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Mar
12
asked Encrypting files on Google Drive
Mar
12
accepted Where to keep key file used as composite key for Keepass 2
Feb
28
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
24
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
19
comment Is it bad practice to use the same password on different sites?
But the same username may not be used on another site
Feb
16
revised Is it bad practice to use the same password on different sites?
gave example
Feb
16
comment Is it bad practice to use the same password on different sites?
"What are the odds of someone using the same password but different usernames?" what do you mean? If it's a common password or a week one there is a good chance another person would use this password. On the other hand there are people who do use the same passwords for everything.
Feb
16
comment Is it bad to use the same sequence of characters in each password?
This conversation doesn't really pertain to original question so I opened a new one here
Feb
16
asked Is it bad practice to use the same password on different sites?
Feb
16
comment Is it bad to use the same sequence of characters in each password?
"Attackers then use these lists to try and find other sites that those people have accounts on" right but this wouldn't be known. If cracked db for xyz.com has been put on the market and a hacker is trying to get into abc.com even if the same individual used the same password on abc.com as they did on xyz.com the attack wouldn't know the username. Or is your scenario supposing they did? Even so it wouldn't be known which sites the individual used the same password/username on.
Feb
16
comment Is it bad to use the same sequence of characters in each password?
I disagree with points b) and c) it is not known to an attack if the same password is used on different sites and what the login name may be
Feb
15
asked Is it bad to use the same sequence of characters in each password?
Jan
31
asked How is it on some removable media, when enabling/disabling password protection the changes happen immediately?
Jan
29
asked Is there a point in restoring from backups if you don't know where the virus came from?
Jan
23
comment What are the security risks associated with storing passwords on the internet?
Well I don't believe just because a product is closed source it's automatically insecure.
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