Diving Into Offline Password Managers

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An offline password manager is a security software that creates intricate passwords upon request. It helps users recall difficult passwords. You can use it to store all the passwords to your banking, online forums and social media accounts. Offline password managers contain numerous security features to protect your password database from hackers and virus infiltrations. Here are some of them:

1. KeePass

KeePass is a popular open-source offline password manager that’s been in existence for fourteen years. You can use it to store passwords to your Windows log-in account, email address and online banking accounts. Users can convert their password lists into popular formats such as CSV, HTML, TXT, and, XML. This feature helps users conveniently migrate files to a new computer or cloud storage purposes.

KeePass grants users complete freedom to review its code before downloading it. KeePass uses sophisticated security algorithms to generate passwords and protect your personal database. You can access it on Windows, Linux, and MacOSX.

2. Password Safe

Are you looking for a reliable free offline password manager? Password Safe allows you to encrypt the passwords to your Amazon, Bank, email and various membership accounts using the best security algorithms. Password Safe alerts users whenever they use the same password on more than one website. This mistake causes hundreds of thousands of online users to lose their PayPal and bank accounts to hackers.

Password Safe comes in a portable version that’s compatible with Windows 7. It’s available on Windows, Linux and MacOSX.  Password Safe is available in a variety of languages such as English, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Korean and German.

3. 1 Password

1 Password is a paid offline password manager. Users choose between two types of monthly subscriptions: Individual and Family. 1 Password also doubles up as an online storage account to enable you to back up important documents.  You can use the same 1Password account on a variety of devices. Users can also retrieve passwords and items that were deleted within a span of 365 days. This is a great advantage to entrepreneurs, because they can easily retrieve lost customer and supplier contacts.

1 Password uses two-step authentication to effectively protect your password database.

4. Enpass Password Manager

The advantage of free offline password managers is you can extensively review their codes before using it. You won’t pay anything to use EnPass Password Manager, plus it comes with a browser extension for Chrome, Mozilla, and Safari. Whenever you visit a new website and sign up for membership, EnPass Password Manager automatically stores your login credentials in a highly encrypted password database.

EnPass Password Manager is available on Windows and Linux. Users can also download free EnPass Password Manager Apps on iTunes and PlayStore. It enables users to back up important files on DropBox, iCloud, OneDrive and Google Drive.

5. RoboForm

Did you know that hackers love targeting smartphone users because they don’t use smart password protection methods? You can count on RoboForm’s smartphone app to protect your PayPal, Skrill and Amazon accounts. This app is available for Android, Apple, BlackBerry and Windows smartphones. RoboForm has a brilliant browser extension for Chrome, Mozilla, and Safari, too. RoboForm’s browser extension offers helpful notifications on how to create strong passwords. You’ll also receive a warning whenever you use the same password on a different account.

RoboForm stores your names, email address, postal address and contacts to facilitate swift registration whenever you are signing up for new membership on various websites. You won’t need to type in the details on the online form, because RoboForm provides all the information using auto-fill feature.

6. Passacre

If you have trouble coming up with new passwords, Passacre will do the job for you. It works by using one password to generate unlimited passwords for newly created accounts. Its relatively small size ensures smooth running in the background while you complete other tasks. Passacre uses one password to generate additional ones, so you won’t need to export your password list to online back-up accounts.

Take note, however. Passacre is suitable for intermediate computer programmers because it requires users to type in instructions using Command Line.You’ll also need to install Python on your computer before using Passacre.

7. LazLock

Portable software allows users to access features without installing it on their computer. It’s convenient for computer owners who are wary of running installation files that may contain viruses. You won’t pay anything to download LazLock to your computer, and it is available for both Windows and Linux.

Lazlock protects user passwords using 128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption.  This is the same encryption technology which the United States government relies on to safeguard its vast databases. Lazlock has a strong in-built password generator that ensures you won’t repeat the same passwords whenever registering for new online accounts.

Use this password manager to manage your uploaded content as you work with your freelancers on various projects.

8. GNUPG Privacy Guard

GNUPG Privacy Guard uses a message encryption protocol known as OpenPGP. Unlike most password managers, GNUPG Privacy Guard requires no reading software to help it manage your password database. Reading software guides software to understand and execute commands. Its open-source nature allows users to inspect its code before installation. GNPUGP Privacy Guard uses symmetric key encryption to protect your emails from hackers. Symmetric key operation is where two or more computers communicate using unique special codes that help identify the correct sender, and intended recipient.

You can download this amazing offline password manager software on Windows and Linux operating systems. 

9. My Login Vault

MyLoginVault runs on a unique USB drive that stores your password database. You can use the dedicated MyLoginVault USB drive to store photos, documents, music or videos. This USB-based, offline password manager costs approximately $28 dollars with no monthly subscriptions. To access your passwords, simply plug the USB drive into your computer.

MyLoginVault is user-friendly to the general public, unlike some password managers which are only suitable for individuals that are conversant with Command Line. The fact that nobody can view your passwords without accessing the dedicated USB drive provides better data security.

10. S10 Password Vault

S10 Password Vault is a free offline password manager for personal use that comes in various computer and smartphone versions. You can install it on Windows, Linux or MacOSX, or  you can use the portable version. Small business owners can purchase a pocket-friendly version that supports numerous accounts and computers.

The best advantage of using S10 Password Vault is that your password database is protected using military grade encryption. It’s also simple to use and understand. Users can save their password databases in TXT file format for convenient manual backup on DropBox, Google Drive, and, iCloud.

11. Keeper

Keeper is a free, off-line password manager that guarantees high-level password database security, and is also available on iTunes and PlayStore. Keeper also offers paid family and business accounts which contain numerous data safety and back-up features. It also comes with a browser extension for Chrome and Firefox browsers.

Keeper has a fingerprint scanner to protect your password database from unauthorized access. Users can upload their credit and debit cards to enable fast payments. You can use the two-step verification feature to safeguard your Keeper account from hackers.

12. LastPass

Last Pass comes in free and paid versions. There’s a family account that allows more than five users to store their social media, online stores, iTunes , and banking log-in credentials. LastPass allows users to safeguard their password databases using two-step verification.

Your master password allows you access to your password database. It’s advisable to write it down on a piece of paper and store it safely. Master passwords cannot be recovered, so forgetting it could mean losing an entire password database.

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Posted 9 August, 2017


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Nick is the Entrepreneur Correspondent for Freelancer.com. He is based in Sydney, NYC, & London. His life consists of frequent flyer points.

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