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Old 05-01-2015, 01:01 AM   #1
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What's a safe and EASY TO USE password manager?


I'm using Xubuntu 15.04. Sure I'd like something secure but I don't want Fort Knox complexity either. Any suggestions?
 
Old 05-01-2015, 02:55 AM   #2
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I use KeePass. It's cross platform and easy to use (at least for me).
 
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Old 05-01-2015, 03:14 AM   #3
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I use keepassx. It should be in the repositories.
 
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Old 05-01-2015, 06:28 AM   #4
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I use keepass for local accounts, like SSH and such and lastpass for internet sites (like this one)
 
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Old 05-01-2015, 09:05 AM   #5
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Lastpass here.
 
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Old 05-01-2015, 09:17 AM   #6
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Keepass also.
 
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Old 05-01-2015, 02:16 PM   #7
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the best password manager is the "little gray cells" behind your eyes
 
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Old 05-01-2015, 02:28 PM   #8
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the best password manager is the "little gray cells" behind your eyes
Naah. Randomly generate a different 10-25 character password for each site, and you need software to manage them. Does this then bring up concerns about the security of your password store being a single point of catastrophic failure? Well, yes it does, but IMHO that's made up for by the fact that it enables you to use stronger individual passwords.

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Old 05-01-2015, 05:12 PM   #9
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I rely day-to-day on Firefox remembering my random-generated passwords. Is that insecure?
 
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Old 05-01-2015, 05:19 PM   #10
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I rely day-to-day on Firefox remembering my random-generated passwords. Is that insecure?
No, but what do you do when you clear your history?
 
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Old 05-01-2015, 05:32 PM   #11
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No, but what do you do when you clear your history?
The script which generates my random passwords stores them in a root subdirectory textfile which I edit now and then to permanently remember account numbers and the like. I've a recall script that greps the file. All those operations needs privilege. One day I might find out how to grep passwords straight into the GUI clipboard but most of the time Firefox fills the fields.
 
Old 05-01-2015, 11:08 PM   #12
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Thanks very much for the feedback.

Another question: what's the difference between KeePass and KeePassX, and which would be better for me running Xubuntu 15.04?
 
Old 05-01-2015, 11:23 PM   #13
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KeePass is the original program, is built on Silverlight, so requires Mono. KeePassX is a cross-platform port of keepass, but MOST implementations are still using the older, less secure 1.x code instead of the newer 2.x code.
 
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Old 05-01-2015, 11:32 PM   #14
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My vote is for lastpass with multifactor authentication.
 
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Old 05-01-2015, 11:33 PM   #15
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KeePass is the original program, is built on Silverlight, so requires Mono. KeePassX is a cross-platform port of keepass, but MOST implementations are still using the older, less secure 1.x code instead of the newer 2.x code.
Thanks Timothy but a bit over my head. What's Mono? And what implementations (implementations of what?) are you referring to? So is Keepass or KeepassX the more secure choice? And, LOL, I'm still not sure which would be better for me.
 
  


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