KeePass Password Safe Professional
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"Very Good: Like it a lot; my new password word manager."
What I like most is the Auto Type feature as I have multiple user IDs and passwords. Plus I now keep useful information in the NOTES section so I have everything (including phone numbers, serial numbers, etc.) in one place. And it is free! However, I still use my browsers favorites more often than the Open URL feature for frequently used web sites. But a technologically savvy friend loves RoboForm so you might want to check it out also.
It takes several mouse clicks to get to the URL and have KeePass "automatically" enter the ID and PW. But who can predict how long it will take a web page to come up and be ready for data entry? Also, I found that the shortcuts of Ctrl+V and Ctrl+U do not always work on my Windows XP-SP3 PC. So KeePass still has a few "rough edges" and is not perfect in my opinion.
Also, now that all of that sensitive information is on your computer, one needs to protect it. Keep a copy of the file off site as well as on a thumb drive.
I recommend KeePass 2 (or some other password manager). I found it fast and easy to implement. Read the instructions and it is easy. KeePass forced me to get organized. I also changed some of my passwords to be more secure. And I finally added a Windows User sign-on password as an extra measure of protection.Make sure your select the desired KeePass entry before using the shortcut keys (Ctrl+U and Ctrl+V).
I suggest that you make your KeePass Master Password extremely secure as it is now the only one you need to remember. Mine is over a dozen characters in length and it contain both upper case and lower case alpha plus numeric and special characters.
And again, back-up (also off site) ... especially the *.kdbx file.
Updated on Feb 17, 2012
Also, you may find the article "Hack Proof Your Passwords" of interest and useful. It appears on pages 19-21 in the January 2012 issue of CONSUMERS REPORT magazine.
Updated on Apr 20, 2012When use Autotype (a great feature in my opinion) make sure that (1) the web page is loaded and (2) that the cursor is in the correct location (i.e., User Logon ID field).