7 of the Best Free Linux Password Managers
A password manager is a utility which helps users to store and
retrieve passwords and other data. Most password managers use a local
database to hold the encrypted password data.
In today's society, people are faced with a bewildering amount
of information to retain. Most people read a considerable amount of
information online on a regular basis. Whether you conduct business
online, read for your job, or just read for pleasure, the internet is a
vast source of information. Retaining that information on a long-term
basis can be difficult. However, some nuggets of information
need to be recalled quickly. Passwords are one such example.
As a computer user, you will no doubt have numerous passwords
to remember. Some sites put restrictions on the choice of the password.
For example, a site may insist on a minimum number of
characters, capital letters, numerals, and other characters
which make choosing the same password for each site to be impossible.
More importantly, there are good security reasons not to duplicate
passwords. This inevitably means that individuals will simply have too
many passwords to remember. One solution is to keep the passwords in
written form. However, this is also highly insecure.
Instead of trying to remember an endless array of passwords, a
popular solution is to use password manager software. In fact, this
type of software is an essential tool for the active internet user. It
makes it easy to retrieve, manage and secure all of your passwords. The
passwords are stored in an encrypted file, protected by a
single master password. Consequently, the user only has to remember
a single password. Password managers encourage users to choose
unique, non-intuitive strong passwords for each service.
To provide an insight into the quality of software available
for Linux, we have compiled a list of 7 of the best free password
managers. Hopefully, there will be something of interest
here who wants to automate the process of entering passwords and other
data, and save the hassle of remembering multiple passwords. We give
our highest recommendation to KeePassX.
Now, let's explore the 7 password managers. For each
title we have compiled its own portal page, a full
description with an in-depth analysis of its features, screenshots,
together with links to relevant resources and reviews.
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Last Updated Monday, May 26 2014 @ 11:48 AM EDT