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Apr
29
comment How do application specific passwords work in Google accounts?
I seriously don't understand what point is trying to be made?
Apr
29
comment How do application specific passwords work in Google accounts?
"Google just associates that password with only that service." but how? How does it automatically know that the request being sent is from Outlook? Even if it does know it seems easy to spoof.
Apr
29
asked How do application specific passwords work in Google accounts?
Apr
28
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
24
asked Does having a separate e-mail account only for security, increase security?
Apr
23
comment Is it safe to generate passwords online?
So this got at least 2 down votes. Anyone care to explain?
Apr
23
awarded  Nice Question
Apr
22
comment How different should passwords be?
so you're saying maintain a database of passwords on a smart phone? That itself sounds difficult (again because all the typing of random characters on a small keyboard). Is there an app that lets you type them on a different computer and syncs the database to the smartphone? Sort of like lastpass, but it doesn't have a free android app.
Apr
22
comment How different should passwords be?
2) security.stackexchange.com/questions/17940/…
Apr
22
comment How different should passwords be?
But then you have to have the password manager and database with you. Sometimes this isn't feasible. For example you may not have permission to install the password manager, or you may need to do it too frequently.
Apr
22
comment How different should passwords be?
1) You remember random passwords all the time?
Apr
22
asked How different should passwords be?
Apr
22
accepted Is it bad practice to use the same password on different sites?
Apr
20
awarded  Notable Question
Apr
18
comment Is it secure to have two password managers?
@Steven this article explains why Lastpass master passwords aren't susceptible to brute force attacks, even if the hash value is known. helpdesk.lastpass.com/security-options/… (admittedly it is by Lastpass themselves)
Apr
18
comment Is it secure to have two password managers?
@Steven then how does Wuala confirm the password submitted to it is correct?
Apr
18
comment Is it secure to have two password managers?
@Steven well how do you expect to log in if they never remember the hash of the master password?
Apr
18
comment Is it secure to have two password managers?
@Steven where did you hear that the hash of the passwords are stored on the Lastpass servers? According to here only the hash of the master password used to sign in is sent to the Lastpass servers webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/11361/…
Apr
18
comment Is it secure to have two password managers?
@DKNUCKLES "IMO this more than doubles the potential attack vector" then I guess we agree you can't just say the likelihood of having passwords stolen doubles when using two password managers compared to one. " You must now also trust that LastPass has sufficient protocols in place to prevent SE attacks to try to steal your info. Last, and not least, if this info is in the States it then becomes subject to the Patriot Act" what's an SE attack? The passwords are encrypted locally so just because they're stored in US with Patriot Act doesn't matter.
Apr
18
asked Risks associated with compiling open source projects