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  •  with a cloud service, (1+ / 0-)
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    CuriousBoston

    aren't you dependent on their servers being up? If they go down, you can't get in anywhere b/c you don't know your passwords.

    Mitt Romney = Draco Malfoy

    by ubertar on Fri Jul 13, 2012 at 06:34:10 AM PDT

    •  Pretty much. (1+ / 0-)
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      ubertar

      That's the risk you take with cloud services for anything. LastPass lets you download an offline version of the database to save (which I do periodically), or you can stick with something like KeePass as a strictly local file-based solution, and use Dropbox to handle the sync.

      •  I just tried keepass, and it immediately froze. (1+ / 0-)
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        Ginny in CO

        It didn't freeze the whole computer, but the program itself froze on first run. So I uninstalled it. I like the idea, but I need something reliable. Does reliable and free exist?

        Mitt Romney = Draco Malfoy

        by ubertar on Fri Jul 13, 2012 at 08:32:32 AM PDT

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        •  I wonder what happened? (0+ / 0-)

          I've been using Keepass since the very first version.  Before that I used Password Prompter.  I've never had any problems with either one of the locking up and I use them on Windows, Linux and Android.  Synchronization thru Dropbox is simple and fast.

    •  Not to mention, *YOUR PASSWORDS* are stored (1+ / 0-)
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      DRo

      on the cloud service. Do you want all of your passwords off on random disks in some random datacenter? I sure don't.

      Any password app will encrypt your passwords, of course, before sticking them up in "the cloud." Supposedly, at least. Trusting it to actually do so, and with proper encryption, is a security risk that can be avoided.

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