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Old 08-22-2012, 08:20 PM   #21
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:24 PM   #22
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I thought the flattery would throw you off. Nice catch.
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:20 PM   #23
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I use KeePass. It stores my userid, password and the url.

I have a 24 character password to get into the KeePass safe. I ran it through a password brute force tester https://www.grc.com/haystack.htm and it would take "Massive Cracking Array Scenario: (Assuming one hundred trillion guesses per second) 9.38 hundred billion trillion centuries" so I guess it is pretty good!

I make my own passwords for sites that require security using all the possible characters they allow at each site. My passwords are crazy for example Ju%9+ah2$Pz9*qT#(kN1@ and each site that requires a strong password gets this type of one. KeePass was easy to install.
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:58 PM   #24
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I currently use CryptInfo on my Palm Treo 700p, with SmartSync backing it up on a couple of computers. It was discountinued long ago, even before Palm...

I'm moving to an Android phone before the end of the year. I've looked at mSecure and Lastpass as replacements. Both are multiplatform and will sync phones and computers. I'm also looking for secure storage more than form-filling capabilities. I'll keep my eye out here for additional suggestions.
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Old 08-23-2012, 12:04 AM   #25
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:26 AM   #26
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I use KeePassX (https://www.keepassx.org/) which was a port of KeePass to Linux. It has since been ported back to Windows and ported to the Mac. I have been using it for years and it has served me well.
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:54 AM   #27
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Interesting comments so far.

I began using a password manage for two reasons. First, to keep track not only of passwords but also usernames, because some websites have unique naming conventions and it was becoming a chore remembering them all. Second, I use more than one computer and a hard file of logins is not easily shared. RoboFormToGo on a flashdrive worked very well - until it died.

Now, with the iPad, a flashdrive based product isn't a good option. We may get iPhones at some point, so a multi-platform product that is cloud based might work. Mobile device security concers me more than desktop computers, so I guess some reading and education is warranted before deciding what to do.
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:54 AM   #28
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Check out SplashID Safe for storing passwords and any private data in an encrypted data base. It works on PC's, Macs, iOS and Android devices. I am not sure about Linus based computes.
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:30 AM   #29
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I am not sure about Linus based computes.
Thanks for the unintentional laugh. Makes me think of Linus dragging his blanket, and all the passwords are written on it.

I'm using the Palm software to store many types of data. And it is stored in an encrypted TrueCrypt volume.
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RoboFormToGo on a flashdrive worked very well - until it died.

Now, with the iPad, a flashdrive based product isn't a good option. We may get iPhones at some point, so a multi-platform product that is cloud based might work. Mobile device security concers me more than desktop computers, so I guess some reading and education is warranted before deciding what to do.
I've been leery of the cloud based solution for passwords although perhaps I'm wrong on that.

You can get multiple licenses for your Roboform product then you should install it on more than one computer and then can simply manually copy over your logins. That would keep it non-cloud based but allow use on more than one computer.

However, I don't think that works for an iPad and that you have to use Robofrom everywhere for that..
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I've been leery of the cloud based solution for passwords although perhaps I'm wrong on that.
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For some reason the idea of storing my passwords in the cloud just rubs me the wrong way.
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:49 PM   #32
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+1 - Lasspass - it works, it's secure, and easy to use
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:46 PM   #34
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I just installed mSecure with the file stored on Google Drive. The file itself is encrypted, so no problem sending it to the cloud. I have access to the Google Drive on my Windows desktop, laptop, and will have it on the new phone. Also works for iPhone and Macs. Pretty basic, which I like, no form fills, but it will copy user names or passwords to the clipboard if you want. I like having the local file available
for times when I'm not internet connected. It can manually sync mobile and desktop by itself, or you could use Smart Sync, but Google Drive seems easiest and automatic.

I also tried Lastpass, but it seemed to require internet connection in order to access your information. It holds everything on Lastpass servers instead of locally on your computer. Makes it impossible to look up DW's SS# unless I'm internet connected.

Keepass looks very similar to mSecure and free. That might be my choice.
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+1 - Lasspass - it works, it's secure, and easy to use
Lastpass just got bought by Logmein. Some folks aren't pleased:

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Of course, not all tech acquisitions make for happy customers. While seemingly innocuous, the deal has sparked an outcry from LastPass customers, some of whom say they refuse to do business with LogMeIn.

On a LastPass blog post discussing the acquisition, user comments are nothing short of brutal.
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The overwhelming criticism seems to revolve around a few key concerns regarding LogMeIn's business. For one, LastPass won the hearts of its users because it was a pure security company, and the fear now is that LogMeIn will turn LastPass into a feature rather than a remote access product, which adds the possibility that security will become a secondary focus.
LastPass bought by LogMeIn for $110 million | ZDNet
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I've been using a PW protected spreadsheet for years. Just need to remember one PW that way and it works on all my PC's. I typically back it up once a month to two different external drives, like I do all my personal files, and so far no issues.
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It's very simple to remove the password for Excel spreadsheet. Search YouTube for instructions. Might want to add that file to encrypted folder or drive.
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It's very simple to remove the password for Excel spreadsheet. Search YouTube for instructions. Might want to add that file to encrypted folder or drive.
True, and all my active/working personal files are on a password/encrypted USB SanDisk and are only attached to a PC when I need them. My backups are always off line and physically secured. To be honest, for me, I'm more concerned about what a malicious key stroke logger can do.
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Old 10-11-2015, 11:16 AM   #39
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I also use KeePassX. Then I use BitTorrent Sync to sync the password file between my PC, Mac, and Android phone, so I always have access to my passwords. (If I were setting it up from scratch I might look into syncthing to replace btsync. btsync has been getting a little pushy about wanting me to upgrade to the pro version lately.)
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I have uses lastpass for about three years. I download 1password the other day, and exported the lastpass file.

While I think I prefer Lastpass, 1password does have some advantages. The vault can be kept on ICloud, Dropbox, or on you hard drive and I think thumb drive. Using Icloud or Dropbox sync with Ipad and Iphone worked fine. I also use the wifi sync to sync with Windows PC.

So far I have only used the free version
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