Discussion A good password manager

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  1. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Just did a count on paper and realised that there are some 32-35 passwords that I need to manage. From my office mail to my bank account. And most of these are accessed at least once a month.

    1- How many passwords do you have?

    2- Any patterns in remembering them?

    3- Any way to have them secure and accessible at all times, short of writing em down on a piece of paper and keeping in your wallet and then losing your life when you lose your wallet??

    Just remembered 4 more. Lol!

    Help
     
  2. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    The list grows to 42 Pwords!
     
  3. BANHAMMER

    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    It is bad idea to store password anywhere including browser.
     
  4. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    +1 to that. but what's the solution? Memorize them? What do you do?
     
  5. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    There is an Android app called Pocket

    Its used to store Passwords & other personal credentials. Quite useful, I used it last year.
    Its saves the passwords/info on the cloud using your own Dropbox account & uses 256 Bit AES Encryption. So your data is quite safe.


    Other option is aWallet


    As for remembering passwords .. I just use a portion of the Service which I am logging into, in the actual password .. Not the most secure way but easier to remember.
     
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  6. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    I store them in an excel file :)
     
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  7. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Good point there Moz. Saving em in an excel sheet would make more sense.

    I would not want cloud storage with this information though.
     
  8. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    The info is encrypted and stored in your own cloud account
     
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  9. BANHAMMER

    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    Actually yes.
    I have about 7-8 passwords which I use in variants.
    Keeping password in any kind of unencrypted file like excel sheet or plain text is worst idea ever.
     
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  10. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    How about PDFing them? and keeping on a cell?
     
  11. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    Use aWallet then.
     
  12. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Downloading
     
  13. BANHAMMER

    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    Obscure them. I mean bury them in disguise and then encrypt the files with single passphrase using trucrypt.
     
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    SumitB RAID Staff Staff Member

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    1password. Multi platform. Can use dropbox. Try it out.
     
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  15. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    I should have mentioned, I keep the excel file encrypted as anuz recommended as well.
     
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  16. BANHAMMER

    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    You know on linux there is an application called as wallet which can keep passwords and all.
     
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  17. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    If there is one for linux, there are probably a hundred for windows :p
     
  18. BANHAMMER

    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    It is a native application to KDE I think. And security is something which exists on Unix right from day zero. On windows security was a later thought and it started coming after windows XP.
    Security is one area where windows can never compete with Linux.
     
  19. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Agreed.
     
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    idutt RAID Rookie

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    i store my passwords in the old fashioned way ie i write it down in my diary
     

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