We changed our privacy policy. Read more.

Questions tagged [password-management]

The functions performed by the person or processes responsible for security of passwords on a given system.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
1answer
42 views

Should email password be encrypted in a django app when using TLS?

I have seen multiple videos/tutorials regarding how to setup the email system in Django. It seems that they all assume as long as the password is stored in an environmental variable, no encryption is ...
1
vote
0answers
49 views

I need to secure my access to SQL Server for application accounts, but no one can know the application passwords. How?

Here's our scenario. I have a NodeJS server running that connects to a Microsoft SQL Server using an application account (SQL Basic Auth). The Username and Password were stored in the configuration ...
0
votes
1answer
65 views

VeraCrypt: Is it possible to change the master key?

The password in VeraCrypt is used to en-/decrypt a header, that contains a master key, that is used to en-/decrypt the data. I know, that I can change the password, which will not change the master ...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

How to use scrypt or Argon for Openldap version < 2.4.5 [migrated]

I know that support for Argon2 was released with OpenLdap 2.4.5 according to this link https://bugs.openldap.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8575, but what if I want to use it with a previous version like 2.4.4 ...
0
votes
4answers
173 views

Forget Me Not? Abandoning the Forgot Password Functionality

They say a chain is only as secure as its weakest link. When it comes to account security it seems to me that the Forgot My Password functionality is the weakest link in the security chain because it ...
1
vote
2answers
107 views

Safe or Unsafe to Store Passwords in Chrome on MacOS?

I've seen conflicting opinions on this, more than the below, but i.e. Unsafe: https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-you-should-never-allow-your-web-browser-to-save-your-passwords/ Safe: https://...
0
votes
2answers
52 views

Are there security concerns that might prevent database systems from providing password data types?

Software development environments seem to benefit when problems can be solved "higher up the chain". For example, many web platform features that are now natively supported in both ...
4
votes
1answer
148 views

How does Firefox protect Logins and Credit Card Data?

I have a question about how Firefox protects Login information (Website passwords) on the one hand and Credit Card data on the other. I noticed that there are two different approaches to how Login ...
0
votes
1answer
86 views

Creating a unique password for each device/unit of the same product

We are currently working on an IoT product & having a hard time coming up with a strategy to create a unique password for each device/unit. I do understand that password based on a function of { ...
1
vote
1answer
110 views

Protection against different attack vectors, password manager

I'm a software dev working on an open-sourced password manager(dev lib, gui and cli) for educational and eventually usefulness purposes. There doesn't seem to be all that much information regarding ...
0
votes
0answers
79 views

Where to store passwords needed by linux processes?

I am working with C++ processes on a linux (CentOS 8) environment. These processes should be able to access an encrypted file on the system. Where should I store the password for this encrypted file? ...
1
vote
3answers
148 views

Using Password Managers to store multiple factors, would this reduce security? [duplicate]

Assume I have a password manager that stores the credentials for a login to a 3rd party service. In this credentials the username, password and a TOTP-seed is stored and the current TOTP-token is ...
0
votes
0answers
42 views

Why would I need a password manager when I use 2FA? [duplicate]

I have come across many questions concerning what security benefit 2FA provide a password manager. (e.g. this question) On the other hand, if I already use 2FA, why would I need a password manager? ...
1
vote
1answer
128 views

How bad is it to store credentials in clear text on disk and in memory?

Yeah, it depends. A good answer would provide some reflections on this. I have two concrete scenarios in mind, in two concrete (and I believe common) contexts. Context 1. At home, you’re the only one ...
1
vote
0answers
52 views

How should I store a password used by a service written in .NET

I have a Windows service that accesses a database connection. Since users rarely use Windows authentication, I encrypt the connection string. For development I have the password hard-coded, but I know ...
2
votes
0answers
81 views

Why does the CIS benchmark consider the presence of passwd- a (high) risk [closed]

I've just seen a "high-risk security alert" for the presence of /etc/passwd- (note the trailing '-') on RHEL 8 servers, and don't understand the issue. Apparently the issue originates with ...
0
votes
1answer
71 views

Password hashing for local servers

I'm running a local web server on my Raspberry Pi and want to have a login screen. My plan is to hash the password and store the result in a text file ( This is where I'm storing settings for the ...
3
votes
1answer
149 views

Security risks of OAuth vs a password manager

Of the following two approaches, which is "more secure", under which circumstances, and why? In other words, please compare the security risks of these two approaches: Log in to an OAuth ...
1
vote
0answers
92 views

What are the security risks to NFC based YubiKeys?

