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7 of the Best Free Linux Password Managers   
Tuesday, January 18 2011 @ 03:38 PM EST
Contributed by: sde

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.

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