Password Safe Version 3.2
4 September 2011
I’ve been using Password Safe for about 3 years, and would recommend it to everyone. Yes, it’s free. I just downloaded the latest version, and discovered the following pretty cool features:
1. You can ask the program to automatically fill in password fields on websites. Cutting and pasting wasn’t hard, but this is twice as easy!
2. It’s now possible to customize the passwords the program generates for you. Choose the number of characters, the number of characters that should be lowercase, the number that should be uppercase, etc. You can even ask the program to generate passwords that are readable (rather than gibberish).
Yes, those features are for lazy people. But laziness in these areas will give you more time to spend elsewhere, like replacing old passwords every few months.
If Password Safe doesn’t quite do it for you, Beta News has a review of a range of password managers. Perhaps one of them will strike your fancy.
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[…] You should keep that in mind when creating answers to security questions. Instead of providing the actual answers, I recommend creating real passwords as answers to these (i.e., your mother’s maiden name could be entered as “d9IgzUe33s”), then keeping track of these additional passwords in a program built for the job (I’ve discussed such programs before). […]