Questions tagged [password-management]

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

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Best Practices for password/keys web-app management

Looking for ideas/feedback. We have a django web-app with postgresql. We use git for source code. We have circleci for CI. We deploy on AWS. What is the most secured/best practices in terms of ...
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Creating a Password Policy for a Bank Corporation, what must one take into consideration?

When creating a Security Policy such as Password Policy, what are some of the typical assets that need to be protected? And how does this affect, employees, contractors, vendors, suppliers, and ...
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Which is better practice: digital password manager or a physical book of passwords? [duplicate]

These days, it's not uncommon to have dozens and dozens of passwords for various sites and services. If you're using different passwords for each service it can be basically impossible to hold all the ...
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Logging into IOS applications Secure?

The IOS App Store has very high standards in regards to what goes on their App Store. Do applications like Gmail, Outlook, banking Apps, and LastPass send your password securely when logging into ...
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Recovering local chrome passwords from dead pc [migrated]

recently my PC died and will not power on. The motherboard had a complete failure. My HDD survived. I have it set up as an external to pull my photos and such. My question comes down to transferring ...
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Does a shared (but encrypted) private key for a group of users reduce the effectiveness of the encryption?

That is, is it generally considered more secure to save a single application-wide private key on the web server compared to storing (protected/encrypted) private keys in the database? More ...
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Store passwords local with plain text access on WinPE

I have an application that needs to store Network Credentials for a Network Drive/Share on the disk. The user shouldn't need to enter the password every time. The OS is WinPE, so he cannot map the ...
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Is having multiple correct passwords for a single username a security problem?

This question occurred to me when using online banking. My wife and I have a joint account. The username to login to internet banking is just our account number, so it is the same for both of us. ...
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How do applications such as password managers check leaked credentials and how can I get more results?

I have been using LastPass for a while and I have just seen an option to generate an exposure report. By its output, I assume it checks various sources containing credentials dumps from hacked web ...
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How do I securely store credentials and key files on my mac?

There must be a handy way to securely store, say, GCP key.json somewhere on my machine and access it whenever I'm deploying stuff. Backup to cloud is a must. The Apple's Keychain access seems ...
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Is BitWarden trusted?

I've been using BitWarden as my main password keeper, would like to ask if it's safe? I know that everything is not 100% safe but still want to know if they are worth it. All my passwords are ...
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What is a login flow method to prevent account jacking when your website has Email/Password sign in AND Google Sign in?

For example, my website has Email/Password login and the "sign in with Google" button. If a user creates an account with their email and a password, then decides to sign in using the "sign in with ...
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Is better to have as password a sentence or first letter of the sentence?

Which is better master KeePass password to prevent any type of bruteforce between theses two type of password : Complete sentence invented by user like : I like cheeseburger, tomatoes and fries ! :) ...
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Is it okay for websites to send passwords as plain text if they hash them when they are stored? [duplicate]

I was logging into a website and checking out the network requests, and in the network tab I saw the following: method: "Login" params: {username: "username", password: "password1234"} With my ...
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Is my keepass great? How can I improve it?

Here is my keepass setup: Cloud Gmail 1 Google Drive: holds database Gmail 2 Google Drive: holds key file Hard Drive Computer: holds database (leave at home) USB 1: holds database (always have ...
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GPG — Synchronisation between machine and “No secret key” problem

I am running "pass: the standard unix password manager" v1.7.3 on Fedora 31. I create a password for "mysite" via $ pass generate mysite It creates an entry in my .password-store folder: mysite....
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Secure Implementation of Password Database

Disclaimer I am not a security professional, just a programmer trying to do my best. Additionally, this is my first post to this community so I appologise if this question is too broad. The ...
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Save salt in DB [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a random salt on the user thing and complement the salt on the user thing in the DB. Is it safe to add salt to DB? If you attack DB and salt is stolen, there is a concern that ...
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Should I assign my various passwords to my keyboard's macro keys?

I had an idea to assign my keyboard's macro keys to various passwords so I can just hit the key and it will paste in (the passwords are long and random so I won't remember them). This is on a home ...
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How to do client + server side hashing?

I don't want the password to be sent in clear text over the internet, even when using HTTPS the server admin can read the password if they somehow cache or log post requests. Now, what I have come ...
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How do biometric password managers work?

Many password managers for mobile offer the option to unlock the password vault with a fingerprint instead of a password. If you never type in your master password, how is it possible to decrypt the ...
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Password seal by paper or by password manager?

At my current company, the IT Risk team decided to ensure root passwords of about 90 systems by the following conventional method: The length of each password must be 16 characters, where they input ...
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How can I check password strength client-side?

I have a website and my users will be using their selected password to encrypt their RSA private key using JavaScript client-side. How should I be making sure they are using a strong password without ...
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Is Firefox's Lockwise secure?

