Password Managers

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Password Managers

Post by lmhjcr » April 28th, 2017, 8:59 am

Just curious, with all of the passwords we need to have and to change from time to time, is a Password Manager program something to look into getting or am I just as well off to simply keep a little book in my desk with all my passwords and just update that every time I change a password?
Thanks :)

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Re: Password Managers

Post by Irabbit » April 28th, 2017, 12:06 pm

I use KeePass, http://keepass.info/ , and I keep the data files on removable media which reduces the amount of time they are available for any malware attack. Just make sure you have a backup of the data files stored somewhere safe & updated as you make changes or additions. By using a password manageer you can use much more secure passwords since you do not have to remember them or type them in.

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Re: Password Managers

Post by lmhjcr » April 30th, 2017, 12:25 pm

Thanks so very much :) I will look into KeePass. I thought that using something like a password manager would allow me to create much longer and safer passwords, but just wasn't sure if they were actually any good. Thanks Again

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Re: Password Managers

Post by wd » May 1st, 2017, 9:28 am

take a look at lastpass https://www.lastpass.com/

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Re: Password Managers

Post by Irabbit » May 1st, 2017, 11:42 am

Another one to check out: https://www.roboform.com/ I used this before but, if I recall correctly, at that time you were limited to 10 passwords. According to what I see now it seems that you have unlimited entries for the free version & personal use. It was a very easy password manager to use & ionly went to KeePass because of the limited entries in Roboform..

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