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Old Jan 27, 2013, 08:31 PM   #1
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Which password manager do you use for your MacBook Pro?

as title suggests, i am looking for a good, free, secure password manager for my macbook pro, as i making that my primary computer.

i was looking at keepass and wanted to get feedback and usability feedback from here. also suggest if i should consider any other passwordmanagers.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 08:37 PM   #2
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It's not free but 1Password is great. I use it on all my Apple products.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 08:37 PM   #3
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as title suggests, i am looking for a good, free, secure password manager for my macbook pro, as i making that my primary computer.

i was looking at keepass and wanted to get feedback and usability feedback from here. also suggest if i should consider any other passwordmanagers.
Here are a few existing threads that might give you some food for thought:

1password or lastpass for password management?
Best password manager?
Anyone here using a password manager for iOS? What do you like?
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I use LastPass. It's cross-platform (OS X, Windows, iOS, Android, Linux & more) and also cross-browser (Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer).

It's endorsed by c|net, LifeHacker and PCMag.com as well as computer security expert Steve Gibson.

I love it and have never had any issues with it. It just works and works well.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 10:23 PM   #7
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1password with Dropbox.

I've always wanted to check out keepass, though.
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I use LastPass. It's cross-platform (OS X, Windows, iOS, Android, Linux & more) and also cross-browser (Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer).

It's endorsed by c|net, LifeHacker and PCMag.com as well as computer security expert Steve Gibson.

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Absolutely love LastPass. Huge fan!
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LastPass. Wouldn't use anything else.
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LastPass. Wouldn't use anything else.
Do you use it on iOS? Haven't decided if it is worth it for $1 a month. Im cheap!

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It's endorsed by c|net, LifeHacker and PCMag.com as well as computer security expert Steve Gibson.

I love it and have never had any issues with it. It just works and works well.
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Do you use it on iOS? Haven't decided if it is worth it for $1 a month. Im cheap!

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Do you use for iOS?
Yes I have it for iOS as well, both on iPhone and iPad. It's been invaluable and IMO, worth the money to spend on it.
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does LastPass stores passwords in "cloud". is there any concern around it?
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Yes it is a cloud-based service. There aren't any security concerns with it and you can read an independent review of it's security here.
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as title suggests, i am looking for a good, free, secure password manager for my macbook pro, as i making that my primary computer.

i was looking at keepass and wanted to get feedback and usability feedback from here. also suggest if i should consider any other passwordmanagers.
Here's a vote for keypass x
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as title suggests, i am looking for a good, free, secure password manager for my macbook pro, as i making that my primary computer.

i was looking at keepass and wanted to get feedback and usability feedback from here. also suggest if i should consider any other passwordmanagers.
Which password manager do I use? My head. It's by far the safest and most secure.

Think about it -- password managers aren't that safe. I would never trust putting my passwords (especially important ones) into an application. I sure as hell wouldn't put them into a 3rd-party app.
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Which password manager do I use? My head. It's by far the safest and most secure.

Think about it -- password managers aren't that safe. I would never trust putting my passwords (especially important ones) into an application. I sure as hell wouldn't put them into a 3rd-party app.
You can't be serious--your head? At least use a notepad doc to put them in. Unless you are some kind of prodigy there is no way a person could memorize hundreds of random 12 or more digit alpha-numeric passwords--which are the only way to be sure you are not dictionary cracked. But if you can do it that way, I commend you--for me--I'll stick with 1Password on my rMBP, iMac, and iPhone.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 12:07 PM   #20
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You can't be serious--your head? At least use a notepad doc to put them in. Unless you are some kind of prodigy there is no way a person could memorize hundreds of random 12 or more digit alpha-numeric passwords--which are the only way to be sure you are not dictionary cracked. But if you can do it that way, I commend you--for me--I'll stick with 1Password on my rMBP, iMac, and iPhone.
That and, ya know, it was somewhere around not at all what the OP was looking for.
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Which password manager do I use? My head. It's by far the safest and most secure.

Think about it -- password managers aren't that safe. I would never trust putting my passwords (especially important ones) into an application. I sure as hell wouldn't put them into a 3rd-party app.
This is the worst advice ever. I have eidetic memory and at best, can remember maybe 10 or so of my randomly generated passwords. That you use your memory indicates to me you have fairly simplistic or formulaic passwords (ie Fibonacci sequence, etc) and/or you reuse them on a number of sites.

Passwords, except when simplistic, are rarely broken themselves. Usually, it's either an insecurity on a site where you have an account that gets compromised, leaking your login info, or user error such as a phishing scam. In either case, reusing passwords will allow a hacker with a single compromised set of information to then get into a number of your accounts, especially if there are linked emails in the compromised account.

You're better off something like 1Password, which does not send any information to the company and stores your passwords locally, and can generate and autofill passwords for you (trust me, 834KV2JNWo2TgXfjcBBrQ4381, which I just generated right now on the spot, is more secure than xShane-p4$$w0rd). This way, you can also have a different password each site. And if you choose to back them up online to Dropbox, it's safer there than any of the actual sites would be themselves.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 12:25 PM   #23
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In either case, how does your snide and utterly useless remark help the OP? He wanted a password manager, and you told him to just remember his passwords. But either way, send me a PM when all of your accounts are compromised because you signed up for that lovely free Russian bride.

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In either case, how does your snide and utterly useless remark help the OP? He wanted a password manager, and you told him to just remember his passwords. But either way, send me a PM when all of your accounts are compromised because you signed up for that lovely free Russian bride.
You just (basically) criticized me for a "rude attempt" to ridicule you, yet to turn around and do the same thing. Practice what you preach, huh?

Anyhow, back to the main point. The OP asked for a password manager, and I suggested a reasonable one. He doesn't have to use my suggestion -- it is merely a suggestion. Chances are, he's not going to acquire all the other suggestions, either. You instantly jumped and attacked me, first.

For obvious reasons, I'm not going to disclose how I mentally manage or create my passwords.

It's not wise to put all of your eggs in one basket, or in other words, all of your passwords in one application. What if your password storing application is compromised. Oops, I guess all of your stored passwords are in trouble.

Furthermore, the program's algorithm that generates your passwords could in theory be reverse engineered. And don't give me this "random" BS. It's not truly random.

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You can't be serious--your head? At least use a notepad doc to put them in. Unless you are some kind of prodigy there is no way a person could memorize hundreds of random 12 or more digit alpha-numeric passwords--which are the only way to be sure you are not dictionary cracked. But if you can do it that way, I commend you--for me--I'll stick with 1Password on my rMBP, iMac, and iPhone.
*You* can't be serious. A notepad doc? Seriously?
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Which password manager do I use? My head. It's by far the safest and most secure.
Actually, that's probably one of the more insecure ways to do it. Humans are not nearly as unique/creative as we think we are especially when it comes to creating passwords. Not to mention how easy it is for modern computers, loaded with GPUs, to crack "secure" passwords.

I'll take a password manager, governed by a master password that was truly generated in a random fashion by me, over my head any day.
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