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NotAComputerGuy 09-06-2013 04:34 AM

Keepass and Keefox
 
I'm trying to use the above two programs to take over from Lastpass. I've got two problems though that I hope I might be able to borrow your help to solve.

Firstly: My bank asks me for my sort code and account number to log into my internet banking. This doesn't seem to be recognised by Keepass/Keepfox. I tried adding a custom field, but still won't work.

Secondly: How do I create a automatic 'form filler' so that Keepass will remember a few of my credit card details and fill them in when I want to buy something?

Thanks

Habitual 09-06-2013 10:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NotAComputerGuy (Post 5022904)
I'm trying to use the above two programs to take over from Lastpass. I've got two problems though that I hope I might be able to borrow your help to solve.

Firstly: My bank asks me for my sort code and account number to log into my internet banking. This doesn't seem to be recognised by Keepass/Keepfox. I tried adding a custom field, but still won't work.

Secondly: How do I create a automatic 'form filler' so that Keepass will remember a few of my credit card details and fill them in when I want to buy something?

Thanks

LastPass can do this also.
I highly recommend it and I don't do that often.

NotAComputerGuy 09-06-2013 12:38 PM

I used to love Lastpass, until I realised that they are an American company and therefore almost certainly in bed with their security services. This is why I'm trying to get KeePass to take over.

Habitual 09-06-2013 02:02 PM

good luck with 'that' and the rest of your assumptions.

NotAComputerGuy 09-06-2013 02:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Habitual (Post 5023188)
good luck with 'that' and the rest of your assumptions.

Really? You see it as a bad thing that I want to reduce my reliance on cloud services? Be it any Government or hacker I think for the most part having my passwords encrypted or otherwise saved on someone elses computer. Lastpass was an excellent program, and if it didn't rely on having my passwords sent to them, I would continue to use it.

I just want KeePass to take over as they're all saved locally.

Yes, I do appreciate this is totally relevant here too: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/security.png

haertig 09-06-2013 04:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Habitual (Post 5023188)
good luck with 'that' and the rest of your assumptions.

So you willingly send your passwords across the internet to somebody who "promises" they are secure? "But I'm using SSL!" you might say? What about this?

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/06/us...nted=all&_r=1&

The above highlights your naiveness in the extreme.

And even if that somebody you are willingly sending your passwords and private info to really really does try to keep things secure, they still have to deal with government action like this:

http://www.itworld.com/security/3684...legal-pressure

I'm afraid your snarky attempted put-down of NotAComputerGuy simply made you look like a fool.

Habitual 09-06-2013 04:48 PM

wouldn't be the first time.

frankbell 09-06-2013 10:34 PM

I use KeepassX; it's a separate project and is open source and GPL, as well as cross-platform.

The database is stored locally, has a master password, and is portable; in other words, if I make a change on one computer, I can just copy the database to another computer and have an updated database.

I've been using it over a year and it has performed excellently.

As for your secret code thingee, it should be stored encrypted. Just create a second entry and store it as the password. I can't be any more precise without more details about your bank login, and I don't want them.

As for security, it is important to compute with caution and "reasonable paranoia," but the only way to have a completely secure computer is to unplug it, fill the case with concrete, let it dry, and drop it into the sea.

LarryLQ 09-07-2013 11:17 PM

I don't use lastpass nor keepass or similar program, I just use a text editor and encrypt it with ccrypt or openssl.

I generate a password using a command like this with an alias
Code:

tr -dc [:graph:] < /dev/urandom | head -c 12 | xargs -0
For websites that have my financial information like banks, paypal and online stores, I use -c 25 for twenty five characters

I know lastpass and keepass does this, but I like learning to do things myself

NotAComputerGuy 09-09-2013 04:15 AM

I've found KeepassX much better than Keepass (which sounds really silly as they look nearly identical) and it is much less fussy too.

Although it doesn't work with Firefox, it certainly is workable and in someways I quite like that Firefox cannot access the database.

Thanks for all the insights :)


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