What are the risks of using NFC on a YubiKey versus just a hard connector? I imagine it would be possible to sniff some data off of these security keys? How real is the risk of sniffing and what could ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

What characters should, and should I absolutely not use in generated passwords? [duplicate]

I'm currently setting up a KeePass database after switching over from another password manager, and it has the option to change the character set for generating a password. This has a lot of options, ...
0
votes
0answers
45 views

What are the security implications of different permissions of /etc/shadow in different Linux distributions?

The file in which user password hashes are stored, /etc/shadow, is not readable to normal users on all OSes, but the details differ from distribution to distribution: -rw-r----- 1 root shadow 1811 Feb ...
1
vote
0answers
75 views

Why do I receive so many password reset/welcome emails from services I'm not a customer of? [closed]

Over the years I've received the occasional password reset from a service I've never used (or even heard of sometimes). As far as I can tell, the emails are genuinely being generated and sent by the ...
0
votes
1answer
76 views

Does syncing local data to the cloud count as MFA?

Bitwarden uses TOTP as the multi-factor authenticator method for their password manager. Bitwarden stores and syncs your data so you need the master password + TOTP to get access to your account ...
0
votes
1answer
168 views

Is it safe to use 2FA within a password manager relative to using a separate app for 2FA? [duplicate]

Nowadays, many Password managers offer options for 2-Factor Authentication such as TOTP. I am really confused regarding this. Isn't the whole point of 2FA is to prove you have a second way of proving ...
3
votes
1answer
126 views

Dangers of using the web applications provided by password managers

The password manager bitwarden requires the user to log in to their account on their web site to allow them to enable 2FA, import passwords and manage other account related details, as that ...
2
votes
2answers
112 views

Password for embedded devices in automatic deployment

We are working with commercial embedded devices, where we install our software. Then, they are deployed in different client sites. The embedded devices have an Ethernet port and a console port for ...
8
votes
3answers
526 views

Why would password managers provide support for OTP codes? [duplicate]

Can anyone explain me what's this trend of providing passwords and OTP codes on the same service? What benefit or value are they trying to bring to the table? We, as security professionals, have been ...
7
votes
1answer
233 views

How does LastPass know that I used the same passphrase with another service?

So today I switched from Lastpass (chrome extension and iOS app) to bitwarden. So far so good, it was really easy to export my lastpass data and import it in bitwarden however what I am wondering is ...
1
vote
2answers
139 views

Hashing bcrypt password hash for use as a password reset token

There is an existing user database that has the following columns: userId (v4 uuid) created timestamp bcrypt password hash email I must add a password reset functionality and I cannot add any new ...
4
votes
0answers
110 views

Is asking the e-banking username/password from a 3rd party site compliant with 3dsecure and PSD2?

Recently I tried to make an online purchase in one of the biggest e-commerce sites in Greece. During checkout, and after providing debit card details, it asked me to provide the username/password (not ...
0
votes
1answer
129 views

How Forgot Password Works?

For my website I need to add "forgot password" functionality. As I searched on the internet there are too much vulnerabilities you may encounter in case of wrong implementing this ...
0
votes
1answer
232 views

Is using SHA256 to create 256bit secret key from bcrypt good ok?

I am trying to Use AES to store passwords for a password manager. For authentication I am already using bcrypt. As AES uses 256 bit Key can I use SHA256 to generate 256 bit key from hashed value of ...
2
votes
1answer
384 views

Storing 2FA seeds in a password manager [duplicate]

Does it make sense to store the 2FA seeds (i.e: the codes used to generate a time based OTP) in my password manager? If my password manager has a strong password and 2FA using a third-party app, is ...
1
vote
0answers
308 views

Are Brave Browsers Sync encryption parameters secure enough?

