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Old 10-14-2018, 10:15 AM   #1
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Can someone tell me please if it is worth using a Password manager.

I have heard of one called LastPass, does anyone on here use it and can it be recommended.

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I use LastPass.
Advantages: 1- It's not in your computer, it's in their servers. If your computer was to get compromised, it would be harder for someone to steal your passwords.
2- It has a better autofill algorithm than the browsers I've used (Chrome and Firefox).
Disadvantages: You can't know for sure how safe their servers are, or if anyone other than you is being granted access for some reason. LastPass had a breach some time ago but no passwords were compromised.

Unless you are storing something really sensitive and you think you can keep it safer by yourself, just go for it.
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Thank you AMD_man, I wqill give it a go.

if I decide at some point to discontinue using it, can I delete my account and take it that everything created will then be deleted?
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Thank you AMD_man, I wqill give it a go.

if I decide at some point to discontinue using it, can I delete my account and take it that everything created will then be deleted?
As I said, you can believe whatever you want to believe. But yes, the story is that the data will be deleted.
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I use KeeWeb. It's based on the original, Keepass, but it has a cleaner interface which I like. All the passwords are stored in an encrypted file that you can put wherever you want.



I kept my file stored in Dropbox for a while so that it was backed up and available on multiple computers.
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