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Old 05-04-2018, 09:22 AM   #1
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I've been putting this off for a long time but the number of accounts that require passwords is becoming staggering for me and there is no way I can remember them all.

I use a program that isn't even available anymore to keep them on my PC and do feel pretty confident they won't be hacked, but that program isn't compatible with cell phones.

What are you folks doing/using?
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Old 05-04-2018, 09:32 AM   #2
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I tried one password gizmo but it automatically logged me in whenever I went somewhere that needed a password.

A lot of good that would do if someone else got my computer or cell phone.

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https://www.lastpass.com/
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Old 05-04-2018, 09:49 AM   #4
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Thats the one I tried and did not like the way it worked.

It is entirely possible I didn't set something up correctly.
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Old 05-04-2018, 08:46 PM   #6
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You guys have last pass premium for the $2 a month of just the free version?


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I only have about three passwords total.


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LastPass is good, but I agree the mobile interface is annoying. It tries to fill forms that aren't even for passwords and pops up when you don't want it.

The best way to secure passwords isn't long strings of numbers and symbols though. Try coming up with a long phrase, e.g. 'ContractorTalkIsMyFavouriteForum'. Those are just as hard to crack and easier to remember.
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Interesting dilemma.

For years on PC machines, I kept files that anti-virus flag as "hack tools" in password protected zip files.

So for example, I'd store the utils in a password protected file named "password_is_unlockme.zip".

I just checked, and iPhone users can use, open, create, store ZIP files easily using WinZIP or similar tool.

I'm going to look into this more. One advantage is I could use the iPhone Lightning cable to hook up to a PC and add/change/delete such a file easily - even if the existing one got corrupted.

Another advantage, is I'm not dependent on having a connection to cyberspace or being mysteriously locked out of my online password manager.
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I've been using Keypass for years and am quite happy with it.
https://keepass.info/

On my phone I use Keypass2Android
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...droid&hl=en_CA

I sync the KDBK file with google drive. A bit more setup required than other solutions, but it's free and works reliably for me.
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You're smart to think about getting one. I've been using 1Password for years and I think it's the best out there. We used LastPass at our company and I hated it. Glitchy and everything is stored in the cloud. 1Password syncs everything through the cloud but works with a local copy. Autofill works pretty well too.

https://1password.com/

Just looked, I'm up to 551 different logins!
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LastPass is the best one I used. Just set it up correctly.
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The more things change, the more they stay the same. I'm using a rolodex for those mf's. :0
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The more things change, the more they stay the same. I'm using a rolodex for those mf's. :0
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Old 05-12-2018, 09:45 PM   #18
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It depends on what all you need it for. I use 1password though.

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