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Karena
03 Nov 2017

I have been using KeePass for years - free, open-source, cross-platform - and just plain awesome! I know that not everyone likes the same thing, but I don't think a discussion of password managers is complete without mentioning KeePass.

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Richard Herman
03 Nov 2017

Have used Dashlane (new version 5 just released)for years which seems to do virtually everything that RoboForm does. Have had no problems with Dashlane so I have no pressing reason to switch. I do agree that a password manager and the ability to generate random passwords and change them at will is essential

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Roger
03 Nov 2017

I have been told by RoboForm Support that the product does not work with Windows 10.

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Roger
03 Nov 2017

I have been told by RoboForm Support that the product does not work with Windows 10.

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Rob
03 Nov 2017

I just started using Dashlane (the premium version) a couple of days ago. It does all of the stuff Roboform does and syncs across my devices.

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Ryan James
03 Nov 2017

I have been using LastPass for years and have the premium edition, cheap at $12. However, I have found I needed the customer support endlessly in the last 6 months. Each time, they gave me a 'work-around'. I don't want a work-around, I want the product to work.

I just switched to Dashlane and like it so far.

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Dave Jeffries
03 Nov 2017

Does this mean that anybody with undesired access to your stuff only has to hack one password (the roboform master) to have all of your passwords and credit card numbers?

Posted by:

NB
03 Nov 2017

I trusted Yahoo! and regret it.
I trusted Equifax and regret it.
Remind me again the definition of insanity?

Posted by:

Craig Beard
03 Nov 2017

I'm currently using LastPass, and so I'm interested in hearing from those such as Ryan James who switched from LP to another password manager. In addition to reasons for switching, I'd like to know how easy it is to move all the data from LP to RoboForn, Dashlane, etc. Thanks!

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Tom
03 Nov 2017

I use Roboform (have used it for many years) in both Internet Explorer and now in Chrome on Windows 7 Pro and Windows 10. It works in windows 10 so I am not sure what they are saying about not working in that O/S.

Posted by:

Michael
03 Nov 2017

I am using Roboform with Windows 10. It works just fine.

Posted by:

Walter
03 Nov 2017

=== Does this mean that anybody with undesired access to your stuff only has to hack one password (the roboform master) to have all of your passwords and credit card numbers? ===

Well, yes. Which is why you use a long and hard-to-hack (but easy for you to remember) password for your password manager.

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Stephanie
03 Nov 2017

What will happen when a password manager goes out of business? Will your passwords be gone forever? What about when your password manager gets hacked - the bad guys will then have easy access to all your passwords! My password-protected Excel spreadsheet works just fine for me. There are many programs that can read Excel spreadsheets, so if Microsoft and Excel disappear, I can still get to my list of websites, my log-in ids, and all my passwords. :)

Posted by:

Stephe
03 Nov 2017

KeePass is excellent...
...and FREE

Posted by:

Steve
03 Nov 2017

I have been hesitant to use a password manager for security reasons. Should the site get hacked, an intruder could get the master password to access an account or all the passwords stored. Am I being too paranoid?

Posted by:

Graham
03 Nov 2017

Yes, I agree with Stephe and Karena, I have used KeyPass for quite a few years now and have not had any problems, I keep it on a memory stick and only plug it into the USB port when needed.
I also use Identity Cloaker which encrypts all my up/downloads.
I load Identity Cloaker first then KeyPass for max security.

Posted by:

RandiO
03 Nov 2017

Trusting the management of one's own digital security responsibilities (and the data culminating from it) to such a cloud-service appears to be a slippery slope. And to have to pay for such a security service has always appeared to be a troublesome proposition [at least; IMHO]. I'd rather depend on a crystal ball to predict such usage to possibly (and ultimately) end up in an Equifax-type fiasco of significant magnitude.
An "Oops!" moment when all your eggs in that single basket fall and break (or get hacked and compromised).

Here's a quote of Bruce Schneier that sums it up pretty good: “As a cryptography and computer security expert, I have never understood the current fuss about the open source software movement. In the cryptography world, we consider open source necessary for good security; we have for decades. Public security is always more secure than proprietary security. It's true for cryptographic algorithms, security protocols, and security source code. For us, open source isn't just a business model; it's smart engineering practice.” From Bruce Schneier, Crypto-Gram website http://www.schneier.com/crypto-gram-9909.html [circa 1999/09/15]

"Is it really free? >> Yes, KeePass is really free, and more than that: it is open-source (OSI certified). You can have a look at its full source and for example check if the encryption algorithms are implemented correctly." "Perhaps you wonder why I decided to make it open-source. The answer is relatively simple: in my opinion all software that has something to do with security should be open-source. From Dominik Reichl, KeePass Password Safe website https://keepass.info/ [circa 2006/10/16]

Posted by:

Phil
03 Nov 2017

I'm going to address several concerns that I've read.
1. Roboform works just fine on Windows 10
2. I have not read all the fine print but I'm pretty sure that your passwords/master password are NOT stored in the cloud. It's encrypted on your local machine.
3. If Roboform were to go out of business then the copy you have on your machine should last a long time. There will just be no more upgrades.

Twice a year I print a copy of my passwords. As Bob has always preached, backup, backup, backup. I also include Roboforms' data files in my incremental backup.

I've been using it since it came out and never had a problem.

Posted by:

Jorge
03 Nov 2017

Have used RoboForm for years and never had an issue with it. I also use different passwords for every account and change them, specially banking ones, every 6-8 months OR when ever I return from a foreign travel.

Posted by:

Howard Bretman
03 Nov 2017

I bought the lifetime version of Roboform 6 and it works perfectly with internet explorer on windows 10 64 bit. I have not managed to get it to work with google chrome or edge. If anyone knows how to make it work with them I would be very pleased to know how.

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