Best Saved Password Software?

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Hi Warriors!

Is RoboForm the best saved password software? I hear good things about it. I really need a good one now, as my password file is a mess. BTW, they say, don't store your bank details there. So where to store my bank details - still written down in my little pink book?

Thanks, and have a great day! Di
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  • Profile picture of the author Rocked Steady
    use the same variations of the same passwords for everything...this way, you will commit them to memory and won't need to store them anywhere. If you are storing information that is really that sensitive, do you want them to all be in one location? instead, use a random number generator, memorize the number and maybe tweak it with a few letter in there so then you can pretty much use it for everything
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  • Profile picture of the author imkazu
    I used roboform to fill in repetitive forms. lastpass is pretty good, and can be used across ie/ff/chrome
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    • Profile picture of the author homejobcreator
      Originally Posted by Rocked Steady View Post

      use the same variations of the same passwords for everything...this way, you will commit them to memory and won't need to store them anywhere. If you are storing information that is really that sensitive, do you want them to all be in one location? instead, use a random number generator, memorize the number and maybe tweak it with a few letter in there so then you can pretty much use it for everything
      Thanks, Alan, since I don't have experience of any of this kind of software yet I couldn't decide what to make of people's concern that it's too risky to keep your passwords online - as LastPass does.

      Yeah, Rocked Steady, I like the freedom of not worrying about a storage system somewhere - have you ever forgotten a password?

      Imkazu, as you say, maybe this kind of software should just be used for the repetitive, not so sensitive passwords?
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      • Profile picture of the author Alan Petersen
        Originally Posted by homejobcreator View Post

        Thanks, Alan, since I don't have experience of any of this kind of software yet I couldn't decide what to make of people's concern that it's too risky to keep your passwords online - as LastPass does.
        I don't worry about it. You have a master password that controls everything. If you forget it you're screwed, you have to start over. I learned that the hard way.

        You can setup LastPas to not auto-fill, even to have a pre-password to allow putting in your password so you can really lock it down if you want.

        If it's just you using your computer it should be less of an issue. If you share your computer setup different accounts for other users where they don't have access to LasPas.

        Originally Posted by Jesus Perez View Post

        Roboform. It's a one time payment vs LastPass' recurring payment. Roboform also has online sync included free to keep everything synced across various computers and browsers.

        It's been a winner for me since 2005.
        I use the free version LastPas. The only additional value I see to the paid version is that I could use it with my Android phone. But LastPas doesn't put limits to how many passwords you can store on their free version unlike Roboform so I've just stuck with the free version.

        I paid for RoboForm but prefer LastPas and now just use them. But Roboform isn't bad either. Any of these two is a good solution for password management IMO.
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  • Profile picture of the author Doug Slaton
    Locknote works well for me. It's basically notepad with a combo lock. Take it with you on a flash drive or email or...
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    • Profile picture of the author homejobcreator
      Originally Posted by Doug Slaton View Post

      Locknote works well for me. It's basically notepad with a combo lock. Take it with you on a flash drive or email or...
      Thanks, Doug, I'll check it out. Cheers
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      • Profile picture of the author sylviad
        I've been using Roboform for years and absolutely love it!!!

        You really need the upgrade though, but the free version has the same features except that you're limited to like, 15 passcards.

        There are problems with passwords that even I had not considered, and one in particular is hacking software that reads your keystrokes. So when you type in a password, it catches it and can then use it to log into your account, whatever it might be.

        With Roboform, the problem is eliminated because those software programs cannot read data that is input automatically as happens with Roboform.

        I must admit, I'm still not comfortable keeping my bank password in Roboform, but there's probably no reason for concern, according to their promises of protection.

        Another great feature with Roboform is that you can give IT a password, so no one can get into your Roboform passcards. Every time you open your browser afresh, you must enter that password to gain access to your passcards.

        So there's a lot to be said for auto-fill features and Roboform.

        You are likely to see other high regards for this program - try running a search in the forum for Roboform. There is a thread in there somewhere that includes such high praise.

        The passcards are saved on your own system and you can back them up to anywhere you want in the event your computer crashes or something. You can print them out, too, which I like to do about once a year.

        I love Roboform and so do many other professional IMers and WF members.

        What's more, the upgrade is like, $39 for eternity with upgrades when the program is modified to defy new hacking methods and software and viruses, etc.

        It's a very wise purchase indeed.

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  • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
    Roboform. It's a one time payment vs LastPass' recurring payment. Roboform also has online sync included free to keep everything synced across various computers and browsers.

    It's been a winner for me since 2005.
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  • Profile picture of the author stevendbrady
    I use Lastpass, and I'm in love with it. I've had issues with passwords getting compromised in the past, and the more sites I start, the more I worried. Now when I setup a new site, I have Lastpass generate a random password. There's no need for me to remember it, as I only need to know my password to login to Lastpass.

    The basic service is free, which includes IE, Firefox, and Chrome. And since your passwords are stored on their servers, the same passwords are on all three browsers and in sync at the same time, also on multiple PCs and devices, and you'll never lose your passwords if your home PC crashes.

    Basic Lastpass service is free. Premium comes into play when you use it on devices, which I do. Passwords on both my PC and my Android phone is worth $12/year!
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  • Profile picture of the author cypherslock
    Another vote for LastPass. Great little firefox extension. Intuitive and easy to manage.
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    • Profile picture of the author Vincent Moore
      I also have to say that I'm a big fan of LastPass. I use the free version and it's done everything that I need it to do for me. Having the information available from any of my computers is a great feature to have.

      Vince
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  • Profile picture of the author sandrax
    I'm using Roboform and I love it. With so many usernames and passwords you have to have a reliable tool for this, do not right them all down because you will loose them, uhum, talking from experience
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