Are your web passwords protected?
December 23, 2009 10:03am CST
Many people save their passwords in the web browsers so they don't have to type them every time. But there's a risk to it. There are many trojans designed to steal your passwords, credit card information etc without you knowing it. Do you save your passwords on the computer? What about important ones like paypal for example? There's a free program called "Keepass" that will keep your passwords safe. You can set up automatic login using keepass. Quote from their site: "Even if you would use all computers in the world to attack one database, decrypting it would take longer than the age of the universe." Doubt it's true, but the bottom line is- it's secure and you won't have worry about your passwords getting stolen again. btw keepas is popular legit program so you don't have to worry about keepass sending your passwords to someone secretly lol And keepass isn't the only password manager out there but it's the best one. Do you use some password manager or are you keeping your passwords unprotected*
24 Dec 09
Interesting question. It's something I've been thinking about for 10 years or so. But I never really found the time to protect my passwords. Most are just saved in the browsers. So when I clear my cookies, I usually end up asking for my password to be resent. I used Gator once. It saves your passwords so you can auto log in. I'm not sure if it had spyware though.