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Windows 7: Help for save password securely

14 Jun 2011   #11
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by killer bee View Post
If not then what is the problem.
Well not to be rude, but you are. PICNIC, problem in chair not in computer. As long as your passwords are insecure (apple) then they can be bruteforced or if you fall for a phishing attack. It doesn't matter what software you use they cannot protect from PICNIC issues.


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14 Jun 2011   #12
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by value View Post
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?
i'm not sure if synced data are encrypted before or after being sent from your pc to their servers.

maybe i didn't make myself clear - i was just pointing out that if you keep your files local, then you're not exposed to security vulnerabilities BUT if you have multiple machines and want access to your keepass database from them all, then there's a slight exposure risk.

it's something i've been thinking a lot about lately, and it seems there is no perfect solution. if your data is out there in the cloud, then there's possible dangers that somebody else can get at it.

saying that, i don't have any vitally important top-secret data, but i still wouldn't want people logging into all my stuff.
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14 Jun 2011   #13
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
it's something i've been thinking a lot about lately, and it seems there is no perfect solution. if your data is out there in the cloud, then there's possible dangers that somebody else can get at it.
As long as it is encrypted and you use a secret private key that never is shared then you don't have much to worry about. For example, Lastpass only ever stores the encrypted data on their servers. Your computer does the encryption and decryption locally only. Your master password never leaves your computer, Lastpass does not even have it stored in their database.

Now if you find a way to decrypt secured-keyed AES without the key the NSA would like to talk to you.

But again if your passwords are insecure it won't matter.
I suppose you could look here: https://www.grc.com/haystack.htm
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