Password Management Software

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  1. luv2bsecure

    luv2bsecure Infrequent Poster

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    I think it would be interesting to hear what everyone is using for Password Management. I have used, "Password Safe" and tried a couple of others over the years, but things are getting out of hand on my end. I would like to see if there is something new out there to try. I think it would be interesting to see how everyone manages passwords for sites, email, shareware, etc.

    I'll mention one I'm looking at: I have organized my projects for a long time using Tex Notes from GemX:
    http://www.gemx.com/texnotes.php
    It's a superb little information management program. They have a new product, with a very similar user interface called "GuardMax" for Password Management. I started to go ahead and buy it and then I decided against it until I hear what people here are using. No telling what I might be missing out on!

    John
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  2. TonyKlein

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    I use RoboForm, both for form filling and for password management:

    http://www.roboform.com/

    You can either choose whether to encrypt a password individually, or to encrypt all by default.

    It can fill out passwords automatically if you so desire, and even log you into a site without any intervention on your part

    Your choice.

    I love this applicatin. It's very smart indeed.
     
  3. root

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  4. Phil

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    You might want to give this one a look. I dl it a few months ago just to take a look and it is still with me.

    http://www.moonsoftware.com/pwagent.asp

    They have a "Lite" freeware version that is limited only by the number of entries (25) per file so will give you a good flavor of the app.

    In the meantime, I'm going to look at the one in your link! :)

    Phil
     
  5. luv2bsecure

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    Hi Phil!

    Thank you for directing me to Password Agent. I had checked out some from Web Attack and none struck my fancy. After I saw your post and went to the site I saw this was from Moon Software. Well, small world, I use Moon's "Backup Magic" as my primary backup program! It's the easiest backup program I've ever used. I've had IT about a year or so. I downloaded Password Agent and really like it a lot. If you went to the GemX site, you will be surprised how similar they are in structure - using the groupings, folders, subfolders, etc.
    Thanks for the link!

    Have a good week,
    John
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  6. Phil

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    Pretty neat little app, huh. I have to curb my exuberence when suggesting an app I *really* like 'cause I have a tendency to sound like I work in marketing. :rolleyes:

    Yes, I did notice what seems to be only a visual difference between the two. The GemX app appears to have a few more features and offers more algos (only two additional that I would be interested in) but the two apps are VERY similar. I guess a good idea is a good idea! I tend to prefer simplicity in my crypto apps, not more features. Seems the more an app can do, the more might go wrong. I do like the password within a password, though. I just may have to give the GemX app a test drive. Like you said, you never know what you might be missing. I can tell you I have had NO problems with PA. The Ringdoll 256 (well, that's the way it *should* be spelled :D) is plenty strong enough for my needs. I'm glad you like it.

    I note with interest your comments about Moon's backup util. I use a combo of NTBackup (the XP version is nice - better than W2k) and Drive Image 2002. I am very satisfied with the combo but am always looking.

    You are welcome! I hope it works out for you.
    Phil
     
  7. TonyKlein

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    I actually use two freeware shell extensions by MoonSoftware:

    CopyUrl and FileTargets. Very nice! :D

    And I did use to have Password Agent as well, until I started using RoboForm.

    I figured, why use two applications, when only one will do, and very capably at that.
     
  8. luv2bsecure

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    It seems like a few of us are on the same wavelength - given that Moon Software is such a small company. I, too, use FileTargets and Phil, I also compliment my "Backup Magic" regimen with Drive Image 2002!

    John
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    I started using the same program Tony has(Roboform)after I dumped the evil reptile!(Gator)I got "hooked" on Roboform!It really is an intelligent program.
     
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    I decided to try Password Agent.
    Little more to offer than Access manager. Think I'll go with it for a while. ;)
     
  11. Phil

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    Must be that "great minds" thing! :D

    Phil
     
  12. wink

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    Hi,

    Sorry for such a late post in this thread but I have only just been directed here via another.

    I have been using Password Manager by Steganos
    http://www.steganos.com/en/pwdm/index.htm

    It is very easy to use and it also grades your passwords / generates passwords of a given strength. Not sure how good it is being from a none crypto background so perhaps you guys who have the experience can shed some light on it.

    I find it quite useful I must say as the amount of passwords I have accumulated nowadays is quite ridiculous.

    Wink :)
     
  13. Sonic

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    Thanks for all the information. I have been looking for a password manager and I think I will give MoonSoftware a try.

    Wilders.org has been an amazing source of information in the short time since I discovered it.
     
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    You may also take a look at whisper at http://www.ivory.org/whisper.html

    I've had some favourable reports from users.
     
  15. luv2bsecure

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    Hello Meneer! I don't remember you before - so I am assuming you are new to Wilders! Welcome!!

    There is a big problem with Whisper. This program is a Password Manager, but offers only password protection for the program itself! It is absolutely critical that a Password Manager employ encryption. And not just any encryption; but good, solid, strong encryption using a well-known algorithm.

    Thanks for adding to the discussion and the link. It actually did good by giving us a chance to talk about the importance of encryption in your Password Management tool. Inside that little .dat file is the key to all of your privacy and secrets. Once inside, a cracker has everything. It's critical that this piece of software be a veritable fortress.

    Password Agent is a very good tool. Phil (in the post above) first recommended the program to me and I was using something very similar, but the one thing these two programs have in common: strong encryption.

    Another that's good: Password Safe from CounterPane - organization is horrible though. But, using Password Safe, you can feel secure, it utilizes Blowfish from the noted cryptographer, Bruce Schneier, himself.

    All the best!
    John
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    Yea, John, I've been very happy with Password Agent.
    Works a treat, as they say in them funny countries. :D
     
  17. meneer

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    Hi John,

    thanks for you Whispering, I'll use this info over here.

    (also thanks for your welcome, I'm new here, but not everywhere :D )
     
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