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Password Creation & Management

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Password creation and management is one of the first things you should consider when thinking about web and office security.

Everything you do on the internet, including accessing it in most cases, will require a password. This is the very base of your pyramid of web security.

Knowing how to properly create and manage strong passwords is the perfect place to start the security discussion.

We need to investigate and see if each computer has a secure password because if someone gets in this can stop them. The above video provides a great solution for home businesses.

Password Software

We use this free software most of the time as it is secure and has a portable application as well which is great for travelling. What it does is provide the password for a short period then delete which is necessary if accessing public wifi.

KeePass Password Safe
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What is KeePass?

Today you need to remember many passwords. You need a password for the Windows network logon, your e-mail account, your website’s FTP password, online passwords (like website member account), etc. etc. etc. The list is endless. Also, you should use different passwords for each account. Because if you use only one password everywhere and someone gets this password you have a problem… A serious problem. The thief would have access to your e-mail account, website, etc. Unimaginable.

KeePass is a free open source password manager, which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your passwords in one database, which is locked with one master key or a key file. So you only have to remember one single master password or select the key file to unlock the whole database. The databases are encrypted using the best and most secure encryption algorithms currently known (AES and Twofish). For more information, see the features page.

How to Use!

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