Do you use a password manager?

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I used to have them split up between Chrome and LastPass, but after LastPass decided to charge a fee to use on multiple devices I transferred all of my logins to Bitwarden. And I switched from Chrome to Brave (mainly for the BATs though it's a really good browser in general).

Bitwarden has been absolutely fantastic to me. Like, I had about 2000 logins and now I'm down to 200 and trying to slim it down even more with websites I no longer use.

Plus, I've activated 2FA on every website/app for extra protection.
 

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I use Bitwarden, I might have been willing to continue with Lastpass under their old fee, but not when they increased it.

My dad uses a book…..it’s a pain waiting for him to find the specific password which is usually a terrible one at that.

I’ve been trying to coax another person to use one, unfortunately they don’t and just stick to the same 1 or 2 simple passwords…..and guess who will have to clean up the mess if/when something happens.
 

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My dad uses a book…..it’s a pain waiting for him to find the specific password which is usually a terrible one at that.
I was made aware that about two dozens of passwords I've not used in years were leaked, so what I do? Export my Bitwarden list to .csv and find the password and then replace/delete (if the website didn't exist anymore).

Dude, I get your dad thinks it's the safest system to keep his passwords protected, but if it happens to him, he may end up spending an hour trying to find leaked passwords of his.

I use Google's tbh, they may be evil but I'm in for the convenience.

Some people save passwords on Chrome, Firefox, a physical diary, and god knows where so their passwords are all over the place, though if you keep it under one "roof" then it's fine.

I've tried to get rid of Google services except I can't completely because I use an Android and the apps need to be updated safely. Plus, YouTube too which I use a lot (via PS4 these days).
 

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I use post it notes in a drawer for ones I don't use often. Everything else is memorised and if I ever start to get dementia I'll be fucked.
I've made a bunch of my own passwords to be some very vulgar sentences written in French so I'm really fucked if I forget anything, considering I would be the only one to even remember any of this by heart lol
 

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I was made aware that about two dozens of passwords I've not used in years were leaked, so what I do? Export my Bitwarden list to .csv and find the password and then replace/delete (if the website didn't exist anymore).

Dude, I get your dad thinks it's the safest system to keep his passwords protected, but if it happens to him, he may end up spending an hour trying to find leaked passwords of his.

I think it's less for security and more out of habit/laziness.

As for your passwords, might be the easiest way if it was a reused password.
 

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I use Keepass with automated syncing on unlock and save to several online drives with different providers on my PC. I use a browser plugin that works just like LastPass or Bitwarden.

On mobile, I purchased a Keepass app and access an online storage copy. This ties into the OSes password management APIs and also can work as a keyboard for apps that don't support those APIs. This functions the same as the LassPass and Bitwarden apps.

This gives you control of the database, and you aren't limited to just a password to encrypt it. You can also use a several KB file with random data as a key. Don't put this online anywhere, just manually transfer it to a device.
 
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Yup, bitwarden here. I use the same password for the rubbish sites I use, ones I don't care about, all the important ones ebay, amazon, basically anything that has personal details or money has a 25 character different complex password.
 
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I like open source, so iam not limited to one service provider. In this way i use Keepass on my Linux and Windows systems and syncronizing them with a database on my NAS. Webdave is also supported. For autofill in Browser are plugins available. There are a lot of plugins for different puposes, as example open a database with a keyfile instead password.
 

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Yup, bitwarden here. I use the same password for the rubbish sites I use, ones I don't care about, all the important ones ebay, amazon, basically anything that has personal details or money has a 25 character different complex password.
I don't even know 90% of my passwords x3
 
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Should probably be its own thread, but anyone concerned that no one seems to have important data stored in their brain anymore? When I was young I had every phone number I knew memorised and it wasn't really considered difficult to do so. Nowadays, I have to look in my mobile to even find my own number let alone anyone in my family.
 

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well, for macs, there's 1Password manager which is great to keep/store/ etc passwords and it can make you new ones using it's generator, which can be as complex as possble, so you can;t be hacked ever, so complex that ever i can't remeber the passwords, lol but the master passowrd need to even open the 1password maanger, lol if you forgot that, you'd be super screwed, as how can you get into the manager since it is locked with the masterpassword.
 

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Should probably be its own thread, but anyone concerned that no one seems to have important data stored in their brain anymore? When I was young I had every phone number I knew memorised and it wasn't really considered difficult to do so. Nowadays, I have to look in my mobile to even find my own number let alone anyone in my family.

It will be a combination of not needing to remember information and increased requirements.

I only remember my phone number because at one point I was giving it out all the time and I have dozens of websites with passwords like this:
GFf!YzKAmtgknRi!y38#

Not exactly easy to remember, that said, I remember the Wifi password because of the amount of times I've had to enter it.
 
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It will be a combination of not needing to remember information and increased requirements.

I only remember my phone number because at one point I was giving it out all the time and I have dozens of websites with passwords like this:
GFf!YzKAmtgknRi!y38#

Not exactly easy to remember, that said, I remember the Wifi password because of the amount of times I've had to enter it.
I'm just hoping our over-reliance on tech isn't misplaced.
 

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As for your passwords, might be the easiest way if it was a reused password.

The problem with easy passwords is that if reused for multiple accounts a hacker won't have any issues accessing the content.

important data stored in their brain

True, but it's not easy to remember passwords like jP5A2#[email protected] so I have to rely on a password manager.
 
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