Free Ways to Organize and Protect Your Passwords

Last Updated Jun 21, 2007 3:03 PM EDT

keepass.jpgYou already know the importance of choosing effective passwords (you do know that, right?), but with that comes a dilemma: How can you keep all those passwords organized while at the same time keeping them secure? has 10 answers for you: Free software and services designed for safe, effective password management. For example:
KeePass: One of the most popular password managers out there, KeePass is great because it's open-source, free and cross-platform -- available for Windows, Linux, OS X, and even mobile devices. It keeps all your passwords, online and off, in a secure database, so you only have to remember one master password. Be sure that master password is safe!
I've long been a fan of Passwords Plus, which syncs my passwords with my Palm handheld so I've always got them with me. It's not free, but I'd be lost without it. What's your favorite password-management solution? Hit the Comments page and let us know.
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