Friday, November 26, 2010

Password keeper...the little APP that can!

Let's face it, the further we go in to the digital age, the more time we spend online.  Spending more time online means more accounts,  more login information, and more passwords.  There is little we can do about it though.  Sure you could make all your logins and passwords the same, but while that may be simple, it is certainly not very safe.  However, having so many different logins and password can be confusing and hard to keep track of.  In my experience with friends, most people don't keep proper track of this very important information.  Some of these you may only need every so often, for example, when setting up a new computer.  Others you may use weekly, or daily at work.  Trying to keep them straight is the trick.  Enter the little APP that can: Password keeper!  It's already on your BlackBerry, and you probably didn't even know it.  It comes pre-installed, and makes its home inside the Applications folder.

The icon itself looks like a small safe.  When you open this app for the first time, you will be prompted to enter a password twice.  It is VERY important that this password is one that you will never forget.  This is the password that will protect all you other passwords :-)

Once you have entered your password, you are greeted by an almost blank screen with the only option being to enter a new password. here you will be prompted to enter some information.  Enter in a title, username and password and a website (if you want).  Save and exit.  Use this every time you use a login and eventually you will have all your accounts listed.

I know what you're thinking :-)   What happens if you forget your password for password keeper?  You get 10 attempts to put in the correct password, after that?  They all get erased!  This keeps people from "snooping" or "hacking" your BlackBerry in hopes of find out all your secret information.

Now, go grab all those little post-it notes you have with all your passwords on them, and take a few minutes to enter them all in to Password keeper.  You never know when it just might save a call to tech support :-)

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