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Password Safe

Counterpane Labs brings the security of Blowfish to a password database


You can download Password Safe 1.7.1 from this web site. Password Safe is also available from filedudes.inet.pl.


Many computer users today have to keep track of dozens of passwords: for network accounts, online services, premium web sites. Some write their passwords on a piece of paper, leaving their accounts vulnerable to thieves or in-house snoops. Others choose the same password for different applications, which makes life easy for intruders of all kinds.

With Password Safe, a free Windows 9x/2000 utility from Counterpane Labs, users can keep their passwords securely encrypted on their computers. A single Safe Combination--just one thing to remember--unlocks them all.

Password Safe protects passwords with the Blowfish encryption algorithm, a fast, free alternative to DES. The program's security has been thoroughly verified by Counterpane Labs under the supervision of Bruce Schneier, author of Applied Cryptography and creator of the Blowfish algorithm.

Password Safe features a simple, intuitive interface that lets users set up their password database in minutes. You can copy a password just by double-clicking, and paste it directly into your application. Best of all, Password Safe is completely free: no license requirements, shareware fees, or other strings attached.

Password Safe is a product of Counterpane Labs, the research arm of Counterpane Internet Security, Inc. Counterpane Internet Security, Inc. offers leading-edge expertise in the fields of 24x7 intrusion detection and prevention, preemptive threat discovery, forensic research, and organizational IT systems analysis.

See Counterpane's Blowfish page for more information on the Blowfish algorithm, including links to more than 120 other products that use Blowfish, and visit Counterpane's home page at http://www.counterpane.com/.


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