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Do you use a password manager?  Do you have one you recommend?  Share it here and tell us why it's your choice.

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@Davin8, Dashlane has a free version that has everything the average person would want or could use. Why not return and opt for the free version?

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I have used TrueKey from McAfee and find that it works well across platforms (PC and Mac) and my iPhone. Synchs between all devices as long as you stay logged in. Allows for fingerprint login on my iPhone. It produces some wicked generated passwords...good thing it remembers them too. I don't know what the level of encryption is. I will be checking that out. Easy, intuitive, free. 

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roboform is easy to use and free.

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I have used Roboform for years and I love it.

I paid for a subscription to Roboform Everywhere, which allows me to access my passwords from any computer, anywhere, and log in with my password without having to type it in, which means my passwords cannot be hacked in an unprotected hotspot.

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I have been using “mSecure” for a number of years; the data is accessible from all my Apple devises. I like the format and security of the app. They keep it up to date as Apple changes its technology. Never had a problem with the app or support. It has a PC version as well. 

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I use B-Folders (www.jointlogic.com/b-folders) because (1) it uses AES 256 encryption and (2) it does not save your passwords on their servers. You can sync your passwords easily with other devices (phone, laptop, tablet) via a peer-to-peer connection on your own home network. It's also free (for the mobile version) unless you want the fingerprint login option, which is well worth the $6.99 price tag IMO.

 

I checked out Dashlane and Keeper and they had some user features, too, but on B-Folders synched across all my devices without having to save my passwords on their servers. 

 

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@AARPTeri wrote:

Do you use a password manager?  Do you have one you recommend?  Share it here and tell us why it's your choice.


LAST PASS.  Been using it for years, free personal edition.  It has served my needs for these years and has served me well without problems.

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I'm cautious about any web-based service that's free.  Concerns include them marketing my data to advertisers.  The article didn't mention privacy policies of the password managers.

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I've used LastPass for years and have been very pleased with it. 

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I agree.  As far as worrying about it being free, you can pay LastPass for a pro version with extra features.  It still uses the same security as the free versions but they have family or business enhancement. 

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I use SafeInCloud for several years. All you have to remember is one code to access your data, which is store in the cloud with 256-bit advanced encrption standard. You can specify how many attempts you allow to unlock the software before that account is permanently locked for good for that device. The software developer has no backdoor to recover your code and data. The window, Mac desktop versions are free. The mobile versions for Android and IOS are reasonably priced. You can access your account data from any one of your devices running SafeInCloud. There is a password generator. The software also give you an indication of the strength of your password in term of estimation in time to crack it.

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I use 1Password. The product has been consistently rated as a top performer for many years. Their website provides a good overview of features, etc. After using their Mac desktop product for several years, I switched to their subscription (cloud-based) service. I use the product on all of my Apple devices - iMac, iPad, iPod.

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I like the ability to change a password on my iMac and, within minutes, my iPhone and my MacBook know the new password.

 

 

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I also use 1Password. I've been using it for many years across platforms. I currently have about 1500 items in it. Here are my pros and cons:

 

Pros:

Cloud based with encryption - Probably as good as you will get aside from keeping data locally.

Web based interface - Useful if you are on someone else's device or shared computer.

Multi-client - Native client for Mac, Win, IOS, Android and of course a web browser. Opens with fingerprint on IOS.

Good track record of data availability - Cannot recall experiencing any service outage.

Personal and family versions - You can selectively share certain passwords with others.

Many different item types - login, software license, bank account, email, document (currently 18 different)

Password generator easy to use and it remembers your old passwords automatically when you update

Free trial period

 

Cons:

Revenue model has moved from 'perpetual with annual support fee' to a 'monthly or yearly subscription' ($36 - $60/yr). So now it represents an ongoing monthly expense for me.

Takes a bit of effort to set it up including logging in with a long key that they initially give you along with your master password on each device you own. Adding additional users is also a bit tedious.

Has ability to capture passwords you use on web but that sometimes can create multiple entries for same website.

 

 

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I agree.  I have been using it for years also.  It has served my needs.  When contacting support for help, they respond in a timely manner.  I love the face recognition with my iphone.

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Hi, Teri!

 

Absolutely not! Any online service can be hacked so no way, never, would I use a password management app/service.

 

One of my daughters does know my p/w for banking, other than that no one.

 

Phone has bio finger log in as does bank and other services; finger is good enough for me (it prevented someone from taking my money when they stole my phone).

 

Aside from that, don't want to pay for "ID Protection" that I can do through my insurance company (The Hartford) or myself.

 

Great topic!

 

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I bought a password vault from Sharper Image, which operates by battery, which was supplied when I purchased it.  I have had it over a year now, and I have not had any problems.  It is definitely worth the investment!!

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How many sites do you access and how many DIFFERENT 15 numbers/letters/special characters do you use?  Do you use 2 factor authorization using your smartphone?  If you don't use a long/strong passphrase you are asking for trouble.  2 factor authorization can be broken if someone hacks you SIM (steals your phone number).  Be safe!

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Hello;

Yes, I use a progam calle "Password Safe" for several years now, and so far so good. No hacks, it's been very secure for me.

Steven

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