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Keepass wins awards and recommendations

score: 100 – October 2019 – Keepass was given Editors choice awards or recommended by over 50 Windows magazines or websites. It has also been selected by some European governments as the password safe standard and is installed by default. Keepass also participates in software auditing projects.

KeePass Quick Entry Plugin

score: 100 – August 2017 – This KeePass plugin lets you re-open your KeePass file with a short password if you can do it in one try.

KeePass Can Replace Authy Desktop

score: 100 – March 2024 – Twilio's authy desktop authentication app is being discontinued. Here are my recommendations to replace it. I've included a tutorial on using KeePass for your Time-based One Time Password authenticator.

Finding stuff in Keepass

score: 100 – February 2021 – As important as saving your passwords and other information in a password safe, is being able to retrieve it. Here are three ways to make finding your keepass stuff easier.

Using Keepass to track license expires

score: 100 – March 2020 – Keepass can be used to monitor expiration dates for antivirus and other subscriptions and renewals.

QuickSearch Keepass plugin

score: 100 – July 2019 – The QuickSearch plugin adds customizable incremental search to Keepass. I've replaced Keepass's built-in search with it.

Keepass Update

score: 100 – June 2019 – Some new Keepass features and a review of some old ones you might have missed.

How I setup Keepass

score: 100 – May 2019 – I change many of the default Keepass settings to make it easier to use or and safer. I've found more of these "tricks" over time, so even if I set you up, there could be new stuff here.

Adding Fields to Keepass

score: 100 – September 2018 – Adding custom fields, like account numbers, to Keepass entries.

Saving Attachments in KeePass

score: 100 – August 2018 – Keepass lets you secure any file as an attachment as well as include secure notes with your records.

Two important KeePass changes

score: 100 – June 2018 – KeePass just keeps getting better. Two of the newest improvements were especially useful. There is now an autosave option and an auto-minimize option.

KeePass: Entering your username and password

score: 100 – February 2018 – These tricks should make KeePass easier for you to use. Here are lots of ways to submit username and password.

Wonderful Keepass Plug-in

score: 100 – June 2015 – AutoTypeSearch, a Keepass plug-in, pulls up a search if the Auto-Login fails to find a match. This allows you to quickly find and login even when Auto-type fails.

Auto Login with Keepass

score: 100 – May 2015 – Keepass allows you to log into a website or program with the press of a hotkey (CTRL-Alt-A). This article shows you how to adjust it if the default conditions don't work.

KeePass Portable

score: 100 – February 2014 – KeePass offers a good portable version and along with the Kingston traveler flash drive, you can alwas have your passwords with you.

Syncing Keepass with Mobile Devices

score: 100 – August 2013 – How to sync your Keepass safe between your phone, tablet and desktop computers

Keepass Custom Fields

score: 100 – August 2012 – KeePass offers custom fields for each entry. These can be very useful for Security Questions and account numbers that may need to be filled in on a website. They allow you to select the field and copy it without having to scroll through the notes and hightlight and copy.

Introduction to KeePass

score: 100 – October 2011 – An introduction to Keepass password safe.

Why switch to KeePass

score: 100 – October 2011 – Reasons to quit using OCS Passwords and move to Keepass password safe.

How to switch to KeePass

score: 100 – October 2011 – Switching from OCS Passwords to KeePass.

KeePass Quickstart

score: 100 – October 2011 – A Quickstart Guide to Keepass password safe.

HotKey Login with KeePass

score: 100 – October 2011 – How to setup Keepass to log you into websites with the press of a single hotkey.

Getting the most from KeePass

score: 100 – October 2011 – Important tools for making KeePass even more effective.

Video Links to KeePass

score: 100 – October 2011 – Screencasts I've made to help with getting the most from KeePass.

Two Useful Keepass Improvements

score: 89 – July 2017 – Keepass's new Password Quality report is an excellent way to check the quality of your passwords and redo those that fall short.Another new feature is listing duplicate passwords.

Faster and easier website login with KeePass

score: 89 – June 2017 – Keepass's Selected Autotype function explained and demonstrated. A better way to login.

Printing from Keepass

score: 83 – October 2013 – How to print from Keepass password safe. This article shows you how to print single entries, groups, or the entire database as well as to configure your output.

Proper Password Encryption

score: 80 – October 2015 – A simple clear overview of the concepts for encrypting passwords and using the result to encrypt data. I use Keepass as an good example.

Passwords - The latest

score: 69 – June 2023 – Password cracking tools are getting better and better. They are progressing right along with other computer and Internet technology. Many passwords that were safe, are insecure now. Here's how they are cracking your passwords and what you need to do about it.

