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Facebook Forces Some Users To Reset Passwords
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MeganCisco
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MeganCisco,
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11/18/2013 | 2:33:37 PM
Password managers
More and more sites are getting hacked. It's hard to prevent it but the best advice is to get a password manager to create unique passwords for each website that you use so if one website is hacked they won't be able to use that password on other sites that you login to. I have been using Roboform to do this for me for years and cannot live without it.
JDC3
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JDC3,
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11/18/2013 | 4:56:37 PM
Re: Password managers
@Megan - I agree.  It looks like a password manager is a better/simplier solution than biometrics.  I've been using RoboForm for a few years now as well - nothing but good things to say about it.
TylerS824
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11/19/2013 | 3:01:30 PM
Re: Password managers
Looked into RoboForm yesterday after reading the article and your comments.
Looks really simple and like it so far, only thing I don't like is that they don't let you save receipts of online transactions into a file. 
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aditshar,
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11/20/2013 | 4:58:04 AM
Re: passwords are getting old
Considering and bringing new password system to FB which hold high number of users, i dont think it will be easy task and Biometrics for sure wont work here and if they bring some OTP kind of service then for sure Sign up will not be free of charge as it is now, there has to be something which do not fetch much from FB bank account and other than this i bet 40% of FB users dont even know about security threat due to password stolen or hacked.
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11/20/2013 | 5:38:33 PM
Re: password etiquette
This is exactly what sold me on using a password management software, because of the unique password reuirements on various websites. I (like some of the other commenters I've seeen here) use RoboForm to store different password for each website I visit. RoboForm can also integrate with biometric devices like the one mentioned here.
PaulS681
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PaulS681,
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11/20/2013 | 8:33:53 PM
Re: Password managers
I don't think we should be writing off biometrics so quickly. I don't think password managers are a better solution. They are a good solution atm because we use passwords. Biometrics need to get better and they won't be in use tomorrow but give them time. Biometrics is the answer to passwords in my opinion.
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