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Poll Results: Which Manager do you use?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 4% of voters (1)
    I voted for more than one Password Manager
  • 41% of voters (10)
    I have more than 15 accounts that use Passwords
  • 0% of voters (0)
    I have less than 15 accounts that use Passwords
  • 41% of voters (10)
    I use LastPass
  • 16% of voters (4)
    I use KeePass
  • 0% of voters (0)
    I use RoboForm
  • 4% of voters (1)
    I use DashLane
  • 0% of voters (0)
    I use DirectPass
  • 4% of voters (1)
    I use both LastPass and KeePass
  • 4% of voters (1)
    I use a Physical and/or Digital documents that needs decryption using a Cipher.
  • 12% of voters (3)
    I use an Algorithm similar to what Plan9 and others have suggested ( Post #9 for Plan9 )
  • 12% of voters (3)
    I Remember each unique password mentally
  • 12% of voters (3)
    Other(s) please specify
24 Total Votes  
post #31 of 128
Pen and paper?

Statistically, that's the safest place to keep track of your passwords assuming it's going to be kept in your house.
post #32 of 128
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Originally Posted by randomizer View Post

That site uses relatively rudimentary checks. It does say it's not foolproof and that's very true. A password of "Password1234" gets a score of 84%. It's looking for patterns and misses the bigger picture. Words are bad, and it doesn't check for words.
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Originally Posted by andrews2547 View Post

Pen and paper?

Statistically, that's the safest place to keep track of your passwords assuming it's going to be kept in your house.
Not really. I've lost count of the amount of times I've seen people leave their password on a post-it next to their computer (and sometimes even leave a short description for that the password is for!)
post #33 of 128
I don't personally do it, but I kind of like the email idea.

Randomly generate passwords however you desire, and remember one password for your email account. (Make sure it's secure.)

Then if you need a password, log into your email. Unless we think that gmail has some kind of security issue, which as far as I know...they don't.

I just use the browser method with a master key. Seems to work fine for me until I have to reformat and forget to back them up. Then I spend the next 3 weeks cussing every website and resetting passwords rolleyes.gif
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post #34 of 128
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I just use the browser method with a master key.

I'm curious about how good the built-in password managers for most modern browsers are when secured with a master password. Does anyone know if the passwords are actually encrypted with this as the key, or if it's equivalent to putting a padlock on the door but leaving the jewellery sitting on the window sill?
    
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post #35 of 128
It seems FireFox uses triple DES for encrypting which is pretty good, however you are still limited to a single factor of authentication (your master password).

Using a password manager that allows multi factor authentication (such as LastPass with a YubiKey) is much better.
post #36 of 128
Quote:
Originally Posted by randomizer View Post

I'm curious about how good the built-in password managers for most modern browsers are when secured with a master password. Does anyone know if the passwords are actually encrypted with this as the key, or if it's equivalent to putting a padlock on the door but leaving the jewellery sitting on the window sill?

I can't speak for Windows nor OSX, but on Linux they're stored by the desktop environments password database (eg KDE wallet) which is encrypted.
post #37 of 128
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Originally Posted by Bitemarks and bloodstains View Post

Using a password manager that allows multi factor authentication (such as LastPass with a YubiKey) is much better.

That's a given, but some of us are lazy. tongue.gif I have a Yubikey but don't use it because I know I'll forget it when going to work, or I'll lose it and then I'm really screwed unless I have a "trusted" computer, which sort of defeats the purpose.
    
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post #38 of 128
Put it on your key chain smile.gif or use one of the other various multi factor options available.
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Put it on your key chain
keys get stolen.
post #40 of 128
I don't carry a keychain since I get public transport. Any keys I do carry are in my wallet and taking up as much space as 50c coins. I might look at some of the other options, or just try not to lose things. tongue.gif
    
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