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Windows 7: Help for save password securely

13 Jun 2011   #1

windows7 Ultimate SP1 x32bit
 
 
Help for save password securely

Recently someone in USA hacked my gmail account, I normally use "Lastpass" for save password, but now i think its not secure. Is it OK if i put my passwords into text files (encrypted) and save it my PC. Because if i forget them i can't use my emails ad FB accounts.
Is it ok if i save passwords using web browser password manager? But i have Xmarks and Firefox sync.
Actually i have 6 email address (4 personal use and other 2 for my blog)

How do you save your password securely?

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13 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM --> RTM clean install
 
 

Roboform Desktop Pro (there's also a free version).

keep your password somewhere else - not on your pc.
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13 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hi, killer bee. I use a piece of software called KeePass to store some of my important passwords that are hard to remember. I have found it very useful, and I highly suggest it.

KeePass Password Safe
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14 Jun 2011   #4

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
 
 

I agree with BriceH, KeePass is great and it even offers to generate passwords for you. I have used it for years and and it highly customizable and easy to use. One nice feature is that you can set a password to access your KeePass passwords but you can also have KeePass require a key file in conjunction with your password. This mean you could save your password on one source and then save your "key file" on say a usb thumb drive or even just on your desktop.
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14 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 x64 (SP1)
 
 

The problem is not Lastpass never was. No point in moving an insecure password to another system it is still an insecure password. What you should be doing is change all your passwords by using the "Generate Password" Lastpass provides, make it long and complicated. But it doesn't matter what you use an insecure password is still insecure.

Just for the record, Lastpass is secure. As long as the passwords it stores are secure and the master password is secure. The same applies to every password manager.
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14 Jun 2011   #6

windows7 Ultimate SP1 x32bit
 
 

I think "Roboform", "KeePass Password Safe" and "last pass" also use same thing. They sync passwords with the server? Am i right?
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14 Jun 2011   #7

Windows 7 x64 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by killer bee View Post
I think "Roboform", "KeePass Password Safe" and "last pass" also use same thing. They sync passwords with the server? Am i right?
Wouldn't matter, the software is not the problem.
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14 Jun 2011   #8

windows7 Ultimate SP1 x32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by killer bee View Post
I think "Roboform", "KeePass Password Safe" and "last pass" also use same thing. They sync passwords with the server? Am i right?
Wouldn't matter, the software is not the problem.
If not then what is the problem.
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14 Jun 2011   #9

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

keepass stores its files locally, using an encryted database .db file.

if you use multiple computers (including smartphones), you can do special tricks with syncing software such as sugarsync (or dropbox), but that kind of defeats the benefits of keeping it local.
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14 Jun 2011   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
keepass stores its files locally, using an encryted database .db file.

if you use multiple computers (including smartphones), you can do special tricks with syncing software such as sugarsync (or dropbox), but that kind of defeats the benefits of keeping it local.
Don't these services like sugarsync and dropbox store your files encrypted too? So there is basically no chance that the KeePass .kb file could be related to your system?
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