Google, while being a company that most people automatically associate with highly professional quality services, is no more immune to failures and fiascos than any other major digital technology corporation. This is something that every single Google user should never let themselves forget, and even less so the more they depend on the Google giant for many of their online data storage and work management needs. This applies especially when it comes to the security you need in order to protect your digital information in a way that will keep it from being totally erased, hacked or stolen.
By now, most the WWW is abuzz with the security compromise at Linkedin. It is good to note that the team at Linkedin have been quick to respond and have blocked all the compromised accounts requiring you to reset your Linkedin password. Affected users have also been informed by email.
If you’re like me, you’ll have hundreds of accounts all over and you’ll need to remember an equal number of usernames and passwords.
Good security requires you do not keep the same password for all your accounts and so it would totally impossible for you to memorize all the passwords.
This is where password managers come into play. A password manager will allow you to save the username and passwords for your various accounts and visit the site and fill in the password and login to the site.
Here are five completely free software that allow you to manage your passwords.
LastPass is a Firefox or Internet Explorer browser add-on that stores all of your passwords locally and synchronizes all of them to any other browser (with the same add-on) using 256-bit AES encryption.
LastPass includes added features of sharing passwords with your friends, importing and exporting data, generating secure passwords. It also allows you synchronize your accounts with your online LastPass account and use bookmarklets to fill in the passwords.Read More »Five Freeware Software to manage your Passwords
If you’ve forgotten the password to edit the Excel file Excel Password Remover 2008 can come to your rescue. Excel Password Remover is a FREE Excel add-in that removes/cracks sheet and workbook password protection in ExcelÂ®. This program will remove passwords of any length, also passwords containing special characters.