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    Default What happens when someone sniffs a dollar -

    Thankfully I chose KeePass over LastPass -

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    I use my head, it's always free.
    And hackproof.

    Rarely I forget one, but there's always Forgot Password resets....
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    Default Re: What happens when someone sniffs a dollar -

    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    I use my head, it's always free.
    And hackproof.

    Rarely I forget one, but there's always Forgot Password resets....
    Do you think you should re-phrase that first line?

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    Default Re: What happens when someone sniffs a dollar -

    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    I use my head, it's always free.
    And hackproof.

    Rarely I forget one, but there's always Forgot Password resets....
    Which implies it's either the same email/password for every site (so the password for here is the same as your bank, and so when I haX0r pcworld, I'll then try all the banks with the users) , or you're only on a handful of sites.
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    Default Re: What happens when someone sniffs a dollar -

    I switched to Bitwarden as soon as LastPass made this announcement.

    How else did they think making the free product useless would turn out?

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    I have made a simple word document with all my passwords. It's simple and easily accessed in particular for the ones I don't use very often. Can't understand why you would want to put your passwords on an online programme.
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    Default Re: What happens when someone sniffs a dollar -

    this is why to not use pass managers
    Dont assume their security is up to scratch

    https://password-managers.bestreview...e-been-hacked/
    https://www.tomsguide.com/news/password-manager-hacks

    "The researchers found that each password manager had flaws that could let attackers steal passwords from either the Chrome browser extension or the Android app.

    A few made it possible to guess the access PIN for the Android apps, giving an attacker full control, or even to "brute force" the master password to the account via the Chrome extension.

    "Vulnerabilities in password managers provide opportunities for hackers to extract credentials," Shahandashti said in a University of York news posting. "

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    I have a password protected Excel file with all my passwords for different sites recorded Upper case lower case numbers symbols and .part words. I use lots of different passwords and periodically change some-especially different banks. Can be a temporary hassle when I forget that I recently changed the password and am automatically entering the former one.
    Recently I was frustrated about not being able to log in to Companies office website using my Realme password so I rang them to do a reset . I was told "if you have not used it to access our system for a reasonably long time it is "disabled". I got the temporary password then changed it back to what it was -time wasting.

    I periodically change the password for the [protected Excel file. Can be a time consuming nightmare if I forget the Excel password - generally I subsequently recall it.

    I do recognise that password protection in Excel is not fool proof.

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    Default Re: What happens when someone sniffs a dollar -

    Quote Originally Posted by Neil F View Post
    I have a password protected Excel file with all my passwords for different sites recorded Upper case lower case numbers symbols and .part words. I use lots of different passwords and periodically change some-especially different banks. Can be a temporary hassle when I forget that I recently changed the password and am automatically entering the former one.
    Recently I was frustrated about not being able to log in to Companies office website using my Realme password so I rang them to do a reset . I was told "if you have not used it to access our system for a reasonably long time it is "disabled". I got the temporary password then changed it back to what it was -time wasting.

    I periodically change the password for the [protected Excel file. Can be a time consuming nightmare if I forget the Excel password - generally I subsequently recall it.

    I do recognise that password protection in Excel is not fool proof.
    You've pretty much described Keepass, but it's better designed for it. Have a look. It's a local database of passwords, which is essentially the same as your excel file (or the other chap that had a word document)

    One of the coolest features is a global hot key (ctrl-alt-a) that will look at the window title (browser page to pressf1 for example) and will find a matching title in the keepass and type in the user name tab, password, enter.
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