I have lot's of passwords saved in Firefox Password Manager, now called Lockwise. I recently installed Opera Browser on my machine. It somehow managed to import all the history-data and form fields, ...
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Hosting password compromised [closed]

Last Monday I received two emails from my hoster: 10h42: Connection notification 10h42: Confirm your notification I didn't login that day, so I knew something was wrong. I immediately logged in, ...
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Remote extraction of passwords from browser password managers

I'm writing an essay about "Browser Password Managers". As part of this I have to write about vulnerabilities and exploits. I stumbled across the following scientific paper from 2013: "Password ...
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Handing login information to the customer

We have a software system with several different users (let's say 10) and a single super user. A super user is a regular user with the privileges needed for managing other user accounts. This is a ...
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Security of the native Password Autofill function in iOS 12

I have read Apple documents on the iOS 12 password autofill function for iPhones. But I could not find much information pertaining to where the passwords are stored and what vulnerabilities might ...
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How should we apply the salt to the password? [duplicate]

According to Wikipedia: A rainbow table is ineffective against one-way hashes that include large salts. For example, consider a password hash that is generated using the following function (where "|...
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Is encrypting the FireFox folder with EFS protecting saved passwords in case of someone accessing the hard drive?

What I want to do: Use the "save password" feature in FireFox (on Windows 10) without using FireFox's master password feature. What I'm afraid of: Someone stealing my laptop or getting access to my ...
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Is there any security concern if I kept password hash on client side?

I have a mobile application that needs to be able to work when the phone is offline. In order to prevent misuse by others when they have a short physical access to the phone the requirement is to ...
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Security concept for password management

At the moment, I am struggling on a question to which I have not found a good answer so far. I wan't to create a password manager, which will be used by a lot of people. Used languages: PHP / ...
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How strong is a password consisting of words arbitrarily chosen from the dictionary?

Diceware wants us to actually randomly pick n words from a given set of m=65 words. Assume a user does not actually use a dice. Instead they take a physical dictionary of m words and "randomly" picks ...
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Best practices to manage password for embedded Linux devices

Should we generate a strong password offline, keep it closely guarded secret, and use the same one across all copies of the device? The boot drive is eMMC flash soldered on the PCB, hard to read ...
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Is Argon2 secure to use? [duplicate]

Now that it's been 5 years since Argon2 has been released, is Argon2 secure for public use? (E.g. normal password hashing) Also, what are the secure parameters for Argon2?
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Why is Sojdlg123aljg a common password?

I was going through the list of top 100K passwords and found Sojdlg123aljg near the top of the list. Does anyone have any idea why this is such a common password?
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Storing the master password in a keychain

I tend to avoid putting my master keychain password in the keychain itself (in OSX, for example), but sometimes with federation of accounts and things, it would be convenient to do so. Am I right to ...
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Is a Whirlpool hash with random salt secure enough?

I copied the title from another question, but it wasn't answered there and my case is a bit different. I have inherited an old website to maintain. I noticed that the password hashing is not up to ...
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Is using AES secure for password managers?

I'm developing an application that automates processes. The user connects to many accounts that the application uses then passwords are encrypted using AES. An example algorithm looks like this: ...
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Does word store my passwords in plaintext? [closed]

I have a document which I wrote my passwords in and saved it to my disk, and I have been hearing a lot about programs storing passwords in plaintext Did word store my password I saved in plaintext??? ...
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Password generator and password limitations

I would like suggestions for a good strategy for dealing with web sites that have arcane rules about what must or must not appear in a password. My ideal are the sites that allow a good range of ...
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Firefox bug permits stealing encrypted passwords: How is this possible?

It's my understanding that passwords I save in Firefox's Password Manager are encrypted and that setting a Master Password encrypts the encryption key used in this process. The Google hit for "Does ...
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How secure is KeePass KDBX4 by default?

How secure is KeePass KDBX4 by default if someone obtain the .kdbx file and attempt to brute-force it without knowing any hint of the master password? With assumption : The password length is equal/...
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Should a browser make its own password manager? [closed]

I'm trying to figure out if products such as Firefox's Lockwise are a superb idea or a terrible one. On the one hand, installing a third-party addon to your browser comes with inherent risks, so ...
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Password management for kids - what's a good way to start?

Consider a young (primary-school age) child who is starting to collect passwords for online services. How can a parent (or equivalent) help them manage their passwords? An example to make things ...
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What are the cons of stateless password generators?

Does anybody have hands-on experience with stateless password generators (managers) like Getpass? It seems like it does most of the work of cloud password managers, but leans more to the security ...
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Would Hashing a Decryption Key Significantly Lower Security? [duplicate]

I'm using the Haskell Codec.Crypto.SimpleAES package to create a crude password manager. The password manager seems secure but it's unable to warn the user when the decryption key is invalid. If a ...
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How can I trust the data integrity of LastPass [duplicate]

So I recently downloaded LastPass and I'm beginning to wonder how they can ensure that my information is kept secure. Is anyone aware of what kind of encryption algorithm they use or how they ensure ...
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Does Azure Key-Vault encrypt the values before storing?

We are using key-vault for storing the secrets, will it give any added advantage if we encrypt the values before storing it in key-vault?
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Apple Keychain Security Risk Assessment

What security measures has Apple taken to minimize security risk with respect to the Apple Keychain password manager? I enjoy the capability of the password management across macOS and iOS devices, ...

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