How do you store your passwords?



  • I run into the same thing all the time... People who forget their passwords all the time or forget them for specific sites that they rarely log into. I always recommend people to use a system that will allow them to retrieve their password when they forget. Whether it be a spreadsheet or a password manager. Of course, the days of spreadsheets are long gone, but I still know people that use it. I am a firm believer in password keepers. Cloud based ones, so you can get your passwords everywhere.

    Specifically, I use https://lastpass.com/

    So the question is, what do you use and why?



  • I use plain text, on a note pad document on my desktop.

    . . .

    Not really, Keypass



  • Hey! I use lastpass, I just didn't have linkedin in there yet! haha 🙂



  • yeah I too use Lastpass.

    I really dislike that they are now owned by a company who has proven they won't stand by their word though (LogMeIn).



  • I use both keypass and lastpass.
    Keypass is for mission critical like Admin password to workstations. Basically anything offline.
    Lastpass is for online stuffs.. like Mangolassi, Amazon, Youtube,



  • Stickie notes.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    Stickie notes.

    What Size?



  • @anonymous said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    Stickie notes.

    What Size?

    Just the standard ones. They scale well, just add another to the wall when you fill one up.



  • @scottalanmiller and when you run out of walls, then you just move to another room. Migration is a pain.....



  • @anonymous LMFAO!!



  • Room to Room Migration isn't too bad. House to House seems painful.



  • PasswordSafe and Keepass are great.

    There are version for all system, very useful if you use Android or IOS using Dropbox or Drive.



  • Dashlane



  • I was going to write that I use Keepass rather than Lastpass because I don't like the idea of some dodgy American firm storing the keys to my entire life on their servers, but then I remembered that I store my Keepass database on OneDrive so....

    I still suspect Keepass is more secure than Lastpass but I can't really say why. I suppose someone would have to hack into both my OneDrive account AND my Keepass database, whereas maybe it's easier to hack into Lastpass? I also haven't used iOS apps for accessing Keepass since that requires giving my Keepass database credentials to a 3rd party app (as Keepass haven't made their own app) and I'm not confident about doing that.

    I dunno. It sometimes scares me how much personal info I have in Keepass.

    Anyway, I use Keepass for personal and work, and love it.



  • I use LastPass currently, and if their new owners shit on it, I will switch to Dashlane.
    KeePass is rather useless to me because of the shared setup I use for client information.

    I recommend KeePass to individuals for home use. It is less useful in iOS. I recommend LastPass to heavy mobile users.



  • I remember mine...always been a bit wary of using an application to store them...then, if someone gets into that, they have everything surely..?



  • @NattNatt said:

    I remember mine...always been a bit wary of using an application to store them...then, if someone gets into that, they have everything surely..?

    I have hundreds of unique passwords for all the various systems and sites and services I use. There is zero chance that I can remember all of those passwords.



  • Do you all let your browser store your passwords? Any good reason not to?


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  • @JaredBusch said:

    @NattNatt said:

    I remember mine...always been a bit wary of using an application to store them...then, if someone gets into that, they have everything surely..?

    I have hundreds of unique passwords for all the various systems and sites and services I use. There is zero chance that I can remember all of those passwords.

    Yeah, I'm lucky in that I only have about 20 or so passwords to remember 😛



  • I set mine as my screen saver so when I leave my computer logged in under the administrator account for longer than 30 minutes (every day) it forces me to login again--which is annoying and everyone here says is pointless (I agree). That way I never forget my password.

    /heavy sarcasm



  • @Carnival-Boy said:

    Do you all let your browser store your passwords? Any good reason not to?

    Nope, any good reason - well, Lastpass can import them, that kinda tells me that an infection can export them - so.. yeah, no thanks.

    of course, I suppose it might be possible for an infection to export an open vault on Lastpass as well, but that would have to be specifically programmed.



  • @JaredBusch said:

    @NattNatt said:

    I remember mine...always been a bit wary of using an application to store them...then, if someone gets into that, they have everything surely..?

    I have hundreds of unique passwords for all the various systems and sites and services I use. There is zero chance that I can remember all of those passwords.

    I'm with you on that. It seems like every government agency has different requirements, and many of them state that you cannot reuse a password period. I cannot keep 20+ passwords with their crazy and conflicting complexity requirements stashed in my head when I only use them once a month (to keep my account active).

    I use LastPass currently. I'm waiting warily for LMI to do something stupid and I'll jump then, but at this point the effort is not worth it.


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    LastPass user. - Hopefully they don't break it.

    https://www.dashlane.com/premium

    Dashlane is way more expensive though. I can buy 3 years of LastPass for 4$ cheaper than a single DashLane year.



  • Roboform



  • I use keepass. I have the database in dropbox and then I have a key file that's stored on each device (including mobile) so it does update all of the time.

    It's not the prettiest or most convenient to do it that way but it works.



  • @Kelly said:

    @JaredBusch said:

    @NattNatt said:

    I remember mine...always been a bit wary of using an application to store them...then, if someone gets into that, they have everything surely..?

    I have hundreds of unique passwords for all the various systems and sites and services I use. There is zero chance that I can remember all of those passwords.

    I'm with you on that. It seems like every government agency has different requirements, and many of them state that you cannot reuse a password period. I cannot keep 20+ passwords with their crazy and conflicting complexity requirements stashed in my head when I only use them once a month (to keep my account active).

    I use LastPass currently. I'm waiting warily for LMI to do something stupid and I'll jump then, but at this point the effort is not worth it.

    I wish my personal bank was like that. I used my default password generator setup and I was informed that I can only use letters and numbers, no special characters.....