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Passwords and Authentication
Read the article that everyone's commenting on.
i dont want others to see my password ...
can u any one tel me how to protect in edit panner any one an able to see
thanks in adavance
Here's a second (or more? I'm not clicking "see all 21") for LastPass. I'm now using the extension-laden Chrome, with LastPass + Xmarks - both available for Firefox, so completely x-platform, if you so choose - and they're invaluable for completely syncing all my loot.
I have been using RoboForm for years, but had always been concerned with the safety of preventing access to my log on information. That is until, I began using Cryptainer (a free encrypted virtual drive program). I have since, changed to using Safehouse for the same purpose. Using either one, I simply move the Roboform data folder into the encypted drive and direct RoboForm to get its data from there. With either encypted virtual drive program, the drive and the data it contains is not visible until I sign into the drive and install it. When I log off the drive or shut down my computer, the drive is no longer there and RoboForm has no data to work with.
I wish you'd check out a password program that does not store anything anywhere and yet allows you to use extremely secure passwords. See cloakpass.com because it really works and will protect against most bad situations. It's free.
Just finished your article about Roboform. I retired from HP about 10 years ago and keep up with current technology as much as I can. Recently found your site and subscribed to the e-mails.
I have been using a password pgm called Last Pass. Sounds very much like robeform which I will check out to see if it is more beneficial than last Pass.
Now why would i need a PAID program to do what the Wand from the Opera browser does much better for free?
To all who have asked: Wand stores the passwords in an encrypted file, it automatically recognizes the login pages and offer the possibility to choose between different ones or to memorize a new one, the passwords are never in the clear and all can be very easily edited. And all that is by default.
what about the built-in biometric scanners? Very common in notebooks, at least for the past few years. I'm using a HP 8510 which features an AuthenTec Inc. AES2501A fingerprint sensor, accompanied by the HO software. It has all the advantages of the described products - and as a plus: it doesn't even need a master password... just swipe your finger. Work also for the Windows logon screen, of course.
Not very sure about hte encryption level, I guess it's described on HP's website.
Look at RoboForm 4.6.8 Unlimited passcards
I use the program KeePass v2.09, which is available at:
It has most of the features you mentioned (not all), encrypts its database using either AES or Twofish, and -- best of all -- it's FREE!
I think all of the applications mentioned in the article and in the comments are fine programs. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think every last one of them store your data in a database.
A database, when written in a general manner, just doesn't do the job.
Several years ago I was looking for a program like mentioned in this article. I tested several then and even now I'll give one a whirl. But nothing beats what I use.....
......Microsoft Access! That's right - an application by that M company. Why do I like it so much? I was able to create all the fields and field lengths/definitions that met my specific needs. When a new field is needed - I just add it to the database. I then use what Leo has described - encrypt the file onto a virtual drive.
If I so desire, that file can be on my desktop, my laptop, a USB drive or any combination of the three that I may be using that day.
That's really my biggest knock against these commerical products. While it's true that there are features they offer that I don't have - they are features I can gladly live without. The bottom line is that I know my information is stored securely, convenient, and easily personalized.
Thanks Leo for another great topic to discuss!
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