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Author: TwoCybers Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 189606  
Subject: Re: Password Keepers Date: 1/25/2013 1:58 PM
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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.

Gordon
Atlanta
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