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Old 04-12-2014, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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I have a fairly decent memory but admit having to change my passwords for several different bills, etc has me bonkers. I hate to write them all down for fear of theft and don't want to put them on the computer and save them. So, what is the solution?

Are the password protections sites ok to use? If so which do you recommend? If not what do you do?
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Old 04-12-2014, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Wandering.
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1password and lastpass are not free, but are usually well regarded.
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Old 04-12-2014, 10:25 PM
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Location: Ohio
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I started using Dashlane after Clark Howard recommended it. It's handy for me since it works on Mac OS, Windows, Android and iOS. It's about $30 a year. To me, the peace of mind is worth the money. Losing control of an important account would be a nightmare.

There's a free, open-source application called Keepass that is worth considering if you only use one computer.
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Old 04-13-2014, 08:23 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Default 1Password

I have used 1Password for the last 5 years.
I use it to manage 623 logins. Plus software licenses, plus credit cards.
Works great.
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Old 04-13-2014, 08:28 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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My passwords have a pattern which, unless you know me really well, no one, not even a computerized search program, can figure out.

Mrs. NBP can't even do it, we've been married over 30 years and known each other for almost 40. She's also a techie.
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Old 04-13-2014, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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not even a computerized search program, can figure out.


OP: Roboform. Number one for a reason.
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Old 04-13-2014, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Jenks, Oklahoma
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I've used Roboform for years. I really like it.
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Old 04-13-2014, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Florida
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1password and lastpass are not free, but are usually well regarded.
I use "lastpass" and it's free and works great.
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Old 04-13-2014, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Wandering.
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I use "lastpass" and it's free and works great.
Forgot they had a free version.
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Old 04-14-2014, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I use a coding system to remind me of my passwords, and keep a list of all my passwords in a Notepad file on my desktop. When I need to, I just go to my desktop, click on that file, and see what the password is for the site I need it for.

I hate it when I establish a password and the bastards make me change it later on because it doesn't contain enough characters or capitals or something.
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