Introduce Free Password Manager - Password Safe
Password Safe is a password database utility. It can keep track of unlimited number of usernames / passwords and allows you to safely and easily maintain them in a secured and encrypted file. A single Master Password unlocks them all for your use.
How to download Password Safe
Password Safe is an Open Source project hosted at SourceForge.net. The latest program updates, documentation, and news can be located at http://passwordsafe.sourceforge.net.
Password Safe is freely available and distributable under the restrictions set forth in the standard Open Source Initiative (OSI) "Artistic License." A copy of this license is included with the Password Safe installation package in the file named license.
The source code for Password Safe is available for inspection. Password Safe currently runs on Windows 95, 98, ME, NT4, 2000, XP, and Vista, as well as Microsoft's PocketPC. Support for additional platforms is planned for future releases.
For any questions, go to Password Safe Discussion Forums.
How secure is Password Safe?
Password Safe uses the Blowfish encryption algorithm. Blowfish was originally developed and released to the public by Bruce Schneier and Counterpane Internet Security, Inc. Bruce Schneier is the author of Applied Cryptography and other books, creator of the Blowfish algorithm, and founder and CTO of Counterpane Internet Security.
Blowfish is a fast, free alternative to the DES and IDEA encryption algorithms. Details on the Blowfish algorithm, including speed comparisons and an extensive list of products that use Blowfish, are available at http://www.schneier.com/blowfish.html.
Here is a forum reply on Password Safe discussion forums:
The good news is that pwsafe is designed and implemented using the best currently known cryptographic practices, the source code is available for review, and we've changed the design and implementation more than once after receiving feedback from reviewers. Based on this, we believe that there's no known attack on a PasswordSafe database better than a brute-force attack on the pass phrase. We've also taken measures to make such an attack as hard as possible. I recall reading about a brute-force cracking tool that could only generate ~900 attempts per second on PasswordSafe using a fairly strong PC, this being among the lower rates reported (compared to other security solutions). The encryption algorithm that PasswordSafe uses, TwoFish, is considered secure, and I'm unaware of any weaknesses that would allow an attacker to derive information about the encrypted data with less effort than a brute-force attack.
The less encouraging news is that a determined attacker can find other ways to find the passphrase, outside the scope of PasswordSafe. Attacks on the operating system, keyboard loggers, shoulder surfing, etc. can give an attacker the information she seeks without having to mount a brute-force attack on PasswordSafe. However, if you take normal precautions (never run untrusted executables, open untrusted attachments, apply security updates regularly, etc.), you should be reasonably safe.
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