Password Managers for Google Chrome browser?

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  1. Birdman

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    Is there a good/light password manager for the Google Chrome browser?

    I'm looking for something that would store my Yahoo username + password log-in information. Also on that subject.....how come the PASSWORD feature in Chrome doesn't ask to save log-in info?

    Is there a way to make it store usernames + passwords or is a 'password manager' required for this feature?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Creer

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    What about KeePass?
    Did you try it? I use it and works flawlessly.
     
  3. Tony

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    There is lastpass.
    Never used it though so i dont know how good or secure it is.
     
  4. Birdman

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    Does it inject a bunch of crap like RoboForm and slow down browsing?
     
  5. Creer

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    I don't notice that. I use version KeePass 2.06 Beta and this version is very stable and light for my config.:thumb:
     
  6. layman

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    KeePass is good, but you might also want to look at an antique password manager called, PINs. It hasn't been updated since 2004 (or thereabouts) so it looks a little dated. It may not have a modern facade, but it stacks up well, feature-wise, and it's as light as you're likely ever to come across.
     
  7. Birdman

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    Are you using it with Chrome? If so, any issues?
     
  8. layman

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    No, not with Chrome. I use it with both IE and Opera (Opera is my primary browser.) I tried switching over to Opera's Wand for awhile, but went back to PINs. KeePass is patterned after PINs, but I prefer the PINs record layout. I also prefer its "superpaste" capability, which does not require the password manager to have focus. Unless I overlooked something when I recently evaluated KeePass, you have to give KeePass the focus before initiating its superpaste.
     
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    I just installed PINs it looks very promising. Easy to use and super light. Works well with ANY browser.

    Quick question: Is there a way to DISABLE the 'password input' on app launch?

    I have set it to auto-start via WinPatrol but it keeps asking for a password when it launches. I know it's a safety feature, but hopefully it can be disabled. Didn't see anything in the settings menu though.
     
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  10. Creer

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    Yes PINs looks great app but i found a bug. I tested this software on Zemana Keylogger and when i used Auto-Type option then all key strokes was catching by them. Beta KeePass 2.06 passed this test with flying colors.
     
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    Are you absolutely sure about KeePass passing that test? I read somewhere that its auto-type is fed as individual key strokes and doesn't circumvent a keylogger.o_O

    One usability issue we have with PINs is that the keypad drivers on laptops sometimes interfere with the proper functioning of superpaste. KeePass dribbles out the individual characters and doesn't exhibit the problem.
     
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    No, I don't think you can turn off password entry at launch. We stopped using the auto-launch and placed PINs in the quick launch bar on our machines. You still have to enter the master password on every launch. We configure PINs to disable after 10 minutes of inactivity, but you can turn that feature off altogether.

    This may be unimportant to some, but one reason we have stayed with PINs over the years is the 'custom' field in its record format. It's useful for credit card numbers, software license keys, and that sort of thing. KeePass provides only a single comment field, as I recall.
     
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    Only KeePass version Beta 2.06 and older Alpha 2.05 passed this test. In these versions Auto-Type mechanism was fixed.
     
  14. layman

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    I just checked the KeePass info page, which offers this answer to the question: Is Auto-Type keylogger-safe?
    === snip ===
    KeePass 2.x Only
    By default: no. The Auto-Type method in KeePass 2.x works the same as the one in 1.x and consequently is not keylogger-safe.

    However, KeePass features an alternative method called Two-Channel Auto-Type Obfuscation (TCATO), which renders keyloggers completely useless. This is an opt-in feature (because it doesn't work with all windows) and must be enabled for entries manually. See the TCATO documentation for details.
     
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