Check your passwords

score: 69 – February 2023 – How to improve your password system, or create a new one. Basic rules for password and other vital information storage. Mistakes you should avoid.

The Best Password Managers

score: 69 – April 2021 – What types of password managers are there and which are best?

Don't save passwords in browsers

score: 69 – July 2017 – Letting your browser save passwords for you is a bad idea. It is either very inconvenient or it is insecure. This article shows how various browsers handle saving your passwords and why you shouldn't let them.

Passwords on phones and tablets

score: 69 – June 2014 – Easy password entry using Keepass2Android on phones and tablets.

Safe Log ins

score: 69 – February 2013 – People log in to websites backwards. This causes them all sorts of problems. Email gets hacked. Passwords lost. Problems logging in. All this will end if you create your passwords and log in to important sites frontwards, instead of backwards. You begin with your password safe, then the website.

LinkedIn Breach

score: 69 – June 2012 – LinkedIn lost the hash of 6.5 million passwords, and this breach has some lessons for all of us. You need to make passwords that are unbreakable even if the hash is stolen.

Checking File Downloads

score: 63 – September 2018 – Sites are imitating legitimate sites and providing good software, but with adware attached. So, for example, keepass.fr is not the real keepass.info site and could provide a malware infected version of Keepass. How to protect yourself. Tips for protecting yourself including the use of VirusTotal.

Keepass. Move your recycle bin

score: 56 – November 2018 – Organize your Keepass folders

Creating Passwords with KeePass

score: 56 – October 2011 – How to create passwords with Keepass password safe.

Clipboard Managers

score: 52 – March 2024 – Clipboard managers make your computer life easier. They remember what you copied and can bring it back later. You can edit clips, save and organize them and paste older clips again. Here are two excellent ones.

A Better Way to Do One Time Passwords

score: 52 – May 2023 – This article recommended Twillio's Authy for the desktop, which was killed by Twillio. There is some general 2fa information that may be of interest, but not the recommendation of Authy.

Tracking Important information

score: 52 – April 2022 – Here's how to track all your software licenses, Unique passwords and other critical information. All your passwords should be unique.

Best articles of 2021 Part 1

score: 52 – January 2022 – A short description of the best and most important articles from the first half of 2021.

Three categories of encryption:

score: 52 – September 2021 – How to quickly judge the type of encryption you are promised by vendors. Understanding E2EE and when it is important.

Best articles of 2020

score: 52 – December 2020 – A list of the best articles of 2020. These are the ones I think are most important.

Preparing for a new computer

score: 52 – November 2020 – Create a spreadsheet for all your software to ease the transition to a new computer.

Recycling Computers

score: 52 – August 2020 – Before you recycle your computer, you should remove the private data from it. But how is this done? I cover both SSD and HDD drives and wiping it entirely, or just your data so it can be given to someone with the OS and some software intact.

New Windows 10 Danger

score: 52 – February 2019 – Microsoft has added a dangerous new feature to the latest Windows update. They now offer to save all your clipboard content forever in plain text. You can even store them on Microsoft's servers.

Veracrypt: Securing files

score: 52 – April 2018 – VeraCrypt is a solid, safe, simple way to maintain strong security for some of your files. Their File Container option excellent if you need to keep some of your files private.

Never click on any unsolicited email link

score: 52 – February 2018 – This is the one true foolproof way to avoid all spam phishing attacks. Use the technique to never fall prey to a phishing attack ever.

Doing a Credit or Security Freeze

score: 52 – October 2017 – I did a credit or security freeze to reduce the problem of identity theft. Here is all you need to know to determine if you should too.

File Explorer Tips

score: 52 – May 2016 – Microsoft's File Explorer is actually a very good file manager, however few people know all the tricks that can make it work best. Here are some tips to help you get the most from Windows File Manager.

Recommended Windows Programs

score: 52 – July 2015 – My recommended Programs for Windows with links to get them.

Amazon Account Recovery

score: 52 – February 2015 – How Amazon quickly and easily allows you, or any hacker with access to your email, gain access to your Amazon account and reset your password and then your recovery email address.

How to Quick Search in Firefox

score: 52 – April 2014 – Quick search allows you to enter both the search term and the place to search site in the address bar for quicker returns.

Private Searching

score: 52 – February 2014 – DuckDuckGo offers anonymous searching and a great search engine. Here is how to make it the default search engine in Firefox, Chrome, and Android systems.

Password Cracking Improvements

score: 52 – October 2013 – Password cracking has been improving very fast requiring stronger and stronger passwords to be safe.

