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Hacking Password Managers
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Kelly Jackson Higgins
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Kelly Jackson Higgins,
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7/14/2014 | 6:14:13 PM
trusting a password manager?
I've wanted to go with a password manager for a while now, but I am still not comfortable with the concept. Developments like this make me kind of glad I've held back. 

I'd love to hear what other folks think about the risks of a password manager. 
Marilyn Cohodas
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7/15/2014 | 9:14:53 AM
Re: trusting a password manager?
I tried a password manager once and then immediately forgo the password. #Dumbmistake
Kelly Jackson Higgins
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Kelly Jackson Higgins,
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7/15/2014 | 9:22:31 AM
Re: trusting a password manager?
I just worry about the pw manager service getting 0wned. I like keeping control, even if it's a pain in the neck.
Sara Peters
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7/15/2014 | 9:41:10 AM
Re: trusting a password manager?
@Kelly  I feel the same way. I'd rather use my own brain. And for stuff that I don't use often that I feel like my husband might need to know, I stick it on my fridge. If someone breaks into my apartment, I'll have bigger problems. Well, at least, more problems.
Dr.T
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7/15/2014 | 9:49:08 AM
All the same
We have to assume that the apps that store or generate passwords have the same vulnerabilities as other regular applications. I do not use any apps for passwords, however it is getting overloaded I can tell, defining a different password per site, that is too much. :--))
Dr.T
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7/15/2014 | 9:51:38 AM
Re: trusting a password manager?
Agree. Maybe that or, find a way to remember the password per site easily. Such as remembering logo of the site and defining password that we can related to it. I just gave away my way of defining password :--))
Kelly Jackson Higgins
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Kelly Jackson Higgins,
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7/15/2014 | 9:52:47 AM
Re: trusting a password manager?
Ha! I hear ya. I have my secret cryptic cheat-sheet. It's lame, but it makes me feel somewhat in control. 
Dr.T
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7/15/2014 | 9:54:13 AM
Re: trusting a password manager?
That is the problem Marilyn. You still need to keep a password in mind. We should just revamp this username/password and defining new ways of protecting ourselves. I do not know what it would be but I know username/password pair is not really working when ii comes to security or privacy.
DAVIDINIL
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7/15/2014 | 9:58:38 AM
Re: trusting a password manager?
I am a bit nervous about using Roboform and Lastpass, but I find them to be essential.  I think I am less vulnerable by using a PW manager than I am using the same password for every website I use. 
Kelly Jackson Higgins
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Kelly Jackson Higgins,
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7/15/2014 | 10:01:39 AM
Re: trusting a password manager?
I have probably 100 different complex passwords, so remembering all of them is impossible. A pw manager is certainly tempting, but something keeps stopping me from putting my eggs in that basket. #paranoidsecurityjourno
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