Password Generator

Submitted: Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020 at 11:41
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Good morning all, looking for any information on Password Generators and storage, good, bad and ugly. I have gleaned some info from previous posts, always good to get up to date info. TIA.
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Reply By: Frank P (NSW) - Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020 at 14:25

Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020 at 14:25
Hi john,

You have me scratching my head a bit. 12 volt password generator? Glenn answered that one below :-)

For a log-on password generator, Roboform is very good. Generates passwords, stores them. Put it on multiple devices so you can access all your passwords from any small device or PC/desktop/laptop.
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Reply By: Glenn C5 - Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020 at 14:32

Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020 at 14:32
John . Get a Honda . They are the best on the market. And they are pretty good looking.
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Reply By: Gramps - Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020 at 15:50

Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020 at 15:50
Happy with KeePass2.

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Reply By: Duncan2H - Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020 at 17:28

Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020 at 17:28
About 10klms out of Laverton towards the Anne Beadell.. track off to the right, superb camping spot.
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020 at 18:05

Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020 at 18:05
Chrome browser will suggest strong passwords and store them securely in your browser allows auto password entry on all your devices using Chrome. I cant live without it.
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Follow Up By: Member - nickb "boab" - Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020 at 20:27

Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020 at 20:27
OMG trust Gooooogle i'd rather save them on my FB page ;))
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Reply By: Shmang - Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020 at 22:32

Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020 at 22:32
After a bit of research I went with Enpass.
The desktop version is free, no ongoing subscription fee for the app, just a one off cost.
Password vaults are stored on your device and synchronised using the cloud storage solution of your choice, not the app providers servers.
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Reply By: Member - Gary T4 - Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020 at 23:00

Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020 at 23:00
I personally would never trust Google/Chrome. I use Dashlane.
I also use Duck Duck Go as my search engine. The way FB, Google, Instagram etc track you and profile you is FRIGHTENING.
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Thursday, Oct 15, 2020 at 07:52

Thursday, Oct 15, 2020 at 07:52
Most password generators seem to be part of password managers these days. - List of Password Managers - That list gives a comparison of managers and their features. There are links to other Wikipedia pages that describe the individual managers and have links to the managers websites.

One thing on that listing is the column headed Price. In there you will notice that some are free but listing a price as well. The free offer generally has limitations like being limited to one device or limiting the number of passwords.

I use the Firefox Lockwise Password Manager which comes as part of the Firefox browser. They have developed the old password saver into a full secure password manager. It includes a password generator as well.

Give Firefox a try, it works very well in its modern iteration. If you are installing it fresh I think it still has the option of copying passwords from other browsers during installation. If you miss out on that, if you export the passwords from other browsers in a suitable format you can import them into the Lockwise Password Manager.
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Reply By: Banjo (WA) - Thursday, Oct 15, 2020 at 08:53

Thursday, Oct 15, 2020 at 08:53
Just wondering, why should I trust someone else with my passwords?
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Follow Up By: Gramps - Thursday, Oct 15, 2020 at 09:10

Thursday, Oct 15, 2020 at 09:10
Well since I have 90+ somebody better remember them because I definitely can't LOL

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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Thursday, Oct 15, 2020 at 09:59

Thursday, Oct 15, 2020 at 09:59
So Banjo, where do you keep yours? On a word document that is open to the world? On an insecure password wallet on your browser? Or do you only use one password?

Any password manager is much more secure than any of those methods I mentioned. You do not have to link the P/W managers database to any cloud service (be it something like Dropbox or the website behind the manager's supplier.) You can keep the database securely on your own machine or if you have several machines, synchronise them with a thumb drive. That is a much safer way to go.
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Follow Up By: Banjo (WA) - Thursday, Oct 15, 2020 at 10:46

Thursday, Oct 15, 2020 at 10:46
As a computer numpty I don't know whether I should expose my weaknesses.

I have dozens of passwords. All sites requiring a password have a unique one.

These are saved on a password protected document.

Do you think I should drop that in favour of relying on someone else to be trustworthy?
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Follow Up By: Member - nickb "boab" - Thursday, Oct 15, 2020 at 13:03

Thursday, Oct 15, 2020 at 13:03
Banjo : a wise man might get professional advice when keeping sensitive passwords on PC .
I myself have sensitive passwords in my little black book locked up in the safe beside my shotgun :))) also use two stage authorisation codes .
I don't mind using Google and the likes for keeping non-sensitive passwords .
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Follow Up By: Michael H9 - Thursday, Oct 15, 2020 at 17:54

Thursday, Oct 15, 2020 at 17:54
Where possible, keep sensitive information in a place that has 2 factor authentication. If you try to log in, you get a text code to your mobile that you must enter as well for access. If someone guesses your username and password they still can't get in unless they have your phone as well....
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Follow Up By: Gronk - Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 at 08:27

Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 at 08:27
I'm sure a few may have seen a 60 minutes segment on internet security lately.....it was agreed by all the people on it.....there is NOTHING secure on the internet.
The good hackers don't need a sms code or anything.
One of the companies get paid by other companies to see if they can hack into their servers, to test their level of security....they said they have a 100% success rate !
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 at 08:58

Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 at 08:58
You saw it on 60 Minutes and you believe it? Let's get real.
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Follow Up By: Shmang - Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 at 09:40

Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 at 09:40
Like most things, how you wish to store passwords and your level of concern if someone else gets hold of them is up to you.

Dr Michael Pound, a Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham, has some good videos about encryption, passwords etc.
A link to his video on password managers is below if you are interested.
How Password Managers Work

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Follow Up By: Gronk - Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 at 10:59

Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 at 10:59
I have all my 40 something passwords on a sheet of paper...inside a cupboard....unless the house burns down, pretty secure I thought !
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Sunday, Oct 18, 2020 at 20:42

Sunday, Oct 18, 2020 at 20:42
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Like Banjo, why trust someone else with my passwords? When someone eventually hacks into their site they will enjoy a smorgasbord.

The majority of my regular sites are simply suppliers or information sites so a single memorable password serves for the lot of them. Anyone breaching the security will gain no more than my name and address which they can already obtain from the phone book.

For my sensitive sites I use complex individual passwords that are recorded in a well-hidden place. For really important sites such as my bank account the password is committed only to memory.

It would take a strong argument to convince me that this is not adequate.
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Reply By: Pete Jackman (SA) - Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 at 08:16

Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 at 08:16
I use Last pass, generates secure passwords and syncs acroas all my devices
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Reply By: 2517. - Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 at 18:27

Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 at 18:27
Apple have a free password saver on all there devices,if you have Apple why not use it.It’s not really free nothing is with Apple,as for 60 Minutes you would have to be kidding.
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Follow Up By: Member - John - Sunday, Oct 18, 2020 at 12:55

Sunday, Oct 18, 2020 at 12:55
2517, no Apple devices
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