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|Subject: Re: Password Keepers||Date: 1/25/2013 1:58 PM|
|Author: TwoCybers||Number: 183516 of 190072|
While the article you referenced is discomforting, if you read the details widely reported this person violated a number of important rules -- like using common passwords. My own view is there are very few people whose security would not be improved by adopting/using a password manager.
On one extreme those people who use Password, 123456, or ChangeMe as a password might actually use some decent passwords.
On the other extreme people like your self could easily use a different, secure password for each site and would find it much easier to change them periodically - since recording/remembering would be less trouble.
If your home has multiple computers and users, a manager makes it easy to keep a household database current. In my case, my wife is a Windows person and I use Mac - since our Password manager syncs across both PCs and operating systems we have minimal hassles.
Finally - just because things can go very wrong and loosing all data in a Password Manager could be a serious problem - we keep a spreadsheet with various information including passwords. If you go this route, you might want to consider a file name other than PINs or Passwords.
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