need at all the websites I go to.  I can't imagine anyone can!  But where do you store them?  You can write them down, but you need to put them in a safe so no intruder gets access to you bank accounts, etc...  I've used an old copy of CryptInfo on my Palm device for a long, long time.  But now I've found a better alternative, and it is open source and free!  You can find out more about it here:
http://passwordsafe.sourceforge.net/

It is a Windows application, I believe written in .NET.  It has great features such as selecting an entry and double clicking it to copy the password to the clipboard.  Or double clicking can "autotype" something for you, so you could even put your mouse on the password field in your browser for logging on to BigOnlineBank.com, open your vault from the tray icon, find BigOnlineBank in the list and double click.  The password gets filled in automagically and you can logon.

The latest version release just last week includes the option to put it on your U3 thumb drive, so you take your passwords and the password safe software wherever you go.

I liked it enough I had to write about it.  Know of a better option?  Let me know!

Oh, and I have to add that OpenID http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenID will be a much better solution someday, I think... 

It is actually a little scary to think that if somehow your online identity were to be compromised, it could really spell disaster, as ALL of your online activity could be compromised at once.  Something else to worry about :-).

 

Posted on Thursday, March 1, 2007 6:03 PM Open Source , FOSS , Windows XP | Back to top


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