Solved Should I trust Chrome to manage my passwords?

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August 8, 2011 at 12:34:52
Specs: Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 2.60 gigahertz AMD Athlon II X4 620 / 5887 MB
I've been using LASTPASS for logging into all sites that require a login, but it's a bit of trouble to use securely. I'm thinking of instead letting Chrome do its thing and let it manage the passwords not requiring much security. Or maybe I should let Chrome manage all my logins? Even for bank accounts?

Thanks


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August 9, 2011 at 23:57:36
All of your data is encrypted locally on your PC - only YOU can unlock it."

This is what they says on their home page and officially. Reality is sometime differ then what they says on adverts. take an example of Facebook. On their Faq they says facebook cannot be hacked by any mean. However their CEO's fan page was got hacked. Take a look at this article.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2177...

About last pass, just a google for last pass hacked or something will give you many news. one from PC world i came across

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2272...

overall, if things comes to security, if you cannot secure your own things, do not expect other services to secure them for you. hope it helps

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SubhashChy
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#1
August 8, 2011 at 15:57:08
For security reasons you should manage your own passwords. There are many ways to accomplish this and a Google search would help.

To Put all your trust in any web based application would be beyond foolish.


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#2
August 8, 2011 at 16:28:35
If your computer is properly secure, password protected, not left on when you are asleep or away, and no one else uses it, THEN you can trust your general website passwords to your browser to keep them. NEVER use anything to keep your truly secure passwords like bank accounts, security accounts, retirement accounts, school or work secure remote log ins on your computer EVER. If your computer is ever stolen or you ever sell or dispose of your computer when it gets old (unless you take out the hard drive and pound it with a 5lb sledge approaching 40 or 50 times) you do not want those passwords getting out there - ever.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#3
August 8, 2011 at 19:14:33
There is no such thing as a secure computer.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#4
August 9, 2011 at 00:49:22
yup. Agree with what above said. There is no such thing as secure computer and things are only secured until its in your own mind. Lately before few months lastpass servers got compromised and lot of user's passwords were leaked.
I do use it,but for general websites. for important password use your own mind to keep them secure.

PS: Never save primary email address password anywhere other than your own head, incase it is compromised, means everything else will be easy for the attacker

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#5
August 9, 2011 at 01:02:45
@subhash chandra

I do keep my primary email password in my head, but bank account passwords I thought should be long and random and have one or two "special" characters. E.g., !8pt2XwSVFS3g1iE . How can I keep such a thing in my head? What do you do?

Bad news about LastPass. How about RoboForm?


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#6
August 9, 2011 at 09:23:10
my bank account password is T#3it5****r3mOt3#u$3r where i stared 3 4 characters.
its still in my head being 21 charector. Its easy if you follow some techniques. Bank account's password is something we should never right down on the anywhere.

like u can think of a word or sentence and then compose a password for that.

suppose your fav sentence is : i love to enjoy rain . u can try something like "I5+52e&j0ye5" . That was an example how easy u can remember things. Try something similer yourself.

Abut roboform : It stores your password on local system instead of their servers. Can be considered as secured as till now i haven't seen any news like they have been hacked or something however keep genrel passwords only in roboform.

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August 9, 2011 at 09:24:53
test,ignore this reply

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#8
August 9, 2011 at 16:17:41
You can still make it easy to remember if you use a simple string of a few words and change it up a little like:
'My she's a cutey' becomes: miShs-aQ2y
That's not as complicated as some methods, uses capitals, a symbol, a number, and is not in any dictionary or word list.

Usually I use 3 versions of a simpler one than above for general websites and 3 versions of a longer one for secure purposes (just change a number, change which is capitalized, or add another symbol or combination to mix things up).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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August 9, 2011 at 21:01:25
@Subhash Chandra

Lately before few months lastpass servers got compromised and lot of user's passwords were leaked.

LastPass says on its main page that "All of your data is encrypted locally on your PC - only YOU can unlock it."

So what passwords were leaked?

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August 9, 2011 at 23:57:36
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All of your data is encrypted locally on your PC - only YOU can unlock it."

This is what they says on their home page and officially. Reality is sometime differ then what they says on adverts. take an example of Facebook. On their Faq they says facebook cannot be hacked by any mean. However their CEO's fan page was got hacked. Take a look at this article.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2177...

About last pass, just a google for last pass hacked or something will give you many news. one from PC world i came across

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2272...

overall, if things comes to security, if you cannot secure your own things, do not expect other services to secure them for you. hope it helps

..
SubhashChy
Become a Windows Geek


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#11
August 10, 2011 at 03:47:04
@subhash chandra

Thanks very much. The second PCWorld article was actually reassuring. I have considerably strengthened my LastPass master password, and will continue to use LastPass.


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#12
August 10, 2011 at 07:49:26
yup. I did switched to last pass from roboform before about 8 months and happy with the service. Keep changing passwords in a while and hope for the best

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