prompting of credentials in login page

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  1. Sebastian42

    Sebastian42 Registered Member

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    A number of programs were suggested in a(n old) thread "Avoid UAC prompts by using an elevated program launcher" that would obviate the typing of credentials for PROGRAMS. I don't know if they will meet my need, which is for prompting of credentials in a login WEBSITE. I'd like knowledgeable advice.
    Specifically I want
    http://mybroadbandusage.virginbroadband.com.au/#usage
    [which refuses to prompt login details]
    to behave in the same way as
    http://webmail.virginbroadband.com.au/?_task=mail
    [which prompts login details without fail]
    since the websites look functionally the same and theoretically the latter should require more security than the former.
    I have unsuccessfully tried browser settings, bookmarklets, password managers and appeals to Virgin. The one program, TK8 Safe, that might work, wont run in WinMe - the O/S in which I have this 'need/wish'.
     
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    Have you tried LastPass?
     
  3. Sebastian42

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    I have. 'They' do not support O/Ss earlier than Win2K.
     
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    KeePass claims to work on WinME.
     
  5. Sebastian42

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    Thank you - I'll try it and report back.
     
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    KeePass DOES install in WinMe (like Password Depot), but both require the entry of a master password, plus other manipulations, when what I want is to avoid that 'unnecessary' keying. I think that KT8 might do what I want without extra work, but the version I can download won't install in WinMe, and the vendors won't give me access to an older version that is copmpatible with WinMe. So the problem has been changed to circumventing the reluctance of TK8's vendors and somehow getting access to an older version.
     
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    KeePass DOES install in WinMe (like Password Depot), but both require the entry of a master password, plus other manipulations, when what I want is to avoid that 'unnecessary' keying. I think that KT8 might do what I want without extra work, but the version I can download won't install in WinMe, and the vendors won't give me access to an older version that is compatible with WinMe. So the problem has been changed to circumventing the reluctance of TK8's vendors and somehow getting access to an older version.
     
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    I have tried TK8 (v3.3) on the problem in WinXP and found that like other password managers, it requires the entry of a master password, so I would be no better off.
     
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