Using Truecrypt

score: 52 – June 2013 – Truecrypt is excellent for encrypting your files, however, there are many different ways to use Truecrypt to work properly given specific objectives. This article explores a few of them.

My Favorite Android Tablet Apps

score: 52 – June 2013 – These are my current (May 29, 2013) favorite Android Apps for my tablet. Perhaps you'll find something new in here.

Using Sync

score: 52 – December 2011 – What is Sync and how can you use it? The different types of synchromization. Using Sync for backup. Issues to consider.

How to make a good master password

score: 52 – October 2011 – How to make a good master password.

Interesting News articles

score: 36 – December 2013 – A few interesting news articles about self-driving cars, modular phones and a comparison of Lastpass and Keepass.

Great new KeePass2Android feature

score: 24 – January 2018 – Keepass2Android Share feature makes it even easier to access your passwords on your phone or tablet.

Password Insights

score: 24 – September 2017 – What have we learned after examining millions of hacked passwords and what does it tell you about how to construct your own passwords?

21st Century Passwords

score: 17 – December 2011 – Making strong passwords for small form factor devices

Windows Tip: Using Snap Layouts

score: 7 – May 2023 – How to use Windows Snap Layouts. These are actually useful in some cases. They've become part of my normal routine.

Never Use the Same Password Again

score: 7 – April 2023 – Probably the worst security mistake beginners make is re-using their password. Databases are available online containing 22 billion usernames and passwords. Never use a password included in that database. Your username password combination are probably there more than once, so don't repeat them.

Secure email services

score: 7 – June 2021 – Two secure email services and a discussion of the issues with secure email. Followed by some tips for those who only infrequently need secure email message transmission.

Think about their business model. part 2

score: 7 – February 2020 – Be careful and figure out the business model of software and services you use. Too often, they are tracking you or even installing malware.

Two Factor Authentication

score: 7 – October 2019 – Though two factor authentication is all the rage, if you use a password manager and have good, unique, random passwords, then it might create more problems than it solves.

Credential Stuffing

score: 7 – May 2019 – Credential stuffing is the large scale, automated attempt to match leaked usernames and passwords to hundreds of potential sites.

EU Funding Bug Bounty

score: 7 – February 2019 – EU is now offering significant bounties for finding flaws in popular open source programs.

Thunderbird, using a master password

score: 7 – January 2019 – Use a master password to encrypt and protect your email passwords. A how to guide for Thunderbird and Intellect.

Work Remotely

score: 7 – May 2018 – A good, secure, inexpensive way to use your office computer from anywhere. Work from home or while traveling, safely and conveniently.


score: 7 – February 2018 – The Windows clipboard holds only one piece of text at a time. AceText from JustGreatSoftware holds as many as you want (a thousand by default) in the ClipHistory. Whenever you cut or copy text, AceText captures it into its clipboard history. AceText saves your clips even when you reboot your computer.

Critical Chrome Problem

score: 7 – February 2017 – Chrome has a vulnerability where your vital address and credit card information can be stolen. Here is the fix.

Cloud storage considerations

score: 7 – June 2016 – Before you store your information or your clients', you should consider the security of the online storage service. Here are the principles you need to know.

Will Congress Make Security Illegal?

score: 7 – April 2016 – The Draft Burr-Feinstein Bill essentially makes good security illegal. It cannot work, will not help, but will hurt our security. Legislating that pigs will fly, won't make them fly. Here's an explanation and links to action you can take.

Experts Versus Non-Experts

score: 7 – November 2015 – Google researchers compare regular users with security experts to reveal differences on security practices and beliefs. We can all learn from how we differ from the experts.

Review your passwords

score: 7 – October 2015 – Passwords tend to stick around for years, so it is necessary to review them and update them occasionally. You need to get rid of any that are too short or duplicated.

The Best Articles of 2014

score: 7 – December 2014 – My own picks for my best articles of 2014 in case you might have missed any.

Google Account Recovery

score: 7 – December 2014 – How does Google handle account recovery (when someone claims to have lost their password) and what you should do to check your settings.

Private Browsing

score: 7 – February 2014 – How to browse the internet like a bird and leave no trace.

Help With Regular Computer Maintenance

score: 7 – December 2013 – Monthly maintenance should be done on all computers. This includes checking for possible problems and updating. I offer this as a service, but explain here what needs to be done.

Enable Click to Play

score: 7 – April 2013 – Due to the continuous litany of threats from browser plug-ins like Java and Flash it is important to set those plug-ins off by default. This will prevent "drive-by" attacks. Fortunately both Firefox and Chrome make it easy to do this. Here's how.

Gawker Security Breach

score: 7 – February 2011 – What we can learn from the Gawker Security Breach

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