Storing Passwords in a Safe Way

  • Episode 252
  • July 17, 2012
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Protect your data with a different strong password for each service and easily retrieve those passwords using the encrypted KeePassX software.

This episode is sponsored in part by: Netflix, Eco Alkalines, Garden Gate Farms and Cordery Electric.

Topics Covered:

  • Robbie Ferguson and Hillary Rumball present from the Category5 studios in Barrie, Ontario.
  • Happy Birthday to Robbie Ferguson and Hillary Rumball.
  • {play 8:25}Viewer Questions.
  • Viewer Comment: When I'd previously asked about my people counting system, I forgot to mention that this is actually being done by a physical hardware device.
  • Viewer Question: I tried Zorin OS 6.0, Ubuntu 12.04 and Linux Mint 13 and all I get is a white screen with a flashing cursor. However, Debian installed okay. Since the distros are all based on Debian, why do they not install, but Debian does?
  • Viewer Question: My Intel Centrino Wireless-N 130 is not working on Debian. What can I do?
  • Viewer Question: I have Ubuntu 11.10 on my desktop, and would like to setup an Exchange-like server on it. Is there some way setup an Exchange server on Linux?
  • {play 26:33}Finding episodes of Category5 Technology TV is much easier using the new Episode Matrix.
  • The progress of features on the new Category5.TV web site.
  • Please consider donating to Category5.TV by visiting the Donate page.
  • {play 31:42}Top Stories from the Category5.TV Newsroom.
  • Participating in the Category5.TV community does not require a member account.
  • Hillary's trip to Cuba.
  • {play 41:28}Feature: Securing your online profiles and services by improving the way you store and retrieve passwords, allowing you to use extremely strong passwords.
  • Why it's extremely bad practice to use the same password on multiple web sites.
  • Looking at KeePassX application for Windows, Mac and Linux.
  • Using Synaptic Package Manager to install KeePassX on your Linux computer for free.
  • Launching and configuring KeePassX for the first time.
  • Using safepasswd.com to generate your master strong password.
  • {play 55:23}Product Demonstration: SoundLogic Portable Media Speaker.
  • {play 59:48}Giveaway: A year of long distance and a MagicJack Plus from cat5.tv/magicjack. Congratulations to Davetech from Los Angeles, California!

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  • Host: Robbie Ferguson
  • Co-Host: Hillary Rumball

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