Some of us have a hard time keeping our passwords in order.
When you surf the web you run into a lot of web sites that want you to have an account before you are truly able to use the site effectively.
They want to keep a record of who is using their product and also they might want to keep your information on file so that they can send you other offers.
The more sites that you sign up for to do this, the more passwords and usernames you have to remember.
Once you have been on the internet for a couple of years, this list can become overwhelming.
This is why you need a good password manager to use.
Unfortunately Windows 7 does not have one except for the software that comes pre installed in Internet Explorer.
But that is not, I believe, the best solution for storing your passwords.
You want something that is going to be safe and able to withstand strangers trying to get your information.
Managing Passwords With Keepass
One of the best bits of software out that does the job is called Keepass.
It is an open sourced based product that provides top notch security for your passwords and other information that you might have.
There is no need for you to worry about someone being able to get to your password because not only does the software store the password in a database, it also provides an encryption layer around it.
To be able to get into the file, someone would have to know the master key and they would only know that if you told them.
This means that, even if someone was to be able to get on your computer, they would not be able to break through the encryption layer on the password.
So, at the very least, you know your data is safe.
No-one will be able to log into your bank account without you knowing.
There is no reason for anyone not to use this software if they have a chance.
There are too many people storing their passwords in an unsafe manner.
Keeping your passwords on a piece of physical notebook paper or in a Word document with a password is not acceptable.
In this day and age with so much cyber thievery going on, you need to understand that your passwords are the key to your online identity.
If someone were able to get them, then you could be severely compromised.
If you want to be sure that your passwords are kept safe, then you must use software such as keepass or other alternatives to do this.
With so much temptation out there for people to steal, you do not want anyone to get a chance to steal your identity.
The threats are real both in the cyber world and the physical one as well.
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