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How do you guys store you login infomation?

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  1. a hungry bear

    a hungry bear Regular Member

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    So It got to the point where I have too many logins to keep track of and was thinking about using key chain on my mac to store all my usernames and passwords and it got me thinking what ways do you store you passwords? Do you write them down or keep them in an excel file? Since I use long and complex passwords I need a good way to store them that are secure but easy to access and is able to back up in case of emergency?
     
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    Mine is just an excel saved to google drive so that even if my computer goes down I still have it everywhere.
     
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    i store pin numbers for my bank and credit cards on my phone as i can never remember when i go to an ATM. I use a fake name and add it to my address book with a fake phone number with a combination only i know. Stupid idea but it works for me. As for website passwords i store them on a password protected file on 2 usb sticks, one i hide somewhere . I'm not the most secure person i feel :)
     
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    On a piece of paper somewhere stored where no one can find it lol!
     
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    I use LastPass
     
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    I save my user info in a text file on my computer, but excel sounds much better .

    Its easy to backup, you could even mail it to your self or have it on a dropbox to access where ever you are and what ever happens.
     
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    Old Skool way of doing it, i also do that but never write down what the password is for and so it's pretty useless a month down the line. o_O
     
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    osberht Registered Member

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    Plain text. Hide it in far reaching folder.
    Security by obscurity. Not the best approach but good enough as I only need to remember where is it and what the filename is.
    And if my hard disk failed, I have a high chance of recovering it because it's not an encrypted files.
    If the file is on a server that have access to internet 24/7 then I have to change my approach.
     
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    uncutu Supreme Member

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    Used to let firefox manage all of it (over 1000 accounts).
    The password database got corrupted twice last year. I had backups of the database so I didn't get SOL.
    I use keepass[1] + their browser extension[2] now. Back it up on my server daily. Works very good.
    Lot of nice features such as password expiration dates and password generator.Auto-fill passwords is my favorite feature.

    [1]http://keepass.info/
    [2]https://addons.mozilla.org/nn-NO/firefox/addon/keefox/
     
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    protect it with 2 layers of password and back it up.
     
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    Haha I do this too, with the CC pins!

    Usernames and passwords are stored in my brain. Damn nice algorithm makes sure the correct data is inputted to the login pages, but it might need 2-3 tries every now and then.
     
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    Funny thing is i can remember my paypal password, even though i change it often, it's the only one i can and i don't write it down.
     
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    I always keep a hard copy of all of my passwords. I know its hard to do but it will save you in the long run. Using excel and using other programs also help. Multiple sources is the solution to retrieve it just in case one doesn't work you can go to the other.
     
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    I used roboform!
     
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    I use a hidden tab in @xReminisce's spreadsheet, with a third password layer just in case.
     
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    At first I was storing them on text files but then I found lastpass. Now a big portion of my important info is on text files but all the new stuff is on lastpass now.
     
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    Use 1Password and let it sync your login info between all your devices, from desktops to mobile. It has a native app on every OS.
     
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    Then the webmaster has all your info voilĂ  you just got scammed :')
    OR
    the site shuts down, voilĂ  you just lost everything :D
     
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    I would suggest to use some sort of password manager.
    - Don't store passwords in files that people can read without any form of authentication or encryption.
    - Don't forget to save your file where u store the password somewhere else than your hd.
    you would not be the first one who loses all his password after a data loss. Always save it in 2 places ( local and somewhere offside )