If you are like me, you have one or two passwords that are re-used on most sites. This may be OK for your Facebook account, but definitely not good enough for root login to the database server.
Also, your colleagues may share passwords with you, for example a company Twitter account or a company support mailbox.
If you are like me, you probably write those passwords on a post-it note on the screen. Not great for security.
But how can one remember different passwords for each and every web site? That is a lot of different passwords.
A while ago we started using a great online password storage called Passpack.
One great feature of Passpack is the sharing of passwords. For example, I can share the root login to our database servers with the techy guys, and I can share the log in to our Twitter account with the social media people.
The sharing even works outside our own company, so I can easily share passwords with our marketing and PR companies.
Even better, Passpack works both on the computer and in the phone. So I can quickly access my passwords on the go. I use Passpack to store many different personal things that can useful: credit cards, banking details, etc.
The passwords are stored online in an encrypted password file. The password file is decrypted on your local machine using a “Packaging Key”. The Packaging Key is basically a password for the password file. The Packaging Key is never sent over the Internet. So, even if someone gets hold of your password file they cannot open it.
I will never share my Packaging Key with anyone, but I can easily and securely share all other passwords with colleagues. Great!
Read more about Passpack’s security features on their site.