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How do you keep track of all your passwords?

Old 12-03-19, 10:16 AM
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Re: How do you keep track of all your passwords?

pasword123 and if I have to use a Cap Password123.

Simple and easy.
Old 12-03-19, 10:45 AM
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Re: How do you keep track of all your passwords?

On my phone I use oneSafe+ for apps and sites mostly, but also things like my license #, library card, etc. And a pw protected spreadsheet for personal accounts. And of course Google Chrome's built in pw mgr.

When an old site I never went to anymore was compromised using one of my common pw's, I went through and started making each one unique. I use either Google Chrome's pw suggestion, or Norton's: https://my.norton.com/extspa/passwor...r?path=pwd-gen which you can toggle the requirements and length. oneSafe has one built in too, but 99% of the time if I'm creating a new acct, I prefer to do it on a computer browser.
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Re: How do you keep track of all your passwords?

Originally Posted by d2cheer View Post
pasword123 and if I have to use a Cap Password123.

Simple and easy.
You aren't going to believe this but we use the same password!
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Re: How do you keep track of all your passwords?

Something easy to remember... like "comcastsucks"
Old 12-03-19, 11:43 AM
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Re: How do you keep track of all your passwords?

Here (I use Bitwarden):

The Best Free Password Managers for 2019

https://www.pcmag.com/roundup/331555...sword-managers

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Old 12-03-19, 03:40 PM
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Free version of 1Password for me. That and every password is "password123".
Old 12-03-19, 05:38 PM
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Re: How do you keep track of all your passwords?

Originally Posted by Abob Teff View Post
I just click “forgot password” every time. No need to remember. It’s the original two-factor authentication.

Can you use 1Password without a subscription? What are some good alternatives?
LastPass has a free tier and pretty well featured at the free tier.

I bought 6 years of the paid tier when it was on sale for $6/yr a while back.
Old 12-03-19, 07:23 PM
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Re: How do you keep track of all your passwords?

Originally Posted by Abob Teff View Post
I just click “forgot password” every time. No need to remember. It’s the original two-factor authentication.

Can you use 1Password without a subscription? What are some good alternatives?
I’ve used 1Password for a long time and have never had to pay for it. I think there is a pay model, but for how I use it the free version seems fine.
Old 12-03-19, 07:49 PM
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Re: How do you keep track of all your passwords?

Memory.

That being said, I'm a little surprised that the whole password-based authentication approach hasn't been overcome by something better. Passwords are just not very secure, all things considered.
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I’ve used 1Password for a long time and have never had to pay for it. I think there is a pay model, but for how I use it the free version seems fine.
There's no longer a free version (past the 30 days trial), it's all subscription based now. $36/year for personal, $60/year for family (5). There was a BF code for one free year for family but it's expired.

https://1password.com/sign-up/
Old 12-20-19, 06:56 PM
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Re: How do you keep track of all your passwords?

LastPass, it's still free
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Originally Posted by D.Pham4GLTE (>60GB) View Post
LastPass has a free tier and pretty well featured at the free tier.

I bought 6 years of the paid tier when it was on sale for $6/yr a while back.
Can you recommend the paid subscription version of LastPass? Any additional features that you like?
Old 12-25-19, 10:33 PM
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Re: How do you keep track of all your passwords?

Alternative suggestion: just post them on here.


Signed up for LastPass last week. Liking it so far. (Also started using Privacy.com for online credit card purchases, particularly subscriptions.)
Old 12-26-19, 03:14 PM
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Re: How do you keep track of all your passwords?

Originally Posted by eXcentris View Post
There's no longer a free version (past the 30 days trial), it's all subscription based now. $36/year for personal, $60/year for family (5). There was a BF code for one free year for family but it's expired.

https://1password.com/sign-up/
Still free for me. I’m still using it and haven’t been charged.
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Re: How do you keep track of all your passwords?

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Still free for me. I’m still using it and haven’t been charged.
Maybe after 60 days they post your passwords online.
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Maybe after 60 days they post your passwords online.
yeah, I guess I’m not sure why I’m not being charged. I looked at their website and do see the pricing options. I also looked at the App Store and see there’s a subscription option for $8.99. Maybe I was grandfathered in for a free account or something?
Old 12-27-19, 09:00 AM
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Re: How do you keep track of all your passwords?

Most are in Chrome.

I use the same for most. Except those stupid sites that require updates every 30, 60, or 90 days.

I'll do 2-step where required.

I've been handling passwords for twenty years. And never had a real problem with theft.

One time I made a "cheat sheet" for my business with my usernames, passwords, and credit card info. It was to be laminated and something I'd carry in my binder. Like a week later, half the stuff was hacked. Probably some virus from a porn site or something.

I had my credit card # stolen a few months ago. I got a "Wish" purchase notification on my cell phone. Then another. Then while I was on the phone cancelling my card, another came through. I never figured out where that one was stolen from. It was my business one. So I give it out over the phone a lot. Who knows.
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Re: How do you keep track of all your passwords?

I use three or four short sentences that has nothing to do with me or any interests I may have and rotate them. I've been doing that for years and have never been hacked.
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Keyboard don't hit back.
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Keyboard don't hit back.
Not even close.
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Re: How do you keep track of all your passwords?

So Lastpass, beginning midMarch, will require free users to choose 'computer' or 'mobile' for their main usage. There may be legit workarounds, like logging in via the web browser of your phone, but no better time than the present to revisit this.
https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/16/2...premium-family

Any updated opinions on password managers?
Ideally:
- Free
- Cross platform (computer and mobile)
- Cross browser plug ins

Failing that, just the general opinions of your current password manager.
I'm not a "I don't want to pay for anything!" person, but I will definitely look for good/free first. I may end up subbing to LastPass, but if I'm going to pay for one, it's worth researching for the "best" (for me) manager, free or paid.

And agreed, passwords aren't great and they help drive bad behavior.
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Re: How do you keep track of all your passwords?

I've seen people recommend Bitwarden as an open source option that has a free version that probably covers most of what a user will need. But of course that could change at any time just like lastpass.

I personally still use 1password but haven't shopped around in a long time.

Edited to add:
here's the wirecutter link:
https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/r...word-managers/
(I swear I didn't look at it before commenting but they recommend... 1Password for paid and bitwarden for free)

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