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Vanity: Fun with passwords
Vanity | June 28, 2014 | Sherman

Posted on 06/28/2014 9:02:26 AM PDT by Sherman Logan

I'm having more and more trouble keeping track of passwords on multiple sites. I would appreciate any advice someone might have on an app that would help me to do so securely and efficiently. I'm posting this because Freepers have an astonishingly wide range of knowledge and have helped me a lot in the past.

Here's what I'd like:

Android app that allows me to store all passwords and usernames securely, behind a single master password.

Easy, preferably automatic, syncing to my PC and the cloud.

Access to the stored info by phone, PC or by any computer or other device over the web as long as I have the master password and username.

Auto entry of the password, username and other information such as credit card numbers would be nice, if security is maintained adequately.

Preferably free, obviously, but for the right app I'm willing to cough up a reasonable fee to buy it. No ongoing subscription, though.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: password; passwords
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Suggestions are greatly appreciaed.
1 posted on 06/28/2014 9:02:26 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

Help with spelling is apparently needed, too.


2 posted on 06/28/2014 9:05:37 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: Sherman Logan
MaximumPC magazine recommends KeePass. I know nothing about it, but I believe it is free.
3 posted on 06/28/2014 9:06:26 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Sherman Logan

I just use NotePad text files (hundreds of them), stored in an external drive folder and several flashdrives. If you find a good app, share it, please!


4 posted on 06/28/2014 9:07:27 AM PDT by carriage_hill ( Incoming fire always has the right of way.)
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To: Sherman Logan

Since virtually all passwords these days require a combination of letters/numbers/characters, an easy mnemonic are aircraft names, i.e. P-47Thunderbolt, B-26Marauder, etc.


5 posted on 06/28/2014 9:10:43 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Sherman Logan; 1rudeboy

Concur with KeePass. You can set it up to integrate with Pale Moon. And it is free. Also a version that runs off a USB stick.


6 posted on 06/28/2014 9:14:45 AM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: Sherman Logan

I tried one of those do-all password keepers. It messed up my hard drive because it inserted itself in every possible program.

I returned to the old standby standalone Password Keeper. It is an old program that came with an MCI computer. The program is no longer supported, but it can be found one some old archival websites.

For browsing, I use the browser password keepers. They work pretty well.

As for android — I am looking forward to responses in this thread.


8 posted on 06/28/2014 9:17:05 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Sherman Logan

I use Keeper which is encrypted. It works well for me because I not only have all the usual passwords and user names but I have at least a dozen at work.

I am sure other programs work as well or better...this one works well on my android phone.


9 posted on 06/28/2014 9:19:01 AM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (This town needs an enema)
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To: kkalman

That looks like some of the responses I get when bank/financial institutions and utilities change their log-in screens.


10 posted on 06/28/2014 9:20:33 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Sherman Logan

The author wants an electronic device, with a doo-dad program, to control the passwords of all his electronic places????

Suggestion: go to Jane’s Aircraft systems book, any year. Pick a system, be it avionics, hydraulics, mechanical. Choose the complete alpha-numeric number, with parentheses, and make it THE password, minus the parentheses. THEN, use a (+1), (+2), (+3), etc, in the order of importance, to the author!

—or—

Just get an old school address book, and enter the webpages by name and passwords.

Remember:

1.a pen and ink book, you might lose, if you have butter fingers, but it can never be hacked.
2. If it’s electronic, it can be hacked!


11 posted on 06/28/2014 9:20:33 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Sherman Logan
Android app that allows me to store all passwords and usernames securely, behind a single master password.
Key word being "securely." Lot's o'luck with that.
I keep all my passwords in a hand written Rolodex. Yeah, I'm a dinosaur (still have a flip phone too), but I'm a secure one.
In fact, I'm so old-fashioned, I only keep SW programs on my PC ... all data files are saved to external devices.
12 posted on 06/28/2014 9:20:44 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Joe 6-pack

The NSA thanks you for letting them know how to crack your passwords.


13 posted on 06/28/2014 9:22:42 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: oh8eleven

My cellular is an old flipfone, too. I don’t get or make many calls so it is fine.

My cellular company is expanding to include web access. I am not sure I like the newer phones. I have enough trouble reading my current flipfone screen, because it is too small. If I went with a bigger screen, it would not be convenient to carry around.

Flipfone is fine.


14 posted on 06/28/2014 9:26:38 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Sherman Logan
Choose something stupid and simple, easily figured out and use it for everything ....

Whoever wants you already has you.

15 posted on 06/28/2014 9:26:59 AM PDT by knarf (brooklyn bridge)
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To: Sherman Logan

You might try something like:

one_basic_pwd_fr for “FreeRepublic,”
one_basic_pwd_mybank for your bank,
one_basic_pwd_work for your workplace,
etc.


16 posted on 06/28/2014 9:27:55 AM PDT by scrabblehack
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Lol!


17 posted on 06/28/2014 9:28:50 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (This is known as "bad luck". - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Sherman Logan

http://thesurvivalmom.com/foolproof-passwords/

I didn’t write this but the suggestion for using an old nursery rhyme is a good one.


18 posted on 06/28/2014 9:29:20 AM PDT by ChocChipCookie ("Demons run when a good man goes to war.")
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To: TomGuy

Thanks. That’s exactly the type of information I’m looking for. Do you remember the app?


19 posted on 06/28/2014 9:30:35 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: Sherman Logan
Last Pass...I've been using it for a few years works perfectly, set it forget it.

https://lastpass.com/

20 posted on 06/28/2014 9:31:08 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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