password protection software

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Salamander, Nov 5, 2011.

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  1. Salamander

    Salamander Registered Member

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    Anyone have a recommendation for a good password protection software? I'm currently using Identity Safe, which is part of NIS. I'm interested in software that is stand alone, rather than part of a interent security suite.
     
  2. hugsy

    hugsy Registered Member

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    Your head. It's standalone and cant be cracked with no software (if you use good password) :)
     
  3. Salamander

    Salamander Registered Member

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    I appreciate the humor, but my head is already full of lots of stuff.:)
     
  4. moontan

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    best free ones are Keepass and S10 Password Vault.
    best commercial one is Password Depot.

    of course, you mileage may vary.
    some people prefer their password manager in the cloud.
    me, i'd rather use a stand-alone portable version because of the flexibility.
     
  5. Victek

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    LastPass is the best choice IMHO. Like Identity Safe it syncs across browsers and computers. It's "standalone" and it's free. Even better is LastPass Premium which adds dual-authentication (only $1/month).
     
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    what do you mean 'standalone'?

    from the description below, this seems to be a browser plugin.
     
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    Lastpass (Free or Premium - I recommend premium as for $1/month you can use your phone for two-factor authentication).

    Keypass - Windows, Free, OpenSource. Great tool and has support for keyfiles and lots of options. Used by a lot of people on these forums too.

    KeypassX - Same as above but for *nix and OSX platforms and android too.

    S10 - I have never used it but other recommend it. (mentioned above).

    1Password - Mac and iOS only - good app though

    If you have the money another good option is to buy a 1GB ironkey. Very secure and the password wallet is stored in the cryptochip away from the rest of your data. The plus side is you get the advantages of the ironkey (10 wrong passwords selfdestruct, stong Encryption).
    (password wallet is windows only though).

    One more option for the road: www.passwordcard.org you print off the unique card (or use a smart phone app) and use that to come up with good passwords.
     
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