Locking Down Your Passwords with KeePass


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:

  1. Make regular backups of your KeePass database. If the USB flash drive fails, you won't be able to recover anything.
  2. 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.
  3. Never forget the master password.