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#13053 - 11/29/10 08:26 PM Last Pass Application
MG2009 Offline


Registered: 08/05/09
Anyone want to weigh in on this password application:

http://lastpass.com/

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#13056 - 11/29/10 11:21 PM Re: Last Pass Application [Re: MG2009]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
I just took a look at LastPass - Screencasts (Basic Instructions), and I don't see how it differs (on the surface) from Safari's AutoFill other than that it's not as easy to use.
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#13057 - 11/30/10 12:44 AM Re: Last Pass Application [Re: MG2009]
ryck Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Okanagan Valley
Originally Posted By: MG2009
Anyone want to weigh in on this password application

Like artie505 I also looked at the site and the video, and concluded that it's probably not much different than the function in Safari....and the Safari route seems easier. However, if you're not a Safari used, the point may be moot.

I like having the function built into my browser because, as the browser gets various security updates, so should this function. It's one less thing to worry about.

ryck


Edited by ryck (11/30/10 08:22 AM)
Edit Reason: Grammar
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#13058 - 11/30/10 09:11 AM Re: Last Pass Application [Re: ryck]
MG2009 Offline


Registered: 08/05/09
Thanks for the input.

I used Safari for several years and then decided to try Firefox - which I am currently using.

My concern, naturally, regarding ANY of these Password Manager applications is that if the Master password is "discovered", then I presume all the passwords under that main one would be accessible. Meanwhile, I have a pile of passwords that I am keeping track of in my head!

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#13059 - 11/30/10 09:29 AM Re: Last Pass Application [Re: MG2009]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
> Meanwhile, I have a pile of passwords that I am keeping track of in my head!

I've taken Virtual 1's lead, and I back up my passwords, both AutoFill and non, in an encrypted/password protected disk image.

Why don't you use Firefox's "Remember passwords for sites" functionality? (Its master password functionality seems to me to be little more than an emulation of OS X's Keychain Access functionality.)

Edit: > [...] if the Master password is "discovered", then I presume all the passwords under that main one would be accessible.

Which is, more or less, no different than what happens in OS X if your keychain password is discovered.


Edited by artie505 (11/30/10 09:32 AM)
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