Password Managers

jimbo1763

jimbo1763

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#1
Does anyone use a password manager or have recommendations along those lines?

All of the recent security breaches have me considering one. Trying to keep various passwords for various sites straight is becoming really burdensome, especially if I try (as the experts advise) to avoid using the same password multiple times.

I took a look at Dashlane. I did not get very far, though, and I may not have given it a fair chance. I did not see the simplicity of use that I wanted and that, based on reviews, I expected. Maybe simplicity is a relative term?

Cheers.
 
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Quatroux

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#3
I've used RoboForm for 4 years. My company provided it. I liked it so much that I went out and bought a personal license with their cloud package so that all of my devices sync to it.
 
jimbo1763

jimbo1763

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#4
I've used RoboForm for 4 years. My company provided it. I liked it so much that I went out and bought a personal license with their cloud package so that all of my devices sync to it.
Do you run Chrome by any chance? It looks like RoboForm may have some issues with it (because of what Chrome allows, not because of Roboform)?
 
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kredd

New Member
#6
I use LastPass since 2010. It saved me lots of problems with all those passwords. You have to remenber only one pass which will enable you to log into LastPass. You can edit and modify saved passwords and logins etc. It has extensions to all popular web browsers.
 
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Why am I still doing up?
#7
I use LastPass since 2010. It saved me lots of problems with all those passwords. You have to remenber only one pass which will enable you to log into LastPass. You can edit and modify saved passwords and logins etc. It has extensions to all popular web browsers.
+1

I used to use KeepPass but had a ton of trouble trying to sync databases (even through dropbox). LastPass makes this stupidproof (the $12/year phone app is icing on the cake).
 
jimbo1763

jimbo1763

Moderator
#8
I have been trying them out. One of the things that I have found on the ones that tout the ability to import user names and passwords is that it is not necessarily a good thing. In my case, the import feature has resulted in lots of sites being loaded up that I had frankly over the years forgotten about and no longer use or want. Rather than weeding them out one by one, I have started with an empty "vault" and have been loading it up site by site as I go.

Another thing I have noticed is that the auto-load feature (entering passwords and logging in automatically) may not work on certain sites. These are primarily financial sites (at least what I have noticed) where the user name and the password are entered on separate pages. Same applies for a site that also requires a Captcha entry to prevent bots.
 

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