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Windows 7: Storing Passwords?

29 Oct 2014   #11

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Sorry for the lateness of this reply, been busy. Anyways all of those flaws pointed out clearly have been fixed according to your own links. Tho that last one is a flaw in the operating system, in this case Android, I don't see the relevance.

If you wanted to know, Lastpass does not use the browsers to manage passwords, it merely uses the browser's interface. The browser extensions interact with a separate binary.

As for the other question, you can put whatever you want in Lastpass from secure notes, profiles, pre defined form auto complete. And yes. You can organize everything in folders.

And your passwords do not need to link to a website.

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29 Oct 2014   #12

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

I will make this clear. I don't care what you use to secure your passwords. I recommend Lastpass because the folks behind it take security seriously, they are up front and open with every issue. They dont wait weeks to fix it.
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29 Oct 2014   #13

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

Thanks for the reply. Glad to hear that LastPass is patched up. I was probably wrong in my reading of the Android issue.

LastPass is more convenient than KeePass... Maybe the simplicity of KeePass means that there are less attack vectors. Or maybe not.
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30 Oct 2014   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I just use Winrar to rar the doc with all my passwords and use a password to open the rar file and it's very hard to crack a rar file and I only have to remember 1 password. For added security I hide the rar file in a picture so for anyone looking they won't even know it's there
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30 Oct 2014   #15

Windows 7 pro 64-bit

To add a PW to a spread sheet click on save as and then look for the password option. I am not using windows right now but on office 2011 you have to hit options first. Winrar is also good for adding a second layer of encryption but there are also various databases as mentioned here that store and encrypt passwords. If you use firefox you can also have firefox save your passwords and even add a master password which would be required before the browser would access your passwords however FF cannot save the passwords for all websites.
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30 Oct 2014   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Hey all. So you are saying just have the password saved to lastpass and thats all i should need then right? Thus my original idea was to have passwords typed into an openoffice file and save it. I basically open it up everytime i log into sites b/c i dont recall the password for each site. Then i have the same openoffice word document saved to a usb flash drive.

So you are saying don't keep any passwords in laptop or usb in case you lose it right? And thus that isn't safe b/c if someone uses your laptop then they could open the openoffice word document up then see stuff like okay this is your bank password, this is your yahoo password etc?

But what about the added security of a password where you can't open a document without a password. Wouldn't that work? And if so how do you do this? I receive document from my acct its in adobe where i can't open it without the last few digits of my social security number. But theres a way to actuallly open this adobe file if someone else uses my computer but doesn't know the password to this?

Would like to know if i could add this security to an openoffice document whether its an excel or word sheet. I dont have microsoft office, just microsoft word.

Also about lastpass. Well what happens if u dont have your laptop then? You would go to another computer then download lastpass on it and then type in username/password and then open your lastpass acct there? Could u access lastpass on a mobile device such as an iphone or android phone? But you first have to download the program first right?
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30 Oct 2014   #17

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by townsbg View Post
To add a PW to a spread sheet click on save as and then look for the password option.
In Excel 2010 (2013 is the same, can't remember for previous versions of Excel) click on File > Protect Workbook > Encrypt With Password. That's how I protect my database containing my passwords, product keys etc.

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Word is exactly the same.

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30 Oct 2014   #18

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

Well using password protected spreadsheets is okay for passwords for stuff where security doesn't matter too much. If you're storing passwords for anything that could give access to online banking or identity theft then it might be wise to read the last paragraph of the last paragraph of this article:

How To Keep Your Passwords Safe

I remember finding evidence around two years ago that my entire documents folder had been zipped and uploaded to "who knows where?" by some clever hacker exploiting an unpatched vulnerability in windows.
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30 Oct 2014   #19

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM

There's nothing financial on there at all, all of that stuff's in my head. Plus HSBC's secure banking with it's physical secure key.
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31 Oct 2014   #20
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

If you don't have passwords on your computer they can't be hacked. Sounds to simple.
Yes my passwords are on a Rolodex in my desk. The hackers would have to kill me to get them.
Of course I wouldn't need the passwords any more at that point.
Any information that I consider important enough I keep on a external storage device in my control.

I keep this little thought in my mind.
If it's on a computing device it's hackable. It just has to be worth the effort to someone.
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