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Sep 17, 2014 21:11 |  #1

seems no matter what i do i can't keep track of my passwords,and locked out of my accounts,we didn't have computers when i was in high school so in my 30's slowly learned and still learning ! so how are people storing there passwords,on what and where to have quick access to them when needed! for a short time i had roboform a password manager it work until they wanted to charge me for there service,now i'm keeping my PW's in a book near my PC. kind of works but not vary safe,any one have ideas!thanks..


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Sep 17, 2014 22:31 |  #2

I use LastPass. The browser plug-in is installed in every browser on all of my PCs and I pay $12/yr to access it on my mobile devices. Well worth it.




  
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Sep 18, 2014 18:24 |  #3

KeePass 2/professional (external link), which is free. I have the encrypted password file kept in dropbox and sync'd to my android phone, which I can view and update using this app (external link). I don't know if there's a browser plugin, I tried a few when I had an older password manager and found them annoying, so I do it manually.


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Sep 18, 2014 23:34 |  #4

tim wrote in post #17164019 (external link)
KeePass 2/professional (external link), which is free. I have the encrypted password file kept in dropbox and sync'd to my android phone, which I can view and update using this app (external link). I don't know if there's a browser plugin, I tried a few when I had an older password manager and found them annoying, so I do it manually.

this seems like a good idea,never even though of dropbox! thank you sir.


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Sep 18, 2014 23:55 |  #5

I keep a document in box.net which has the IDs and passwords in it. But in there, they are just the right clues, and partial passwords. Enough so that I can know it but nobody else could really figure it out.

It also contains software product keys.

What drives me batsh(t crazy is sites and apps which force new and ever more complex passwords into the mix. Hard to keep up with that.

By the way, when my brother worked on an IBM support desk, he found that password forced changes and complex rules just led to most employees putting passwords on post it notes.


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Oct 15, 2014 12:30 |  #6

Passwordbox is quite good, also generates new random ones (and saves them).


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Oct 15, 2014 12:39 |  #7

Another vote for KeePass. I have both the desktop version as well as mobile app.


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Oct 15, 2014 12:43 |  #8

My password is always password, so I never worry about remembering it.

https://www.youtube.co​m …=UU6K0a2vmEIaLn​PfBITmzbrA (external link)




  
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Oct 18, 2014 17:41 |  #9

I never use passwords but rather pass phrases associated with mental pictures.

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Oct 18, 2014 21:41 as a reply to  @ AZGeorge's post |  #10

I do a little of most that has been posted.

1) I keep my passwords simple, but complex enough to satisfy most sites... at least 8 letters and 2 numbers.

2) I keep an abbreviation of my password added (by edit) to each Chrome bookmark link on my laptop browser.

3) I export all my chrome bookmarks regularly as an html to a private file on GoogleDrive - that I can access with my Android smartphone or any other pc.


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Oct 19, 2014 12:00 as a reply to  @ bubbygator's post |  #11

I use 1Password by Agile Bits on all my devices (iPhone, iPad, Macs)

https://agilebits.com/​onepassword (external link)

It's the best password manager I've used, especially if you use multiple devices and/or in a mixed environment of Macs and PCs.


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Oct 19, 2014 12:49 |  #12

CoJM wrote in post #17214419 (external link)
My password is always password, so I never worry about remembering it.

https://www.youtube.co​m …=UU6K0a2vmEIaLn​PfBITmzbrA (external link)

you must be joking right ! i have herd that lots of people do this !not recommended .


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Oct 20, 2014 07:50 |  #13

blanex1@netzero.com wrote in post #17221553 (external link)
you must be joking right ! i have herd that lots of people do this !not recommended .

See video.




  
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Oct 20, 2014 08:08 |  #14

I don't even try to remember forum passwords. I just hit the "I forgot link" if needed.

For passwords I care about (email password is the most critical and you better have two factor turned on) they are stored on encrypted thumb drives.




  
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Oct 20, 2014 08:21 |  #15

I go old school. I have an address book from the $1 store that I use to post my info.


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