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It's so much easier to use long and intricate passwords if you can type.
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I did try using passphrases myself at some point (http://xkcd.com/936/) however unfortunately when you get to that length it typically takes 3 tries on a good day to type the things out right. Guess I'll have to stick to using 'password' everywhere - no-one will guess anything that obvious.
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The one problem with using KeePass is that it's fine if you're only ever using these passwords from the machine where your password database is stored. Becomes more of an issue if you're on a different machine and can't access that anymore!
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Keepers are fine, if you care
For LinkedIn? My PW is password (or Passw0rd, if they are more pesky)
For my Bank login? password isn't gonna go there, that's where I use a keeper

90% of my passwords are Passw0rd or password, cause I just find it an annoyance, and really don't care

And yes, Facebook is one of them.... All the social "junk", pretty much all that don't hit my bank account (With financial impact, view only, back to password...)

I'd prefer something other than a password to authenticate, possibly a "Global Id" linked to the smart phone (And yes, there are downsides and privacy concerns, many could be worked around)
If I could just link up my computer with my phone, and just surf... Let them work out one time codes that identify me. No annoying "log in to whatever", just keep going
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I have the self contained version of KeyPass installed on my flash drive I carry with me. That way I can run the program from the flash drive no matter what computer I happen to be using.

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I'm not surprised.

I knew a couple of years ago that Linkin was going to have security issues considering their lack of response to several rounds of spam and other annoyances, I canceled my account. Like 90% of security problems, this is a management issue.
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We are rolling out an intranet AD-auth password store after increasing numbers of us have started using keepass and one or two other password stores in work. This will really help educate users on the practice of having stronger, more varied passwords.

I have one password that I use variations of for most day to day things, but then I randomly generate passwords for sites where security is more important and these all go in keepass. My keepass has a passphrase and key to access it with the database file and the key stored in dropbox folders. I'm a bit paranoid about passwords so I often play coy about naming where the login is for so that even if someone cracked the database files (which I worry about with a program where the code is downloadable and interragatable) they still would have to work a fair bit to match the logins to the right site and all my banking sites have a further auth step which isn't ever stored on my keepass.
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William Soranno (6/28/2012)
I have the self contained version of KeyPass installed on my flash drive I carry with me. That way I can run the program from the flash drive no matter what computer I happen to be using.


...and therein lies the crux of the matter. The solution cannot be based on something that people are not allowed to use in all circumstances. I am often on client sites where I would be immediately escorted offsite (after a serious grilling and an inspection of the machines used, if not me physically) if I tried to install software or plug in a USB key.

I thought that a federated security system would do it but no. Every site has to hand roll their own security.

To keep the theme going the password that I use is "1fY0uB3l13v3Th1sTh3nY0uAr3..." ;-)

Gaz

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Not only do you need to be able to access the password manager, but if someone cracks your password manager password, they

a) have a list of every online account you have and
b) now have access to every one of them.

Having a unique password and/or login to every site is one of those eggheaded ideas that sounds great on paper but has no real practical application in the real world.

I know I easily have over 100 online accounts in one form or another - there is no way that I could possibly have 100 passwords that I could remember. I would rather they have access to a small subset of my passwords than all of them!
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