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Storing Passwords?

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by jgates8, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. jgates8

    jgates8 VIP Whale

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    Any particular App or function that you use to store passwords on your phone?

    I currently have mine in a 'Notes' directory however that is a pain because I can't sort them alphabetically or anything. Newest always just goes to the top.

    I need to be very careful downloading any 'freebie' apps as my work e-mail is also on my phone.

    Just looking for opinions & suggestions. Thought I had posted this once previously but couldn't find it in a search.

    Thanks!
     
  2. oghuman

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    I put my passwords in my email account - I have a system which I use to mask the actual PW. I have a few different ways I code up my password depending on the prefixes and suffixes. I have similar PWs and I use specific sets of characters in sequence that show up - i will use a family members birthday. I use their initials then put in Bday - which signifies that person birthday.
    For example my cousin's name is John James Doe and his Birthday is Jan 13, 1975. I will use: @as the beginning character - @JJD011375
    In my email to myself I was say: PW: @JJDBday
     
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  3. Calder

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    I like LastPass
     
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    Once upon a time I used RoboForm. That was until a friend of mine who works in cyber security told me I should probably stay away from password managers. I'm not a techie by any stretch but I took him at his word.

    FWIW, I just did a Google search and found this:

    https://www.cnet.com/news/the-best-password-managers-directory/

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    Laugh Low-Roller

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    I use LastPass, great use for my PC, Mac, and iPhone. Works perfectly on mobile.
     
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    I've been using eWallet on all my mobile devices and computers. It's available for iOS, Mac, Android, Windows. It's not a free app, but they have a free trial and there is no monthly subscription to use the app like some of the premium password managers. It does more than just store passwords and usernames so you can save other sensitive information as well like PINs, credit card info, membership numbers, etc. It also gives you the option of storing the encrypted data file locally or in the cloud (iCloud, Dropbox). For more details, you can check out their website.
    https://www.iliumsoft.com/ewallet
     
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    I use both 1Password and LastPass. I prefer 1Password for it's interface and just seems less clunky with the way I use it.
     
  8. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    1password across mac/iphone/ipad

    I also have a spreadsheet that I copy to NOTES with its own password protection from time to time to have
     
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    Used a spreadsheet for ages. Now use lastpass - we have a family plan, husband and I (he upgraded from the free version he'd been using through my work). It's not very expensive. Works great for us as we have shared folders for accounts we both need to access, but can have our own private folders too as desired. They're reported to have a feature where you can appoint someone to be able to have access to all your passwords in case something happens (illness/death)
     
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    123456 - easy peasy:)
     
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    I use sticky notes, which are around here somewhere.
     
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    I click 'forgot password' somewhat frequently...
     
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    I've always wondered, what stops the bad guys from doing that?
     
  15. The Rumor

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    if you do it right and still have your email account or cell phone # protected you should be fine
     
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    Someone at work told me he read an article recently that this is actually the best thing to do. The guy in Nigeria can hack into your password protector program, but can't hack into the post it in the drawer behind your desk.
     
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    But he is a great guy and would never do that....he is going to give me a million dollars as soon as I pay the $10,000 transfer fee!
     
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    Thank you. I'll take a look at some of these. I have my password for my phone itself on a small card I carry. (As in similar to a sticky note lol!). The phone password is higher security than standard iPhone & the e-mail software forces it to be changed about every 8 weeks. If I screw it up too many times it will WIPE the entire phone. So I definitely don't want to do that! I have nearly done this a couple of times when my bloodsugar was really low. So I just stop myself & dig out that small card.

    The list of passwords I have to use at work just keeps getting longer. And at home of course I have them for airlines, hotel chains, shopping sites, social sites, etc. It just never ends. I lost out on some Black Friday Kohl's items because my password was supposedly wrong (and that one I knew wasn't). I did the 'forgot password' and never received the reset link. Conveniently a couple of days later the same password worked on a supposedly locked out account lol. The wonders of technology.........
     
  19. DaiLun

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    I use password dragon.

    I need to store passwords for about 200 sites and I try not to use the same passwords for every site.
     
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    The passk app is nice and easy if you have a fingerprint scanner.