Password confusion

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Goofy Yno, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. Goofy Yno macrumors member

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    I am so tired of forgetting all my passwords. I’m thinking about using one of those password programs, but I have some questions.
    1) Are they safe?
    2) I use PCs, Macs, I phone and a droid. Are there any that are compatible with all of these?
    3) Do I have to enter the 50-100 ones I have now or can the programs pick them up from my cookies or something?
    4) Which ones should I look at? I don’t mind pay some if it allows for a better system

    Thank for your help.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    #2
    You can use Keychain to track your passwords. You can also use 3rd party apps:

    Best password manager?
     
  3. ring macrumors regular

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    I recommend a password system. Break your password down into 2 parts. One part that you have stored in memory (i.e, your mind), and one part you store through a digital sync medium (evernote)...


    In evernote you should have something like this:

    Place: macrumors.com
    Username: ring
    Password key: greenkitty

    So your macrumors password would essentially be

    greenkittyredfishie438 (you have the redfishie part memorized)



    This way you will have a unique password for each website

    To test the security of your total password I recommend using this page:
    https://www.grc.com/haystack.htm
     
  4. flynz4 macrumors 68040

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    Portland, OR
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    I would recommend 1Password. It is secure, automated, and you can have unique passwords for every site. It works cross platform: OSX, Windows, IOS etc. 1Password is the industry leading standard.

    /Jim
     
  5. waynep macrumors 6502

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    #5
    I use LastPass . . It's browser plugin that is available for the major browsers . . . Mac, Win, Linux included.
     
  6. logana macrumors 65816

    logana

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    Another recommendation for 1Password - worth paying for...
     

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