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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.
Help with spelling is apparently needed, too.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
That looks like some of the responses I get when bank/financial institutions and utilities change their log-in screens.
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!
Just get an old school address book, and enter the webpages by name and passwords.
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!
The NSA thanks you for letting them know how to crack your passwords.
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.
Whoever wants you already has you.
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,
I didn’t write this but the suggestion for using an old nursery rhyme is a good one.
Thanks. That’s exactly the type of information I’m looking for. Do you remember the app?