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Old 13-03-2017, 19:04   #101
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Always hate how (mostly banks) limit passwords to only 8 characters, or no punctuation, etc. Makes creating and remembering passwords much harder.
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Old 14-03-2017, 06:49   #102
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Password generators allow you to set different parameters, eg:

LastPass
  • Password Length: 12
  • Allow All Character Types - ✓
  • Make Pronounceable - ✓
  • A-Z a-z 0-9 !$%@# - ✓
  • Minimum Numeric Characters: 5
  • Avoid Ambiguous Characters - ✓
Norton Identity Safe
  • Password Length: 12
  • Include Letters: ✓
  • Include Mixed Case: ✓
  • Include Numbers: ✓
  • Include Punctuation: ✓
  • No Similar characters: ✓
  • Quantity: 1
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Old 21-03-2017, 15:07   #103
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Old 22-03-2017, 13:11   #104
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This might be of interest to users of Lastpass:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/03...lnerabilities/

Flaws in the Chrome and Firefox extensions that allow a malicious website to pinch all your passwords or execute software on the machine!
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Old 08-12-2018, 11:35   #105
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Interesting ... even using Chrome's incognito-mode (and not logged in to google) gives you customised search results !

Measuring the "Filter Bubble": How Google is influencing what you click

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Finding #1: Most people saw results unique to them, even when logged out and in private browsing mode.
Finding #2: Google included links for some participants that it did not include for others.
No big deal, you say ? Well these were the search terms under study ...
  • gun control
  • immigration
  • vaccinations

See the problem now ?!
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Old 19-01-2021, 12:35   #106
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Just got an email from ';--have i been pwned? >>



Massive Nitro data breach impacts Microsoft, Google, Apple, more

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Old 19-01-2021, 13:55   #107
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Another advantage of specific email addresses - so you can tell where they came from and block them.
77 million is one hell of a breach though!!
Interestingly, I've not had an email yet...
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Old 19-01-2021, 16:13   #108
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Another advantage of specific email addresses - so you can tell where they came from and block them.
77 million is one hell of a breach though!!
Interestingly, I've not had an email yet...
Nor me - yet that site claims I have been pwned (though not due to the Nitro breach) but has never sent me any email about it.

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Old 20-01-2021, 05:37   #109
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This breach was apparently back in September, and I only just got the email.

You do need to subscribe to get alerted.
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Old 18-02-2021, 19:15   #110
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https://support.logmeininc.com/lastp...-march-16-2021

Just had an email to say Lastpass Free is changing. From March 16 you can no longer use it across all your devices.

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What is changing for LastPass Free, and when?
We’re making changes to how LastPass Free users access LastPass across device types. LastPass offers access across two device types - Computers (including all browsers running on desktops and laptops) or Mobile Devices (including mobile phones, smart watches, and tablets). Starting March 16, 2021, LastPass Free will only include access on unlimited devices of one type.
Gits.

Bitwarden seems to be the new hotness so I'll check them out. Got a month to switch.
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Old 18-02-2021, 19:33   #111
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Yes, been using BitWarden for a while. Its not 'brilliant' (doesn't work flawlessly on my Android) but on my desktop, its great. The UI is a bit 'meh' but its OK once you get used to it. It syncs well enough, so if (for example) you try to log into an app which isn't working, you can run up the main BitWarden app and get the details you need.
I'd not used LastPass on other devices, but using BitWarden is quicker than LastPass.
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Old 18-02-2021, 20:14   #112
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Another BitWarden user here (on multiple devices). No drama.
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Old 18-02-2021, 21:02   #113
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Heard lots of good things about Bitwarden but have always felt slightly cynical/wary of using an online storage platform - which potentially knows your main account password - to store all your other passwords. Yes my tin foil hat is that big

Though IIRC you can set up Bitwarden on your local LAN ( and use port forwarding to access it remotely ) ... sure I saw a YouTube video recently of someone doing it using Docker on a Raspberry Pi
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Old 18-02-2021, 21:15   #114
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Wow.......

Funnily enough I just came here, to put a query up on this very topic.
Given the (dare I say unwise) change in LastPass's policy.

I mean it could all go belly up and their expetiment fails and they backtrack to allow perhaps 3 device, but I guess we'll see.

I did a bit of quick Google Searching and also came up with BitWarden as a potential alternative.
All sounded good, also it being open source and never been hacked, but did see mention it was a bit messy/iffy? sometimes when it comes to auto filling box's on-screen.

Has LastPass about a year, and will admit I'm still not convinced.

I've been using eWallet for many many MANY years.
And started using eWallet way back when I had a Palm PDA, long before smartphones.

Runs on Computers and Phones, and will sync across WiFi, and has everything in it.
The encrypted "wallet file" is not in the cloud and only on-device.
Does not do any auto-fills, so it's not like a LastPass type thing.

Will admit, I'm still wary of LastPass... Not sure what to do.
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Old 18-02-2021, 21:20   #115
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I use KeePass. It's great if you don't want a company to store your passwords and you don't mind doing your own syncing (I use google drive, but I assume it can work with onedrive, dropbox etc)
https://keepass.info/
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I use KeePass. It's great if you don't want a company to store your passwords and you don't mind doing your own syncing (I use google drive, but I assume it can work with onedrive, dropbox etc)
https://keepass.info/
Yeah, that's kinda what I do with eWallet.
It does offer cloud now, but I'd rather the encrypted data files only ever exist on my actual devices.
And the Sync isn't that bad.
Just fire up two things (PC and Phone) hit sync on them both, and they will sync across wifi.

Perhaps it's me, but it feels safer this way.
I keep my lastpass password in eWallet

Is it just me being paranoid, but it pasting a password into a box on a website by hand safer than something which integrates with a browser, and puts in the data automatically?

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Old 18-02-2021, 21:56   #117
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Though IIRC you can set up Bitwarden on your local LAN ( and use port forwarding to access it remotely ) ... sure I saw a YouTube video recently of someone doing it using Docker on a Raspberry Pi
Unless you really know what you are doing I would be very weary of opening up ports for external access.

I have been trying out Bitwarden the last few days and it seems very clunky. In fact today I manage to lock out an account because of the font they used to display lower case l. Doesn't seem to find log in fields in Android often to the point I almost feel I should just pay the £27 a year to LastPass.
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Will admit, I've never fully gotton on-board with Lastpass.

1: The actual internal layout where you put secret/private info is pretty confined esp compared to info about everything I have in eWallet.

2: Even if I totally ignore that, they keep on about how great LastPass is, and yet, it's utterly useless when it comes to pretty much any banking site as it can't fill anything like those security questions/options out, and other sites (Bulb energy) simply don't accept/allow/kick-in last pass.

It's a nice idea, but it is very hit and miss as I guess most/all of these are.
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I've switched over to Bitwarden this morning and will give it a go for a couple of weeks - been using LastPass for many years, but feel the annual price is too steep for home users. If it was £10 or maybe even £15 for the year (I think it was £12.99 when I had premium a couple of years ago) I'd go with it, but at £30+ it's definitely worth looking into alternatives!
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Unless you really know what you are doing I would be very weary of opening up ports for external access.
Port forwarding is the easy part. Setting Bitwarden up is the tricky part
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