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Windows 7: Password managers

28 Jan 2016   #1
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 
Password managers

I came across this this morning Password Managers Compared: LastPass vs KeePass vs Dashlane vs 1Password and I am wondering if I should be using something like the first one listed because it is free and I am never really sure of passwords as there always seems to be so many.

Any thoughts and advice on the use of these softwares??


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28 Jan 2016   #2
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I've been considering the same thing for the same reason. I saw the same article this morning. I've seen good things about LastPass and DashLane, which appear to be the best two of the bunch. Both LastPass and DashLane do not have a portable application according to the chart yet the description of LastPass says the Premium version does have a mobile app. The one thing that DashLane has that LastPass does have is Offline access and even that isn't totally true since, once you access the folder with the passwords online and transfer it to your devices.

LastPass Premium version is only $12/yr compared to DashLane's $40/yr. I'm leaning strongly toward LastPass.
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28 Jan 2016   #3
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Well Jeannie I thought maybe a way around the portable version is to make a stick with all the passwords on it and then Lastpass it?? (the stick)

Just because at the moment I keep my passwords on my phone in a form I know but it is a pain to have to make sure the phone is with you at all times and is up to date because again I tend to forget say my EBay PW and keep on having to retrieve it.
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28 Jan 2016   #4
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I've used LastPass and Dashlane.

Dashlane was fairly resource hungry and although I liked it - after they upgraded to a new version it started capturing credit card details for every transaction that I processed through my workplace's shopping cart (customer details) and I could not find a way to disable it on a per site basis. Maybe they fixed that but I haven't used it since then.

On the plus side I did like Dashlane Courier - send encrypted secure notes that self destruct after the recipient viewed them. Very good.

LastPass: Currently I use it to log into many sites where security isn't an issue.

That means:

No duplicate password that is used for more than one site.
No password saving for internet banking or email accounts.

Note: LastPass has been hacked a few times:

https://blog.lastpass.com/2015/06/la...y-notice.html/

What that means is that if you use it keep an eye out for emails from them and also keep an eye on security news.

So far only master passwords have been compromised and the only action needed was to change your master password. Your saved passwords for websites were not compromised.

1Password:

Never used it. It seems that you must download the desktop app and install it (like Dashlane)

I guess for that reason I'll stick with LastPass (browser extension)
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29 Jan 2016   #5
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for sharing your experiences with password managers, Chris. I would rep you but I need to spread it around more (mutter, mutter, mumble, mumble).
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29 Jan 2016   #6
z3r010

 

I've just started testing out lastpass yesterday for remembering all my general non-sensitive passwords, I paid for the premium and have on order a Yubikey4 for 2 factor authentication on the lastpass account.

So far it seems to do just what I need and I can start using random huge passwords all around the net without the need to remember them.
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29 Jan 2016   #7
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
I've just started testing out lastpass yesterday for remembering all my general non-sensitive passwords, I paid for the premium and have on order a Yubikey4 for 2 factor authentication on the lastpass account.

So far it seems to do just what I need and I can start using random huge passwords all around the net without the need to remember them.
I looked at the Yubikey 4 link you provided and, from what I could see, it was just for logging onto computers rather than provide two factor authentication for a program or website only. I would love to see more from you about Yubikey once you have had a chance to "play" with it some.
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29 Jan 2016   #8
z3r010

 

Here is the page on lasspass about them - https://lastpass.com/yubico/

They can also be used for securing google/gmail accounts among other things.
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29 Jan 2016   #9
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Thanks again, John. One thing I'm still wondering is what happens if one loses the Yubikey?
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29 Jan 2016   #10
z3r010

 

Dunno, I'll try to find out when they arrive tomorrow.
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