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#1 LOVEMYPC

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 09:47 PM

HI,I was wondering if anybody knows about or has used a site called LASTPASS.COM,thanks



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Posted 07 January 2014 - 10:15 PM

Yes I have tried Lastpass but I prefer KeePass

 

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 08:47 AM


I use Password Safe. In fact, I use the portable version here so I can carry it on a flash drive. Another excellent Password Manager is KeePass Password Safe.

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 10:00 AM

I'm a LastPass Premium user.  Everything you ever wanted to know about it is covered in Security Now! - Episode 256 - LastPass  You can either listen to the podcast or read the transcript.

 

The free version of LastPass is fine for a computer user.  If you want to use it across your devices you will need a premium account, which costs one dollar a month.

 

The premium account also allows you to use a Yubikey for two factor authentication.

 

LastPass is unable to give away your passwords as they only hold an encrypted version.

 

 



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 02:51 PM

Whatever you decide on....don't forget this.You can use an online Password Generator to create a random password:
* PC Tools Password Generator
* Strong Password Generator
* GRC's Ultra High Security Password Generator
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Posted 08 January 2014 - 02:56 PM

To add to quiteman7's excellent suggestions about strong passwords. KeePass has a built in password generator built in so you don't forget.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 04:38 AM

I'm a Keepass user. One of the nice things about it is that it's available across different platforms, like Windows, Linux and mobile devices.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 10:17 PM

... KeePass has a built in password generator built in so you don't forget.

I forgot to note...Password Safe has one too.
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Posted 10 January 2014 - 11:39 AM

LastPass also has the ability to generate password with many options to customize the generated password by showing the Advanced Options you can specify the Password Length from 3 to 100 characters, make it pronounceable (I've never used this one), include A-Z, a-z, 0-9, and special, Minimum Digit Count, Avoid Ambiguous Characters like l and 1, Require Every Character Type.



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Posted 10 January 2014 - 12:34 PM

All very good suggestions to choose for in this topic.
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Posted 10 January 2014 - 07:04 PM

And if you forget your password for Password Safe, or KeePass, you lose all your password.

For example,

http://strongpasswordgenerator.com/

Password length of 15 characters.
Your new password: XRP4M&k{0hqjzcm
Remember your new password as: X-RAY ROMEO PAPA 4 MIKE & kilo { 0 hotel quebec juliet zulu charlie mike

unless you write this password down, it's very probable that you'll forget it, even with;

Remember your new password as: X-RAY ROMEO PAPA 4 MIKE & kilo { 0 hotel quebec juliet zulu charlie mike"

So, a very good strong password generation method is this.

(1) Open MS calculator in scientific mode.
(2) Any number that you WILL NEVER FORGET at least 5 digits in length. Don't use birthdays, mobile phone, etc.

In this example I'll use 12345

123452 x 3.1415926535897932384626433832795 = 478775657.3542472394932993505345

123453 x 3.1415926535897932384626433832795 = 5910485490038.1821715447804823484
 

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 07:50 PM

That's why I write it down on paper, fold it and put it under my pillow.

A nightly does of osmosis helps old folks like me remember and if not...I just take it out, unfold and read. :whistle:


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Posted 10 January 2014 - 08:04 PM

That's why I write it down on paper, fold it and put it under my pillow.
A nightly does of osmosis helps old folks like me remember and if not...I just take it out, unfold and read. :whistle:


And if you forget to remove that 'little piece of paper' when you change your bed sheets, it will end up in the wash, or don't you change your bed sheets? :hysterical:
 

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 08:08 PM

My wife does that...she's younger and has a better memory than me. :lmao:
 


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Posted 10 January 2014 - 08:12 PM

Fortunate for you, that you have a wife.
 

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