04-10-2015, 04:14 PM
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I need a password manager.  Currently looking at Lastpass and FastLane.  Wondering if others use either or have used both.  Will have questions!!!

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 04-10-2015, 04:23 PM
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  • vuk
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  • Virginia
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I've been using KeePass for a few years but never tried either of the ones you mentioned.

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 04-10-2015, 04:27 PM
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I tried KeePass, but every time I downloaded the new version it was so loaded with adware that I froze my computer.  And this was from what was suppose to be a clean site.  Won't be repeating that!

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 04-10-2015, 04:33 PM
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  • bullgoose
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  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
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I will be watching this thread with interest as I also need a password manager.

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 04-10-2015, 04:42 PM
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  • vuk
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  • Virginia
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Really? I've never had a problem with the website. 
There isn't any adware in the program. Its open source and the files are hosted on sourceforge.

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 04-10-2015, 04:48 PM
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  • jcmy53
  • Senior Member
  • Cincinnati, OH
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F-Secure Antivirus offers F-Secure Key password manager free for Windows and Mac. I've been using it for a couple of years. Very good program that will also generate passwords for you.

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John

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 04-10-2015, 04:53 PM
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  • freddy
  • Banned
  • San Diego, California, U.S.A.
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I can't help but think that the very idea of leaving passwords on a computer just seems totally counterintuitive.  Wouldn't you think that, eventually, someone will hack the password website?

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 04-10-2015, 05:07 PM
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  • vuk
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  • Virginia
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Freddy I don't like cloud-based managers for that reason. The one I use is like a database that you can keep on a thumbdrive or whatever.

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 04-10-2015, 05:08 PM
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Been very happy with LastPass, haven't tried anything else in many years.

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 04-10-2015, 05:17 PM
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  • Arcadies
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  • Greeneville, TN
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I used KeePass for a few years, then moved on to LastPass about 5 years ago.  

The program uses your password to encrypt/decrypt your password database on your device before sending/receiving it from the server. They do not store your password, which is needed to decrypt your database, on their site. Also, if you pay for the premium service, you can add another layer of protection to your database by using biometric authenticators, Yubikey, sesame, etc. 

Sure, it's probably not 100% foolproof, but what is these days. There are just waaaay too many passwords to keep up with in your head or with pen and paper, unless you use the same passwords for multiple sites, which is a huge security concern of it's own. 

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 04-10-2015, 05:27 PM
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  • freddy
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  • San Diego, California, U.S.A.
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(04-10-2015, 05:07 PM)vuk Wrote: Freddy I don't like cloud-based managers for that reason. The one I use is like a database that you can keep on a thumbdrive or whatever.

Ah, interesting.  Thanks.

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 04-10-2015, 05:57 PM
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  • MaxP
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  • Madison, WI
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I've long been a user of eWallet. Works very well on Win7 desktop and iPad.
Sadly there's no app for my Windows phone.

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 04-10-2015, 06:10 PM
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  • greyhawk
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  • Southern California
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned 1Password. It's available for Mac, iPhone, Android, and Windows. Excellent program.
https://agilebits.com

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 04-10-2015, 06:37 PM
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  • Giorgio
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  • Pennsylvania, US
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(04-10-2015, 06:10 PM)greyhawk Wrote: I'm surprised no one has mentioned 1Password. It's available for Mac, iPhone, Android, and Windows. Excellent program.
https://agilebits.com


+1...This is what I use on my iPhone  Biggrin

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 04-10-2015, 08:05 PM
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Silly question, but I guess you gentlemen have already come to expect this of me, but what is a password manager?  Biggrin

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 04-10-2015, 11:31 PM
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(04-10-2015, 06:37 PM)Giorgio Wrote:
(04-10-2015, 06:10 PM)greyhawk Wrote: I'm surprised no one has mentioned 1Password. It's available for Mac, iPhone, Android, and Windows. Excellent program.
https://agilebits.com


+1...This is what I use on my iPhone  Biggrin

This times a million, they are completely transparent in what they do and offer. Very good product and support.

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 04-11-2015, 12:34 AM
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(04-10-2015, 08:05 PM)celestino Wrote: Silly question, but I guess you gentlemen have already come to expect this of me, but what is a password manager?  Biggrin

Wikipedia Wrote:A password manager is a software application that helps a user store and organize passwords. Password managers usually store passwords encrypted, requiring the user to create a master password; a single, ideally very strong password which grants the user access to their entire password database. Some password managers store passwords on the user's computer, whereas others store data in the cloud.

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 04-11-2015, 06:05 AM
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(04-10-2015, 05:08 PM)david1201 Wrote: Been very happy with LastPass, haven't tried anything else in many years.
Do you pay for the android use, $12/year...or just use on PC?

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 04-11-2015, 06:19 AM
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I just use it on my PC and Chromebook.

(04-11-2015, 06:05 AM)Bruce Wrote:
(04-10-2015, 05:08 PM)david1201 Wrote: Been very happy with LastPass, haven't tried anything else in many years.
Do you pay for the android use, $12/year...or just use on PC?

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 04-11-2015, 09:46 AM
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I've used LastPass for a few years now-both the free and Pro versions. As was said earlier, it will generate passwords for you and also tell you when you have duplicates. Also does a security check for you. It has its idiosyncrasies to be sure, but like most of these products, it beats writing all your passwords on a sticky pad attached to your monitor...

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