Any recommendations on a password manager system?
I know it is highly recommended to not use the same password for everything. I have so many different online accounts, it has become difficult to create new passwords that are strong enough and not repeated. I know there are password managers to help with this, but I don't recognize any of the brands. Is anyone using a easily manageable and secure password manager they would recommend?
+1 for LastPass. Excellent reputation for security - their technical architecture is such that employees cannot decrypt your passwords, even if they wanted to. Also easy integrations with browsers and mobile apps.
Example incident on LastPass, links below. This gives you a good idea about how safe/vulnerable you are using a password manager like LastPass, and their tech held-up pretty well under the circumstances.
Wired Article: https://www.wired.com/2015/06/hack-brief-password-manager-lastpass-got-breached-hard/
Official Response: https://blog.lastpass.com/2015/06/lastpass-security-notice.html/
If you use _any_ password manager, make sure that you use a strong master password and ideally use two-factor authentication (code-generator, SMS, etc) - make sure that your password manager supports two-factor auth.
I've been usinig Roboform for years and love it and highly recommend it. Lastpass is also excellent.
It may be best for you (or in consultation with your trusted IT guru) develop your own passworded / encrypted process or place to store your passwords. It is risky to use a popular solution to do this, as it could be increasing your chance of being hacked if more people know about it.
I had checked out a few in the past and found LastPass to be the best. Just make sure to make a strong password that no one can guess.
I use Dashlane. Works and synchs across Windows 10, OS X, and IOS.
I have used Keepass2 (formerly keepassX) for the past decade. It has really worked for me. As a system engineer I maintain various accounts at work, plus the many accounts internet I access via the internet.
Keepass is quite secure, is updated regularly and allows me to synchronize password files kept on a different location, as well as access it via a URL (if stored on internet-accessible storage, such as dropbox or GoogleDrive). It also supports password to open the database itself as well as a plethora of security configurable security measures.
It was designed for and is best run on Windows. I successfully run it on Ubuntu and Centos Linux, IOS and Android. On some platform the client might not support he URL connection method, in which case one has to copy the file and open locally. That can be gotten around using a dropbox client (or one like it) and opening the local file as it will get sync'ed automagically.
I have found it to be very reliable. I do not trust the browser based solutions as they have proven to have security holes -- not too long ago at that.
oh, and it's open source too!
I have used 1Password ever since the Heartbleed virus surfaced. It has been an excellent solution for managing my passwords. It works across devices and cross-platform. It's easily accessible for filling logins on sites via a 1Password icon at the top your browser. Their support has proven to be helpful and effective whenever I've had a problem.
I use lastpass for my laptop and my cell phone and it works perfectly. Since I started using it, I have 16 digit random passwords for each account and I don't worry about passwords residing on my laptop or cell phone anymore. Everything is encrypted.
I'm a big fan of a software called 1Password. Works great on a wide range of devices and browsers.
I am using keepass since 2011 or 2012, works for windows and linux probably mas too
As a security professional i wouldn't recommend password managers that stores password online. But then it depends on what you are using these passwords for, therefore online storage may be what you need for the different web sites and web applications that you use.
Why not try KeePass - No Online storage
Or Dashlane for online uses and web apps
I mostly use the built in Keychain features on my Mac and my own system of creating unique, memorable passwords. When I need something more advanced, I turn to 1Password.
yes my favorite system is Dashlane. there is the free version that works great. roborm and Lastpass are also good. I like Dashlane best.
The password manager is never a recommended option to you. I have some where around 50+ online account password. You will have to manage by yourself as you could set up your passwords surrounding your life's event happened in past. That is how i can manage to keep track of my passwords.
My passwords are my past and only i know my past better than anyone so i can keep track of my password in my memory.
To keep your passwords in password manager and then remember your password for password manager, if you forget you will be nowhere. If someone else got hand on it then you are done.
I would not recommend password manager for anyone. Everything should be in your memory and your passwords are your past.
If I can do this you could do it.
I have found 1Password highly efficient and easy to manage.
Lastpass if you need transparent sync between all your devices.
Or Keepaas if you do not trust service providers
Hi Erica. I haven't tried it yet myself, but my business coach (and most of her clients) are using Last Pass (www.lastpass.com). There are 1000's out there, but this one rates pretty high on social media. Hope this helps. ~Michael
I use LastPass. It's free for PC's. It generates different random passwords for each account and remembers them when you want to log in.
Easiest to explain how I do this on a video ... https://dianedarling.wistia.com/projects/pw554juabl