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How do I securely store and manage 180 passwords?

I have about 180 passwords for different websites and web services. They are all stored in one single password protected Excel document. As the list gets longer I am more and more concerned about its ...
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What's an efficient way to change my 200+ account passwords?

I have a lot of online accounts, web services, and so on -- personal as well as business -- so obviously(?) I use a password manager to handle them all. Specifically I use Lastpass but my question ...
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How safe is Firefox password manager?

I have been using the Firefox password manager for long time, but never checked/verified how secure it is.
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Password manager for multiple computers?

Is there a password manager that I can use on multiple computers, to remember all the passwords I use on the sites I visit?
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Can I use multiple URLs in the URL field of KeePass?

I am using KeePass version 2.19. What I would like to do is have more than just one URL address associated with a given user name and password. The entry for a given website might look something like ...
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How to force Chrome to remember a password? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I force Google Chrome to remember passwords? Chrome is not trying to remember a password on web.ebuddy.com Is there a way to force Chrome to remember a password for ...
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Store passwords in putty

How can I store my connection passwords in putty?
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KeePass justification [closed]

I personally have about 20 accounts (my personal user id on lots of machines). For shared "system" accounts, there are about 45 per environment; development, test, and production. I have access to 2 ...
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Should I let my browser or the site remember my password, or neither?

What are the security implications of letting a web browser remember log-in information for me? Should I let a browser remember, like Firefox or Chrome, or should I let the site remember? I'm sure ...
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How does Google Chrome store passwords?

Are they encrypted in disk? How? Are they safe, for example, in the event of someone booting from a Live CD and mounting the hard disk? How is the encryption key generated? Is it different in ...
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Google Chrome: Import/Export Passwords?

I recently migrated from Windows7 to Kubuntu 10.0.4. In many ways, I'm loving the change. (I never knew it could be such a seemless process to write/test scripts!) One of the few things that is ...
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firefox: remember passwords for all sites

When logging in on some websites, these sites don't offer (I suspect intentionally) to remember passwords. This happens not only on public websites, but also in my intranet (remote web consoles, Dell ...
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How to get passwords from Opera Password manager?

How I get my passwords from Password manager at Opera? Is there easy solution? I mean like firefox style.
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Force Firefox to remember passwords for the sites that don't let users save them

With Firefox 3.6.10 on Windows XP (I haven't tried other combinations), it seems like some websites prevent visitors from saving their password. That happens a lot with bank websites (for obvious ...
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Best way to share certain passwords stored in Keepass?

What's the best way to share certain passwords that are stored in a Keepass database? For example, I want to share certain Banking Passwords with a family member, but I don't want to share my work ...
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Sensible Password Policy

I've been tasked with putting together the company security policy. As part of this I want to define what is a sensible but secure password (length, characters etc), how often they should be changed, ...
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Does Windows 7 allow auto-login with a stored password, like TweakUI did?

The TweakUI powertoy for Windows XP had an option to auto-login. It stored your password and did the login for you. This was useful, since you kept password protection, but had login programs loaded ...
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KeePass: use a key file or a regular password?

I'm setting up a KeePass database and it offers the ability to use a key file, which it says is more secure because it can use a longer and more complex password but is easier to break because you ...
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Is it safe to store my passwords in an encrypted .7z/.zip by 7-zip?

Here is what I do: Type in all kinds of passwords in an excel file (.xlsx) Zip it with a password by 7-zip AES 256 length > 8 combination of A-Z a-z 0-9 symbols different from ...
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How can I force chrome to remember my passwords? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I force Google Chrome to remember passwords? On most sites, chrome has stored my passwords, however, on one particular site (paypal.com) I can't get it to ask if I ...
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Why is LastPass Pocket not recommended? [closed]

Just noticed on LastPass Pocket download and support pages, it's mentioned that LastPass Portable is recommended over using LastPass Pocket. However, no explanation is provided on any of those ...
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What Chrome password manager fits my requirements?

To prevent myself from using the same password everywhere I would like to start using a good password manager. Because most of my passwords are used in the browser I'm searching for something that ...
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Sync Firefox and Chrome passwords?

I'm switching from Firefox and Chrome on a daily basis. I'm tired of having to open up Firefox each time I don't remember a Password to a website. Is there an option to sync the saved passwords ...
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Firefox: Remember new passwords without prompting

How can I make Firefox automatically remember all passwords without prompting?
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Where are my Firefox passwords saved?

In a fear-driven reaction to recent hacking events I thought over my password strategy. The basic question is are my saved passwords in FireFox safe from remote access? I.e. where are they kept, are ...
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Location of passwords file in Firefox 15 (Windows 8)?

On Windows 8, where does Firefox save a users password? I think on older Firefox versions it was in "signons.txt" but I couldn't find this file on my entire hard drive - so perhaps this has changed in ...
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Is there something like gnome-keyring for Windows7?

