Docstoc

Generate and Manage Passwords

Document Sample
Generate and Manage Passwords Powered By Docstoc
					Generate and manage passwords
Subscribing to websites generally requires a password. This is also mandatory for forums.
Passwords are also used for some software.

The problem is:

       1) to find your password,
       2) to manageyour passwords.




To find your password you can do it alone or you can also use dedicated software. As for the
management of your valuable passwords you have a few applications created for this purpose but
you should also protect access to the software ... a password!

The proper use of password
Things to consider:

       Never use the birth date: just too easy!
       Never use the names (or names) of your family: just too classic!
       Mix numbers and letters, uppercase and lowercase for deciphering the complicated by the
        curious!
       Never give your passwords: Whether in real life as in virtual life, you're never immune to
        disappointments from people who think you can trust! A good password should remain
        secret and strictly personal! And it avoids suspicion in case of problems.
       If you think your password has been discovered, change it immediately!




GNU / Linux
Password Generators

pwgen
This program pwgen works in a console:
$ Pwgen15 will give a nice list of passwords with 15 random characters.
Make a man of pwgen for detailed options.
Link: http://sourceforge.net/projects/pwgen/

makepasswd

This program,makepasswd works in a console:
Make a man makepasswd for detailed options.
Generators and Password Manager

Revelation

Under Debian, go to Tools and select Revelation Password Manager.
This program allows you to manage your passwords, but also to generate them specifying their
length.
To create passwords:

      View Menu
      Submenu generator password
      Adjust the length
      Click on Generate
      Copy / paste the output




KeePassX

Under Debian, go to Tools and select KeePassX-Password Manager.
This program allows you to manage your passwords, but also to generate them specifying their
length.
To create passwords:

      Menu Extras
      Submenu Password Generator
      Set options (types of characters, length)
      Click on Generate
      Copy / paste the output




Password GPass
Under Debian, go to Tools and select Password Manager.
This program allows you to manage your passwords, but also to generate them specifying their
length.
To create passwords:

       Add
       Enter data (name, description, duration ...)
       Click on Generate
       Set options (types of characters, length)
       Click on Generate
       Copy / paste the output




Windows
Password generators

Free Random Password Generator

       Allows you to create your passwords.
       or Windows 9x/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
       Freeware
       http://www.freerandompasswordgenerator.com/



PassX

Allows you to create your passwords.
For Windows 9x/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Freeware
http://www.troupware.com/software/main/passx.htm

Password generators and Manager

Multipass (fr version)

Allows you to create and manage their passwords.

       For Windows 9x/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
       Freeware
       http://gbsoft.free.fr/
Password Safe

Allows you to create and manage their passwords.

      For Windows 9x/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
      Freeware
      http://www.password-safe.net/



SuperPass

      Allows you to create and manage their passwords.
      For Windows 9x/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
      Freeware
      http://www.perrysoft.org/index.php?id=29

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Tags:
Stats:
views:19
posted:1/26/2013
language:English
pages:4