How many passwords do you have? I have literally hundreds. You probably have loads too. Or maybe you don't, because you use the same password everywhere. Which is, of course, a really bad idea.
Finding a way of keeping all your passwords stored safely isn't easy. You can write them down in a book, of course, but you need to be careful where you keep it. Unbelievably, it's actually possibly to buy password books, complete with a cover that says Internet Password Book in great big letters! Needless to say, I don't recommend them.
If you really insist on writing down your passwords, there's a different sort of book you can buy. Have a look at https://www.amazon.com/Safe-House-Internet-Organizer-Disguised/dp/150553... for example, which is a book available from Amazon that looks like a conventional novel but is really a heavily-disguised place to write down your passwords! Clever, eh?
But if you want to use software to keep your passwords safe, and you want to do it for free, then KeePass is what you need. It's a password organizer for Windows that keeps all your usernames and passwords safe in an encrypted database. All you have to remember is the password for the database itself, and the software then protects everything else.
KeePass is open source, portable, and is a 3 MB download from http://keepass.info. You'll want the Professional version (2.x rather than 1.x), which is still free. It's also malware-free according to VirusTotal and Web of Trust.
The latest release was launched just a couple of weeks ago, so if you're already a user of KeePass but haven't updated recently then you should probably do so.
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