I want to use my login password to autounlock a passwordmanager. Is there something which makes this possible and fairly secure?
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1answer
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Password memorization and autocomplete heuristics in Chrome

What are Chrome's heuristics to decide to save login form data and autocomplete them on the next visit? If Chrome isn't saving the credentials on a particular form, what could the reasons be? I know ...
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Different SSH/Login Password From SUDO Password

I'd like to use a different password to elevate my user to sudo status than the password I use to login (either via GUI, shell, or SSH) to my account. Is this possible? EDIT: Since setting the root ...
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How are SQL server management studio passwords saved?

If, when connecting to a database with sql server management studio and you select "remember password"... where and how is it saved? I presume it is somehow encrypted using your windows login ...
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Is there a Way to Retrieve a Lost/Forgotten KeePass Password?

I recently decided to store all of my passwords in KeyPass Password Safe 2. I forgot my password to KeyPass. Is there anyway to retrieve it? My assumption is no there is not for obvious reasons.
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How can I make the Firefox Password Manager more intelligent?

I have two major gripes about the FF password manager: If I restore a session with multiple tabs with sites with saved passwords, the master password prompt pops up once for each of them, even if I ...
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How can I have a secure domain login without a complex password?

I have recently gone on a security binge, using a password manager to ensure I have different complex passwords on every service I use. However, there's one hole in this system: the domain login. I ...
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Save web site usernames but not passwords in Firefox

Quick summary: I want Firefox to remember and autofill usernames, but not save passwords. Since a lot of web sites use email addresses as usernames and I regularly use a disposable email address ...
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Few questions about how to be more secure with passwords (lastpass, onepassword, 2 step auth)

I'm looking at the following: 1password (love the UI, don't mind the price), lastpass (love yubikey, hate the interface), keepass (hate the interface even more). I want to use 1password however I'm ...
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Why does my Firefox authentication popup only offer one username/password combination?

I have two cPanel accounts at the same machine (shared hosting). I am connecting to cPanel with Firefox (3.5.3) on Mac (10.5.8). I enter site IP in address bar and this basic authentication popup ...
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What trickery does Microsoft employ that makes it difficult or impossible to save your Live login credentials?

On Microsoft's Live single sign on system they seem to employ some kind of trickery to prevent browsers from wanting to save passwords. (Or at the very least Firefox behaves as such). I have the ...
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Reset user passwd when you don't know it

I have a small problem. I have shared keys setup on my domain, so I never type my password to login anymore. I've forgotten my password now. This is a problem because only my user can sudo. Password ...
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samba sync password with unix password on debian wheezy

I installed samba on my server and I am trying to write a script to spare me the two steps to add user, e.g.: adduser username smbpasswd -a username My smb.conf states: # This boolean parameter ...
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How can I view saved passwords in Internet Explorer?

In Firefox and Chrome I can see the passwords that I have saved using Options or Preferences. Is there any way to do this in Internet Explorer?
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What applications provide org.freedesktop.secrets.service

While trying out google-chrome dev and beta channels' latest version (25), I was getting a segmentation fault problem causing Chrome to crash, right after showing a message informing that it was ...
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Why Can I Not Create a Picture Password in Windows 8?

Orientation: PC Settings: User I have no option to create a Picture Password for my user account in Windows 8, what am I doing wrong? Incidentally, I see no option to create a PIN logon either. ...
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Trying to find a password manager that does not require sync through “the cloud”

I am interested in a password manager that synchronizes between iOS/Android/WP7 and Windows 7. And does not require me to synchronize through or store my passwords on an online service. Does such a ...
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What Mac OS tool do you use to generate random passwords for logins? [closed]

What Mac OS tool do you use to generate random passwords for logins, and back them up (encrypted) in case your computer dies?
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Making Firefox remember multiple user name/passwords for the same site

I have several gmail logins for different purposes (work, home, other family members, etc.). Firefox happily remembers them all, but my problem is that it no longer even asks if want to remember the ...
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1answer
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Managing client passwords

I am just starting up a small website development business and one of the issues I am having is remembering passwords and account information for clients hosting, cpanel, ftp accounts etc. I was ...
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Chrome does not ask me to save password for some websites

Why Chrome asks to store some website passwords, but not for other websites?
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How to re-enable passwords remembering in Firefox?

I told Firefox to stop asking to remember passwords on a site, but now i would like to re-enable it. I looked around in FF and couldn't find how to do it.
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Is the space character a valid FreeBSD password?

Is the space character " " a valid FreeBSD password?
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What can I do when I have forgotten my LastPass Master Password?

Right, Here's the situation I'm in - got assigned to a new system. Installed LastPass. LastPass login stares at me... and I'm blank. The password hint doesn't work ( mainly because after their ...