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Chrome built-in password manager


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#1 Curious Mew

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 10:19 PM

I was looking at using the LastPass password manager to keep track of all my passwords, but they seem to have gotten hacked awhile back :mellow:

I use Google products all the time (just about everything but Chrome) and was wondering if someone could tell me what their built-in password manager is like? Are your passwords encrypted and do your passwords auto-fill on webpages?

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 01:54 AM

Rule of the thumb for better security is "do not save passwords".

Yes Chrome encrypts the passwords. But not the usernames. The encryption is done using Windows API. It makes sure that only Windows user who saved the password can view them. A hacker who steals your password database cannot decrypt them. On Linux machines, encryption is done using Gnome keyring.

Yes Chrome also has auto-fill feature.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 06:48 AM

Thanks buddy, that really helps :thumbup2:

So.. is Chrome a good recommendation? I've been wanting to try Lastpass because apparently they also save credit card information. I know they were hacked awhile back, but the hacker would not have been able to decrypt the goods without a master password. Also, I imagine Lastpass have also beefed up their security since then. At least they have experience in the manner, even if that experience cost them some reputation.

At the end of the day, I really don't understand what a hacker could want with a stolen password/account. It's not like the general public consists only of important people, most of us are just trying to get by.

All I know is, the pen-and-paper method of password keeping just isn't my style anymore. If a natural disaster ever came along, I'd having nothing left.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:56 PM

If you must use a password manager, then I suggest Dashlene. It uses AES 256 bit cipher which is one the strongest encryption ciphers being used today. Besides it can save credit cards information and more.

https://www.dashlane.com/




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