At a minimum, we recommend applying these four guidelines when creating a password:
- Use a minimum of 8 characters, and ideally 14 characters or more
- Use a variety of characters (caps, lowercase, numbers, and symbols)
- Do not use words that are found in the dictionary
- Use different passwords for each account you access
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KeePass is a free, secure password manager. You can put all your passwords in one database, which is locked with one master password, so you only have to remember one single master password to access all of your passwords. The databases are encrypted using the best and most secure encryption algorithms currently known (AES and Twofish).