Chapter 4c. Using a Password Manager
Some of the most common mistakes people make involve the choice of a weak and easily
crackable password and/or reusing the same password for multiple accounts. It can be a frustrating
task for many people to choose different and complex passwords for every online account they use.
However, without doing that, if one of their accounts gets compromised, the attacker will very
likely have access to all of their accounts and will discover them shortly. Additionally, As of this
writing, CNET has reported that both the United States NSA and FBI have been asking service
providers for anything from individual user passwords to entire password databases.
No longer can the difficulty of remembering multiple complex passwords be an excuse for
dangerous behavior. The simple solution to the problem is a password manager. In this chapter,
you will install, and learn how to use, KeePassX, a secure and encrypted offline password generator