LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Password
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 02-27-2019, 10:12 AM   #46
newbiesforever
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2006
Distribution: MX (desktop: XFCE 4)
Posts: 2,148

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 77
neither has your attitude


Quote:
Originally Posted by dugan View Post
You asked this a year ago.

should I bother changing passwords on every website?

My own answers have not changed.
I would say oops, my mistake; but that was arguably not quite the same question. It wasn't inappropriate to remind me I had made a very similar post before and forgotten; but I question your motivation for digging through my posts, especially since it's not the first time you have posted an unnecessarily rude response to me.

Last edited by newbiesforever; 02-27-2019 at 10:13 AM.
 
Old 02-27-2019, 12:38 PM   #47
onebuck
Moderator
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Summer Midwest USA, Central Illinois, Winter Central Florida
Distribution: SlackwareŽ
Posts: 13,343
Blog Entries: 30

Rep: Reputation: 2532Reputation: 2532Reputation: 2532Reputation: 2532Reputation: 2532Reputation: 2532Reputation: 2532Reputation: 2532Reputation: 2532Reputation: 2532Reputation: 2532
Moderator Response

@newbiesforever

No LQ Rules violation or rude at all about a reminder. Nothing wrong with forgetting something either.
 
Old 02-27-2019, 01:42 PM   #48
ondoho
LQ Addict
 
Registered: Dec 2013
Posts: 11,050
Blog Entries: 7

Rep: Reputation: 2790Reputation: 2790Reputation: 2790Reputation: 2790Reputation: 2790Reputation: 2790Reputation: 2790Reputation: 2790Reputation: 2790Reputation: 2790Reputation: 2790
Quote:
Originally Posted by newbiesforever View Post
I would say oops, my mistake; but that was arguably not quite the same question. It wasn't inappropriate to remind me I had made a very similar post before and forgotten; but I question your motivation for digging through my posts, especially since it's not the first time you have posted an unnecessarily rude response to me.
but it was the same question - see post #7 of that thread:
Quote:
Originally Posted by newbiesforever View Post
Is there a security reason I shouldn't manually keep a file of my passwords, if it works for me? I know perfectly well what a password manager is, and used to use one; but it was made a nuisance by a a university e-mail system that went through more than one password check. After routine password changes, the password manager didn't understand that the change applied to both checks, leading to constant password mistakes. I got annoyed enough that I abandoned the password manager, and have ever since been consulting my manually maintained password file.
(and in subsequent posts dugan, amongst many others, answered that question)
compare that to the OP of this topic:
Quote:
Originally Posted by newbiesforever View Post
I've never been sure whether it's unwise for security reasons to use a password manager. I stopped in probably 2017, and switched to "pen and paper"--that is, I keep my passwords manually in a file. Not encrypted. I have the file on home computer and nobody's about to look. It works for me and I'm comfortable with it. It actually wasn't for security reasons in the first place that I quit password managers, anyway. Do I have any reason to go back? It is less secure, not more? What do you do?
and there's nothing questionable or rude about dugan's answer; i think your own mind is adding these qualities to something which is just dry information and efficiency without much social finesse.

and btw, digging through anybody's posts, that's exactly what forums are there for.
otherwise it would be a chatting platform.
 
Old 02-27-2019, 02:28 PM   #49
scasey
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2013
Location: Tucson, AZ, USA
Distribution: CentOS 7.5
Posts: 2,573

Rep: Reputation: 877Reputation: 877Reputation: 877Reputation: 877Reputation: 877Reputation: 877Reputation: 877
At the risk of bringing this thread back on-topic:

I use a password-protected spreadsheet, originally created in Excel on Windows, to store userids and passwords. I've done this since learning that having the same password for multiple sites and accounts is a very bad idea!

I keep the file in Dropbox, so I can access it from multiple machines. That works well in all but Linux (tho I should try again now that I've re-installed this desktop on an ext4 drive), but I can still get it with the Dropbox web interface. I can't make changes to it from the iPad, but I'm OK with that.
 
1 members found this post helpful.
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dropped KDM, kept K apps (plenty), now KWallet Manager doesn't start SilversleevesX Ubuntu 0 07-25-2010 08:11 AM
What security issues should be kept in mind when accessing a server remotely or tkmsr Linux - Security 4 04-21-2010 09:11 PM
Which LINUX distribution i should prefer for my Project report ?? Aquarian Linux - Newbie 4 11-04-2003 03:43 PM
Which LINUX distribution i should prefer for my Project report ?? Aquarian Red Hat 3 11-04-2003 10:24 AM
Which LINUX distribution i should prefer for my Project report ?? Aquarian Debian 3 11-04-2003 10:24 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:33 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration