Voilá, you're done! KeePass is easy to use and does its job of protecting your passwords and personal data. The encryption algorithm is watertight enough to prevent advanced hackers with decryption programming know-how from cracking the code for at least a few years.
However, do keep in mind the following advice if you want to ensure that your data remains well-protected in the long term:
- Make regular backups of your KeePass database. If the USB flash drive fails, you won't be able to recover anything.
- The same thing applies when running KeePass from your hard drive: Make backups of the database regularly. The probability that somebody could steal your password database and crack it is by far smaller than the risk of a hard drive crash.
- Never forget the master password.