I am considering switching over to Brave and maybe also use it's sync feature for settings, and maybe even passwords if it's good enough. I do use a password generator but out of laziness I happen to ...
22
votes
2answers
3k views

Why do password requirements exist while limiting the upper character count? [duplicate]

I do not quite understand why it is common practice to require a difficult to remember password with alphanumeric and special character requirements, while also having an upper limit of 32 characters. ...
1
vote
0answers
182 views

Securing BIP39 Phrases and Password Manager Master Password

I am looking for a review of the solution to store my Ledger Nano S BIP39 recovery phrase as well as my password manager usage. This solution is mostly based on this video. Few points that I think ...
2
votes
1answer
990 views

Bitwarden and gamecontrollerd on OsX Big Sur

Recently, I came across an issue concerning a daemon named gamecontrollerd in OsX Big Sur. On my laptop I'm running ReiKey (from Objective-See), which aims at identifying possible Key Loggers that ...
4
votes
1answer
430 views

Relative security of 'offline' vs 'online' password managers

I am a long-standing KeePass user, but I find its browser integration and Android apps a bit ropey, and certainly harder work than a cloud-based solution such as Lastpass or Bitwarden. I have been ...
0
votes
0answers
95 views

Is there a better method that this for storing a physical password? [duplicate]

This may be a little unnecessary, but taking into consideration: There are many ways to hack a computer There are many ways to hack a network There is always a possibility of an undetected malware on ...
2
votes
1answer
302 views

How can Bitwarden claim it cannot access your passwords if the vault password is the same as the web account password?

Bitwarden claims that it is more secure than traditional cloud password managers (such as Google) as it only stores the encrypted version of the passwords database. But for some reason the password ...
0
votes
2answers
202 views

1Password security weakness?

I was considering creating a 1Password families account because I liked the idea that 1Password never has the information needed to decrypt my passwords; however, when I created an account, I entered ...
6
votes
2answers
242 views

Can password managers read my secure data? If no, how does sharing work under the hood? [duplicate]

All the popular password managers on the market advertise that they have AES-256 grade security. In a nutshell, the user has the master key and the password manager has the cipher-text. So the ...
3
votes
0answers
56 views

Can Chrome extensions access other Chrome extensions' data?

Can the data in a password-manager Chrome extension be accessed by a different Chrome extension? For example, if one were to install a malicious extension, could that extension access the data (i.e., ...
0
votes
0answers
48 views

Is there anyway to recover wrong KeePass 2 password tries?

I often have trouble logging into KeePass 2 (now 2.46). I would really like once logged to know what it thinks I typed for incorrect passwords. Is it possible to find out?
0
votes
1answer
99 views

Simplify usage of KeePass or equivalent password managers while preserving security

Situation I'm using KeePass to manage my password together with a long complicated password. I need to access passwords quite often so it's a little cumbersome to have to enter the password each time. ...
19
votes
7answers
6k views

Don't one-time recovery codes for 2FA introduce a backdoor?

Although using multi-factor authentication is clearly a good move, I'm struggling with the 'one-time recovery codes' concept. It seems to me that if you choose to use them, what you're doing is ...
0
votes
2answers
284 views

What happens if you forget your 1Password password?

When using a service like 1Password, what happens if you forget or lose your master password? My guess is that you can simply reset your passwords on all the sites 1password remembered for you, but I ...
1
vote
1answer
76 views

How do sites detect credential sniffing, and what is the purpose of this attack?

I just got an email from the Unsplash service telling me that someone had logged into my account via credential sniffing: Five minutes later I get three more emails, each one notifying that a (...
7
votes
5answers
253 views

Owner vs IT employee. Security and passwords

I own a company that has hired an IT employee. He has all passwords to servers, work stations and data. He is refusing to share or supply these passwords (Keys to the Kingdom) on the grounds of ...
24
votes
7answers
5k views

Are algorithmically-generated personal passwords a security risk?

We all know why password reuse is bad: eventually some site at which you have an account that did not properly hash+salt user passwords will get hacked, and your password will be published in a big ...

1
2 3 4 5
25