Have you ever forgotten your password and had to reset it? Have you ever used the same password for all of your accounts and had one hacked? Or is there a significant security breach that has left you feeling vulnerable? KeePass can help. Learn here what you can do;
If you’ve been using the same password for multiple accounts or updating your passwords regularly, it may be time to switch to a password manager. With KeePass, you can generate unique passwords for each account, save them all in one place, and automatically type them in when logging into an account.
KeePass is one of the best password safes: it’s free and easy to use, and its open-source code means you can be relatively sure that it’s free of bugs that can negatively affect your security.
However, it has one major drawback compared to LastPass and other online solutions: it does not synchronize between devices by default. But that doesn’t mean it can’t! We’ll show you how to automate this using Google Drive in the example below.
First, you will need the Kee-Pass GoogleSync Plugin from https://sourceforge.net/projects/kp-googlesync/. Download and install it by copying the Google-SyncPlugin.plgx file into the KeePass installation directory. Then launch KeePass and open the database you want to synchronize. It is good to create an entry for your Google account if you don’t already have one by entering accounts.google.com in the URL field.
Go to KeePass Tools > Google Sync Plugin > Configuration and select the appropriate account from the Google account menu. In the Auto Sync field, you can configure how the KeePass installation should sync: download the file automatically but not save changes from the local machine, or on the contrary, do not include the database stored in the cloud in the local file, but send new entries.
KeePass will ask you for your Google account login details the first time you use it, but everything will automatically work.
If you’ve been using the same password for multiple accounts or updating your passwords regularly, it may be time to switch to a password manager. KeePass is a free and open-source password manager that you can use across different devices. It also offers two-factor authentication by giving you both a key file and a key file generated by an application like Google Authenticator.