Creating and managing passwords.

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How do you organize your passwords? This is what I do.

I use Lastpass password manager, the third-party software that's also cross-browser and cross-platform, unlike the built-in browser type that's limited to the browser it's installed in.
For instance: I can access my passwords on any platform, in any browser; presently, use Google Chrome on my computer. Lastpass creates the password, can control its length and the type of characters it contains.
This is how I store and manage my passwords.
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  • Profile picture of the author Monetize
    I create and manage my passwords the
    old-fashioned way. For years I had all
    that stuff handwritten in a folder and just
    recently transferred it into a Word chart.
    I don't spell the passwords out though,
    I list them like this Xyz . . . 3% in case
    somebody ever sees it they can't figure
    it out. I have more complex passwords
    for my crypto accounts.

    I would never rely on software plus it
    seems too complicated. I like to keep
    things simple.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gary Handy
      Originally Posted by Monetize View Post

      I create and manage my passwords the
      old-fashioned way. For years I had all
      that stuff handwritten in a folder and just
      recently transferred it into a Word chart.
      I don't spell the passwords out though,
      I list them like this Xyz . . . 3% in case
      somebody ever sees it they can't figure
      it out. I have more complex passwords
      for my crypto accounts.

      I would never rely on software plus it
      seems too complicated. I like to keep
      things simple.
      I get your point; I understand you clearly! The most important thing here is what works for you! If people will only get this, life will be so much better for everyone!
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  • Profile picture of the author thedark
    I always went with the browser built-in features. Nowadays, browser data is synced with your account, so you still have it on multiple devices. I am using Google Syncs since it was first available on Mozilla Firefox back in 2005.
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  • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
    Originally Posted by Gary Handy View Post

    How do you organize your passwords? This is what I do.

    I use Lastpass password manager, the third-party software that's also cross-browser and cross-platform, unlike the built-in browser type that's limited to the browser it's installed in.
    For instance: I can access my passwords on any platform, in any browser; presently, use Google Chrome on my computer. Lastpass creates the password, can control its length and the type of characters it contains.
    This is how I store and manage my passwords.
    Years ago, before browsers did this, I bought a big name password manager that said it was for life. They backtracked on that, releasing a new one, but we had to pay. Nope. Now since Chrome is available on just about everything, is kept in the cloud and rapidly deployed onto your device with a google account login, and protected by your Windows password, or device login (also Chrome is still the best browser by far) I am at a loss to comprehend why anyone would want to pay for it.?
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  • Sounds like a neat slooshin -- an' I am minded to reconsidah the option I settled on a few years back.

    Anywan else usin' the Crypto-Meerkat Secure Password Semaphore Troupe?

    For sure, it is fun, but naht so practical when you're shoppin' in the mall.

    Store Guy: Sorry, lady ... there's a problem with your card.

    Moi: Uhm, K -- lemme key in the details. Jus' give me 40 minutes.

    Store Guy: Wow. For a disabled gal, you sure are pretty.

    Moi: No, actshwlly, I gotta call up my Meerkat handler.

    Store Guy: Wha--?

    Moi: Yeah, fully trained guy. Japan, I believe. Likely he will assemble the meerkats jus' here by your window display. You may have to move sum customers out into the mall while they spell out the lettahs an' numbahs I need to verify my details.

    Store Guy: Huh?

    Moi: Yeah, they will use their flags in unison to spell evrythin' out. So evrywan but Moi gonna need blindfolds for security purposes. When I purchased the scheme, I had the option of ONE semaphore meerkat, but they had a 75% one-time discount on the 50-meerkat troupe. I was feelin' flamboyant that day so I thought yanno what the hey. I ain't actschwlly used 'em yet to retrieve passwords, so this should be FUN.

    Store Guy: Do ... do they bite?

    Moi: Hell, no -- but they might wanna lick your face an' stuff. They so love beards!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    I've used LastPass free for years. I didn't have the need to upgrade to the premium version. Recently, though, they made the free version work on only one device only. For example, you can choose to save your passwords on your computer or on your phone but not both without paying.

    So, I switched to Bitwarden and have been testing it for a couple of months. It doesn't have as many features as LastPass but again, it meets my needs. One advantage Bitwarden has compared to its competitors is that it is open source software so anyone can see the source code to know exactly what they are doing with your passwords.

    Mark
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  • I just save them on my browsers, and go to settings to view them whenever I need them for other purposes. I don't use "anyhow" browsers tho. I use secured ones like chrome
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