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Jack
26 Oct 2015

Hi Bob,
Wondering just how I go about converting from one PW Manager to another, like LastPass to PasswordBox. I'm a little spooked about ending up with a real PW mess if I goof up the conversion. Any tips? Thanks, Jack

Posted by:

JAF
26 Oct 2015

If banks, hospitals, and government agencies are being hacked, password managers are conveniences where my security is the hands of a company with even less resources for security. How good is the security as these password manager companies? If my password managing company gets hacked, I don't want to find out about it the hard way with a company apologizing, going out of business, and leaving me with huge damage control problems.
Thx, JAF

Posted by:

Steven Unruh
26 Oct 2015

I've been using Roboform for the last 4 or 5 years and have been very happy with it. Only thing I don't like is its $20 a year price tag.

Posted by:

Mike
26 Oct 2015

How about 1password I use it on my dows machines and my macs. Works great.

Posted by:

Walter T
26 Oct 2015

Another password manager often mentioned in "top 10" lists is KeePass. I believe that KeePass is open-source as well. It can be installed on your PCs, or executed from a USB thumb drive. The encrypted password file can also be stored in the cloud, so you can retrieve it from a computer that you don't routinely use.

Posted by:

Dave
26 Oct 2015

I've been using Splashdata for years, quite pleased with the recent version. Cloud sync among multiple devices, auto fill-in, password generation are among its many features.

Posted by:

Dave
26 Oct 2015

Correction--that's SplashID. Splashdata is the company name.

Posted by:

Kathi
26 Oct 2015

I am frustrated by sites that limit the number of characters or require passwords to begin with a number or a Capital letter or limit which symbols can be used. Argh!

Posted by:

Jay Gerard
26 Oct 2015

I use KeePass http://keepass.info/ > to manage my passwords. I'm retired, have no need for cloud-based software. If my needs were more complex, KeePass might not be the right program. But it's easy to set up and it's free. I'll stick with KeePass.

Posted by:

H Harper
26 Oct 2015

I never thought for a moment that I would leave LastPass. That bubble burst a few weeks ago when LastPass was acquired by LogMein. Even as we speak (well, write) I'm in the process of establishing new relationships for password management. I'm bound and determined to make this as easy as possible both during the conversion and after. Even so, I'm being as careful as possible to manage my expectations so I don't end up on a $150/hour analysts couch. Wish me luck.

Posted by:

Paulus
26 Oct 2015

Your article seems to just be about online password storage, which might appear to some to be a too-obvious target for hacking.
Many people may well prefer a straightforward and respected offline password manager like the free KeePass.

Posted by:

Lauri
26 Oct 2015

I've been using "Keeper" as my password manager for 5 years and I wouldn't have anyone else. Because I was an original, ground floor customer, I got in on a lifetime special for $30 and can sync across multiple devices and back up into the cloud or onto my desktop.
The application is easy to use. You can access websites and create folders to easily organize your passwords.
I'm not sure what they charge now, but it's worth it!

Posted by:

Mike
26 Oct 2015

You didn't mention Enpass. It has a free version (for desktops) and is cross-platform, including phones.

https://enpass.io/

According to the website, phone use requires a one-time payment, same for upgrade for free version. I haven't looked into what the upgrade provides because the free version suits my needs.

I've been using the Linux version for some time and really like it. It stores your data locally, encrypted with your master password, but it also supports cloud sync. It has a self-locking timer, if you want to have it hide and lock password data when you walk away from the computer.

You can store any kind of data for an account (or even just product serial numbers), including a notepad type text box, and the URL for logins. The URL is clickable to open the page in your browser. New, user defined, single line entries can be created, too.

It DOES NOT fill in data on login pages, but has buttons on each line of the account data (single line data) that will place that data into the clipboard. If you are concerned about what is left on the clipboard, the program has an erase clipboard after X amount of time feature to make sure your passwords don't hang around longer than you want.

I am not affiliated with Enpass in any way, other than as a satisfied user.

Posted by:

Jon
26 Oct 2015

A strong password is one not connected with you.

Just look at things in your room

Exclude items always there.

Use as passwords.

We use one that was the name of a vetrinary medicine last used 10 years ago and the dosage as the numbers required for one password.

Why is everything so complicated?

A friend (late 60s) is expected to change his password at a local college (he is staff) every month. Every other month he either forgets to change OR forgets the new password, for both offences he is 'locked out of the system'.

One day the IT children will realise he prefers using the phone to email..... ;) AND he has an excuse for not getting 'urgent' emails.

The getting locked out often happens (by accident honest) when he needs to get on with his work as a technician so that the students don't get behind.

He's probably the last member of staff that sees students as being more important than jobsworth managers and paperwork targets based on money!

Jon

Posted by:

Ken Splane
26 Oct 2015

Another excellent open source password manager I don't see mentioned much is Password Safe. Been using it for years and have 315 entires. http://passwordsafe.sourceforge.net/index.shtml

Posted by:

Ed
26 Oct 2015

I've been using "Access Manager" for years,version 2.2.65 works fine in Win 10,but I don't hear anything about it, is it any good these days?

Posted by:

Graham
26 Oct 2015

Hello Bob,
How do you rate Keepass Password Safe by Domanik Reichl. I have used it for about 7 years and it works for me.
Only snag is I have to keep my info on a flash drive.

Posted by:

Ryan James
26 Oct 2015

I have been an avid LastPass user and supporter over a number of years. However, in the last year, all of a sudden it is not playing nicely with either FireFox or Chrome. Each day brings different problems, so I have written to support numerous times. To their credit, they have fully questioned the issues, but never has there been a resolution.

I am not all that enamored with the mobile version. Still, it was $12 for a year and I had been getting more than my money's worth from the free version over the years.

Posted by:

Murlle
26 Oct 2015

What do you think about Keepass?

Posted by:

Cam
26 Oct 2015

what about Keepass?

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