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Old 05-10-2013, 02:50 PM   #21
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Old 05-10-2013, 04:33 PM   #22
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I use KeePass because it is free. It is easy to setup and use. Autofill won't work for me at Vanguard but does at Fidelity. At most sites the autofill doesn't work but I just drag and drop the userid then the password. I now have complex userids and passwords. KeePass lets you print your database and I keep a copy in my safe deposit box. No experience with any other password manager.
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Old 05-10-2013, 04:54 PM   #23
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1Password is my utility of choice. I have it on my Desktop, phone and tablet and it can sync among those platforms, cloud or not (though using the cloud is more convenient). As noted for some other programs, auto login does not work with every site.
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I still use Whisper 32. Mostly because I've been using it for about 15 years. I should move over to Keepass, especially since they added Whisper import capability. I like Whisper, but would recommend Keepass to someone looking for a password manager.
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1Password is my utility of choice. I have it on my Desktop, phone and tablet and it can sync among those platforms
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I've used 1Password for years, and it hasn't ever failed me.
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:24 AM   #27
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Thank you for all the feedback everyone. As was mentioned, the amount of passwords to keep track of is really getting to be a pain.

I assume all these programs will generate robust passwords for you.

Do others besides KeePass allow drag and drop if auto fill doesn't work?
I am thinking that easily filling in the log in fields is the whole point of a manager.

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..... At most sites the autofill doesn't work but I just drag and drop the userid then the password. I now have complex userids and passwords. KeePass lets you print your database and I keep a copy in my safe deposit box. No experience with any other password manager.
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:37 AM   #28
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I think both Password Safe and KeePass Password Safe will do everything you need. They are both free and actively maintained open source; so, you have nothing to lose by trying one or both of them to see if they work for you.
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Do others besides KeePass allow drag and drop if auto fill doesn't work?
I am thinking that easily filling in the log in fields is the whole point of a manager.



Thanks again.
Roboform gives you a variety of ways to do it. The problem in my experience of several years has never been with auto fill. The problem at some sites is that you may not be able to auto fill and auto submit. For those sites, I set it up where it auto fills but doesn't auto submit (that is, Robofrom auto fills in everything and then I manually hit submit).

The other thing I like is that when you come to websites where you need to fill in information (name, address, etc.) Roboform will do that for me as well.

Of course, it does a lot of other stuff such as generate strong passwords and you can keep notes in it. I like that the master password and the cloud password can (and should) be different. Also, you don't have to store anything on the cloud if you don't want to.
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I assume all these programs will generate robust passwords for you.
KeePass will generate a password but some sites don't allow special characters or are not case sensitive. I find it to be fun to generate my own complex userid and password for example userid - h7%cVW:+Kqa password - Ju8!beG?(9&viRM*zX
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If the robust password generator isn't built in, there are plenty of generator programs out there. Of course, this means one more program to run. Here's a link to one such program that I've used and like: Download Random Password Generator 1.0 Free - Generates any quantity of passwords with one mouse click

Frankly, I think just as important (or perhaps more) is to have an anti-keylogger installed as if you have a simple password or a robust one, a keylogger can capture either easily. I think the chance of someone peeking over my shoulder or running a cracker against a sign in password is less than being hit with a keylogger.
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I am generally clueless about the programs mentioned here.
what do they do? save passwords? make a file of passwords? generate passwords? I would like to have a program that keeps my passwords and stores them. but that only I can access. is that what they do?
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I would like to have a program that keeps my passwords and stores them. but that only I can access. is that what they do?
Yes.
Google the names, go to their websites and read the descriptions. Most have free trial versions.
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:36 PM   #34
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FYI... Dashlane
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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/06/te...nted=all&_r=1&

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The only decent solution is to install a dedicated password memorization program (like Roboform, KeePass, LastPass, 1Password, and so on). Last week, one of the best was just improved: Dashlane, now at 2.0. Its attractive, effective, loaded with timesaving features and available for Mac, Windows, iPhone and Android and its free.
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:49 PM   #35
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I assume you have to log into Dashlane when you want to use it, or be at risk of having your laptop/phone stolen and Dashlane helpfully supplying access to all the accounts and credit cards to the thief. Sounds nice, but I prefer to leave my password vault closed except when I'm using it.
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Old 06-14-2013, 03:55 PM   #36
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I love this forum. I'm currently very frustrated by my antiquated password program (that nobody mentioned here). I need a new one. So, I think: "Joe, what does ER say?" I type in "password managers" on the search box above, and bingo, here I am.

It looks like "keepass" is winning and I'm going to give it a try. Dashlane actually looks like it does too much for me.
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Here is an excellent review of LastPass by a well known security expert:



Here is the transcript of the LastPass discussion:

https://www.grc.com/sn/sn-256.htm
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I just downloaded the LastPass wallet for my phone. Haven't done anything with it yet, but still really impressed with the password manager. This looks like a nice add on and it was free.
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Old 08-18-2013, 10:27 AM   #39
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I am finally about to upgrade from my (once a smartphone) BlackBerry 9780. The Password Keeper app is BlackBerry secure, which I love, and when I back it up to my computer (BlackBerry Desktop Manager) I know I can get access to it again if I lose my phone. What concerns me is the wireless functions of the password apps (as opposed to Blackerry phone to computer) so far mentioned with regard to security. Any opinion re: wireless security issues for any of these apps? Thanks !
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