Hiding letters while typing passwords

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  1. nalini

    nalini Registered Member

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    I am trying to save passwords of my life (such as bank ATM, computer, online accounts, etc.) in an Excel spreadsheet. I want the passwords not to appear in letters. How can I achieve this?
     
  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,

    You need encryption or an encryption algorithm.

    But - that's not a good idea. It's a very bad idea, especially Excel.

    In the worst case, you should save the passwords in plain text - and then encrypt that file with one password that you do remember. But if it gets lots, it will be lost forever.

    Try this program, for file encryption:

    http://axcrypt.axantum.com/

    Mrk
     
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    Try free roboform if you don't have more than 10 passwords to encrpt.

    I disagree with the excel comment.

    I have a version of my passwords in excel on a USB encrpyted with axcrypt.

    Works perfectly.
     
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    I have about 150 passwords, so there is no chance, and still does not work with Opera :(
     
  6. Escalader

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    Hey Tommy:

    Haven't tried Opera yet, but heard it is really the best browser.

    with 150 passwords, isn't there some way to reduce those down to a more manageable number with or without a RoboForm product?

    Most guys I know have reall heavy bit strenght ones for banks, taxes etc but only a very few disposable ones for non sensitive sites ? why so many?

    Just curious I guess , knowing you you prabably have a real good reason.:D
     
  7. bryanjoe

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    i am using KeePass right now.
    But i don't like that it created a database file. Seem not secure. I may be wrong.
    However, i use Axcrypt to encrypt the database file. KeePass cant open that file.

    In the end, need to password to get the information inside
     
  8. Tommy

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    In the moment i am using Password Agent which works with all Browsers regarding filling up logins.
    I have so many because:
    - each forum on which i am member has a different (mostly autofilled by Opera Wand - so no real nead for Login autofill)
    - each email account
    - i store all my software registrations in it
    - Bank an other important numbers
    - etc.

    So you reach fast a seroius ammount of passwords, etc.
     
  9. Escalader

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    Oh no we might crash into each other on another forum, it great fun to rile everybody up from time to time just to keep them awake:shifty:

    PS don't forget to back up your password agent data!

    What challange test should I post next? Want to collaberate?

    I heard McAfee has a free online antispy ware scan trying to sell their product, maybe that one would test the oh so perfect security screens...

    My son's PC had a single Trojan via this scan so maybe just maybe mind you I might test my own:gack:
     
  10. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Annoying people for the sake of annoying achieves no goal other than confuse people who seek advice. There's no right or wrong setup, it comes down to personal preference, experience and circumstantial socioeconomic factors. Riling everybody from time to time manages to achieve one thing - make people discredit what you're trying to achieve. Most people at Wilders do not it, especially not when it's delivered in a sargeantly manner.
    Mrk
     
  11. optigrab

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    It's quite secure. ;)
    http://keepass.sourceforge.net/features.php#lnkAES
     
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