DYI Password Manager

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by UpToSpeed, Oct 14, 2020.

  1. UpToSpeed

    UpToSpeed Registered Member

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    I have an encrypted folder where I store an Excel file that contains all of my user ids and passwords. What I typically do is disconnect from the internet before opening the file, then close it before reconnecting to the internet. This is a royal pain. My question is the following. If I open my encrypted folder and Excel file while connected to the internet, am I exposed from a security standpoint?
     
  2. trott3r

    trott3r Registered Member

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    A little easier would be to use a firewall that has the turn network off switch. Outpost Fe does but is now not updated.

    I think you are more vulnerable to having the password read from your clipboard
     
  3. Brummelchen

    Brummelchen Registered Member

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    +1

    but he forgot to put his drive into alu foil :D
     
  4. xxJackxx

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    I don't think there is any great reason to disconnect from the internet. If the machine has already been compromised with something that could get the passwords a momentary disconnect would not make much difference and if not, then it doesn't matter.
     
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