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Jan
23
comment What are the security risks associated with storing passwords on the internet?
But why do you arbitrarily trust KeePass and not LastPass? KeePass could just as easily be lying to you about encrypting passwords. Is it because KeePass is open source and LastPass isn't so you know the inner workings? Is it because since KeePass store the files locally that makes them some how easier to check - if so how? For example you can't say "I tried opening the .kdbx file Keepass created with notepad and I couldn't see any of my passwords, therefore it's encrypted"
Jan
23
asked What are the security risks associated with storing passwords on the internet?
Jan
21
comment Where to keep key file used as composite key for Keepass 2
I am actually having trouble deciding between Keepass 2 and Lastpass. Pros of Keepass 1)more secure because everything is kept local Cons 1)doesn't easily integrate into a web browser Pros of Lastpass 1)works on every computer with an internet connection 2)don't have to worry about backing up - all administrative work done for you cons 1)less secure as the passwords are in the cloud 2)can only be used for websites e.g. not really designed to hold passwords for programs or external hard drives etc.
Jan
21
comment Where to keep key file used as composite key for Keepass 2
So you wouldn't use password managers like Lastpass at all then?
Jan
21
asked Where to keep key file used as composite key for Keepass 2
Jan
16
comment Forgetting passwords typed in too frequently
Ya but subvocilization doesn't work with strange characters, for example ~ and it's too long to say < and > and I always get the two mixed up
Jan
15
revised Forgetting passwords typed in too frequently
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Jan
15
asked Forgetting passwords typed in too frequently
Jan
10
comment What are the pros and cons of using a password safe instead of writing passwords on paper?
@Flo agreed but my point was that computers are suseptable to way more damaged than paper, for example viruses, settings getting corrupt etc. sure someone can burn or break a piece of paper but all that could be done to a computer hard drive as well.
Jan
10
revised What are the pros and cons of using a password safe instead of writing passwords on paper?
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Jan
10
asked What are the pros and cons of using a password safe instead of writing passwords on paper?
Jan
7
comment Why P2P need portforwarding when behind NAT?
Is port translation a synonym for port forwarding?
Jan
7
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Jan
7
revised Why P2P need portforwarding when behind NAT?
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Jan
7
asked Why P2P need portforwarding when behind NAT?
Jan
5
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Jan
4
comment Is there any reason in particular encryption keys aren't arbitrarily large?
@BrianRogers where do you get that from? A 2^100 bit key is 2^100 bits?
Jan
2
comment Is there any reason in particular encryption keys aren't arbitrarily large?
Since a 128-bit AES key would be impractical to brute force, and AFAIK there are no known hacks, does this mean that the perfect encryption algorithm has been discovered and there isn't much research in the field of encryption?
Jan
2
asked Is there any reason in particular encryption keys aren't arbitrarily large?
Dec
27
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