Badly needed; Password manager.

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  1. Posts : 19,208
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
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    Badly needed; Password manager.


    Preferably simple and free, just something to pick up and update when a password is changed. (not LastPass)
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  2. Posts : 17,831
    Windows 10
       #2

    CountMike said:
    Preferably simple and free, just something to pick up and update when a password is changed. (not LastPass)
    Doesn't your browser update your passwords?
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  3. Posts : 5,178
    Windows 11 Home
       #3

    I like to keep it simple and Bitwarden seems to deliver.
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  4. Posts : 2,196
    Windows 11 Pro 64bit
       #4

    I use Norton’s password manager on several devices as it syncs between these.
    I also use Edge’s own password manager.
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  5. Posts : 7,086
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #5

    I don't trust any password manager!
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  6. Posts : 19,208
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    Steve C said:
    I don't trust any password manager!
    I should be able to not let it remember some very important ones like banking but a list of not so important sites and forums. Also have notebook with some written down but keep on forgetting to update.
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  7. Posts : 5,178
    Windows 11 Home
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    CountMike said:
    Also have notebook with some written down but keep on forgetting to update.
    The new recommendation is not to update passwords, because the more often people change it, the less secure it is. Most phishing happens, when people update passwords, usually when suggested by a hacker.

    Today password managers and browsers check if the password has been leaked. Some webpages will not even let you use it. I had to update my universal Password123 to Password123456 to circumvent it.

    I keep the most sensitive passwords in an encrypted notepad. If you type it down to a real notepad, you might consider some cipher as well in case it gets stolen or peeked at. Like every second character, etc.
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  8. Posts : 19,208
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    TairikuOkami said:
    The new recommendation is not to update passwords, because the more often people change it, the less secure it is. Most phishing happens, when people update passwords, usually when suggested by a hacker.

    Today password managers and browsers check if the password has been leaked. Some webpages will not even let you use it. I had to update my universal Password123 to Password123456 to circumvent it.

    I keep the most sensitive passwords in an encrypted notepad. If you type it down to a real notepad, you might consider some cipher as well in case it gets stolen or peeked at. Like every second character, etc.
    Hi, there was a time when I didn't need to write down or otherwise save any passwords but as I get older it's not as easy any more and also pčaces that require passwords multiplied. One helpful thing is that sites also have "I forgot password" and can be changed or reacquired but mostly make you change it at same time.
    I have no privacy problem with written (on paper) because I'm only one behind my computer and notebook is away of prying eyes.
    I also made PDF form file (with form filling enabled) but that also needs to be manually filled/changed manually subject to failing memory.
    Right now I'm going thru saved passwords in FF and deleting all that are not valid any more because FF remembers them all and not just updating. There's probably about 100 saved passwords in it and most are out of date.
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  9. Posts : 17,620
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19044.1706 (x64) [21H2]
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    I use a .txt file called: Things-to-do

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  10. Posts : 15,985
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
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    To be honest, I do NOT trust Password Managers [ that's just me though ]. It is just something else out there on the Internet waiting to be hacked or cracked.

    [1] I have an encrypted Spreadsheet for just general Passwords.
    [2] The more Important Passwords I have written down and put in a secret place, just in case I ever forget them, which at my age, will not be long.

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