July 16, 2008

Free Password Managers and Password Quality Checkers

According to Microsoft's research an average computer user has 6.5 passwords. Everything from Email to Online Banking to sharing photos you need a password. You have to create easy to remember and difficult to break passwords. Here is some information about free password managers and password quality checkers which will help you to stay secure online.

Password Managers
A password manager is software that stores and manages user login information and passwords. It encrypt passwords and stores in a database. Some password managers also have an auto-fill facility , which will automatically loads user login information to the web forms like email accounts Sign-in page. You will only have to memorize 1 Master password

Password Safe
, is a free Windows utility. This software helps users to keep their passwords securely encrypted on their computers. Password Safe allows you to manage your old passwords and to easily and quickly generate, store, organize, retrieve, and use complex new passwords, using password policies that you control. Once stored, your user names and passwords are just a few clicks away.

Download Password Safe

LogOnce Toolbar is a free Plug-in for Internet Explorer that gives you the possibility to easily manage all the passwords of your internet accounts. This software stores login information on your or on a remote server. Storing information on a remote server will help user to use this online tool LogOnce from different computers. You will only have to memorize 1 Master password.

Download LogOnce

stores users password securely online. User can access there login information from anywhere if he is online. It can even log you in directly to most sites. No installation required.

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Passpack is a free online password manager. You can save up to 100 entries free. This online tool stores login information on an online server so there is no need to install any application on your system and its available via internet all time. It also has automatic login, Anti-Phishing, Import, Export, Backup and Restore, Password Generator, password quality tester and personal vault all in one facility. With Passpack you can quickly login to websites, as well as organize and store logins and private notes.
And there is also an optional offline package to access your account information if you are not online.

Download Passpack Offline

Password Quality Checkers
Password Quality Checkers will help you find out whether your current passwords are strong or not. A strong password should appear to be at least 10-14 characters and it should be a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.

Check your password strength

Microsoft Password checker

Related: Online tools to create strong passwords

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