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I am currently a Computer Science Student at Austin Community College and a Systems Administration Intern (with a lot of Software QA thrown in) at Morninstar Commodity Data.


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accepted Is there a way to audit the security of my passwords on the web?
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comment Is there a way to audit the security of my passwords on the web?
I suppose I could have missed an option. Perhaps the installer's behavior is different if you're making new account vs. using an account that already exists. In any case, this answer shows exactly where it is, so it doesn't really matter much for anyone reading this, haha.
Aug
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comment Is there a way to audit the security of my passwords on the web?
I recently installed lastpass on my wife's laptop and work computer, Windows 7 and XP respectively. It didn't offer this option. It's been a while since I last installed it on Linux, but the Windows installer always seemed like a higher priority product, so I would be somewhat surprised if it offered the feature.
Aug
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comment Is there a way to audit the security of my passwords on the web?
This is the solution I had in mind. It works very well.
Aug
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comment Is there a way to audit the security of my passwords on the web?
Actually, you you stumbled upon the answer that I had in mind when I asked the question (but since I've had a read-only relationship with Superuser, I have to wait 8 hours to write an answer. Lastpass actually has already implemented this feature, and it's spectacular. I thought that the fact that this wasn't addressed on superuser was a pretty significant hole in its knowledge base, so I wanted to point it out. Have a look: Lastpass Security Challenge
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comment Is there a way to audit the security of my passwords on the web?
I didn't really answer your first question though: "Why wouldn't you just always create accounts with strong passwords?". I hadn't seen it as possible to manage credentials that include strong passwords (where one of the biggest requirements for a password to be considered strong would be that it's unique) for all of the websites that I need login credentials for before the existence of Lastpass. My best attempt at account security was to duplicate one unguessable password over many accounts. After I started using lastpass, this was no longer true, but I still have those pre-Lastpass accounts.
Aug
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comment Is there a way to audit the security of my passwords on the web?
Well, when you've been creating passwords for years before Lastpass existed, it's an issue you should look into at some point. But say you look at your lastpass vault, there's not a good way to determine password quality over multiple sites, and when you have logins for ~100 websites, auditing becomes an issue. And since it's not recommended to store your login accounts with associated passwords in plain text on your computer, having a secure tool for the purpose of auditing your password quality across accounts would be useful, especially for accounts that you don't use often.
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