Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Mayahana, Jan 28, 2015.
1Password: My favorite password manager is an essential security tool by Ed Bott.
BTW, today I noticed that I couldn't import my KeePass database from my desktop to my laptop. This probably means that the database is corrupted. This means that if something happened to my desktop, I would have lost all of my passwords! I decided right away to save my passwords in a text file, and I probably will need to encrypt it.
Has anyone tried Cyclonis Password Manager, their website looks pretty good.
I also use 1Password, but I don't pay the monthly subscription as for a long time there was a way to simply buy a perpetual license for it. I was either grandfathered, or it may still be possible to outright buy in some fashion if you know the secret handshake and website. I don't recall the particulars, but they make it tough to find... if its even still available as a perpetual license. If I recall, you can't use 1Password's cloud environment for Sync if you don't subscribe monthly; but you can still Sync through iCloud, Dropbox, or via local WiFi to other devices with 1Password... or you can select no Sync at all if you are worried about those mechanisms.
One cool thing about 1Password is that it supports 2FA and can often eliminate the need of a separate authenticator app. For example, if you enable 2FA on a site like Coinbase, it will provide a QR code that you scan with your authenticator app in order to setup the token generation. With 1Password, it will ask for access to your screen and will recognize the QR code itself and will automatically setup the token generation. From then on, you can just have 1Password provide the token when needed and you don't have to fiddle with an authenticator app on your smart phone. I'm not aware if very many of the other password managers provide this functionality.
I've also recently downloaded MacPass (a macOS KeePass-compatible password manager). I haven't switched over or anything, but will probably play around with it a bit and see how well it works for me.
That sounds kind of cool, that you don't need your smartphone anymore for 2FA with 1Password. And I have to say that I don't really like the standard GUI of MacPass, you see this type of GUI quite often on Macs.
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