Is there a safe password management system?

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devenh Contributing Member • Posts: 883
Re: Is there a safe password management system?

Another vote for KeePass.  There is a Firefox add-on called KeeFox which integrates the two (enabling automatic logins).

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wklee Veteran Member • Posts: 4,950
Discrepancy between Lastpass.com and AMO's Lastpass versions.

AMO's Lastpass version is v2.0.20 dated 13 March 13

LastPass's version is already at v3.1.0  Dated 14 Fabruary 14

I have been considering it as it is cross platform.

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CAcreeks Veteran Member • Posts: 8,926
Anything wrong with Firefox password manager

wklee wrote:

AMO's Lastpass version is v2.0.20 dated 13 March 13

LastPass's version is already at v3.1.0 Dated 14 Fabruary 14

I have been considering it as it is cross platform.

Here's a forum post indicating it might be the approval phase:

https://forums.lastpass.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=85216

What does Lastpass do that Firefox password manager doesn't?

kelpdiver Senior Member • Posts: 2,619
Re: Is there a safe password management system?

brn wrote:

The problem with password keepers is that you're putting all your eggs in one basket. The bad guy just needs the password to your password keeper and he/she now has access to everything.

Damned if you do. Damned if you don't.

But this basket is far less prone to compromise.   The knee jerk reaction by individual companies is to randomly increase the complexity and length and change requirements, so people increasingly are using fewer or just one or two passwords, so when one major site gets hacked (target, adobe, yahoo), they can use those elsewhere with good success.   But if your adobe password via a service like Lastpass has absolutely no similarity to any of your other passwords, then only that one is compromised.

If someone is targeting you explicitly, then lastpass is just as vulnerable to a keystroke logger as your logins to the actual sessions.  But its a much less probable situation.   I suppose if you incorporated a one time password method (like RSA tokens), then even that is secure.

GegeNY Regular Member • Posts: 184
Re: Is there a safe password management system?

eWallet is an other one.

wklee Veteran Member • Posts: 4,950
Re: Anything wrong with Firefox password manager

Lastpass works almost universally and extends to mobile if you are willing to go Premium. I checked my Lumia 920 and there is an app for Laspass and Xmarks. It's a full featured trail that lasts 14 days. Lastpass owns XMarks. The problem with Windows Mobile is a lack of useful apps.

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