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Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by reticentAJ, Jan 23, 2013.

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  1. reticentAJ

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    I was trying to get KeePass set up, but it wasn't a little more difficult than I thought. I got the software installed fine, and could install passwords/usernames and get to the site, but what I wanted to do was install the plugin keeform, so that I could have the autofill feature in Firefox, but I was unsuccessful. I found a couple of sites that said how to do it, but I couldn't get it to work. I'm sure it was just me, since this is my first time using KeePass.
     
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    I don't know anything about KeePass, but if you're looking for an autofill feature for Firefox, there's the Autofill Forms Firefox add-on.
     
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    Lol thanks but keepass is a password manager and the auto fill features fills username and password. I don't know what that autofill Firefox plugin is but it looked like it was autofill for personal profiles not usernames and passwords
     
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    Well, if you're the only one using your computer, you can use Autofill Forms to fill in passwords as well. However, they won't be invisible to others that may be using your user profile.
     
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    I use KP - I use it for all my passwords and log ins. If you set up each site you can use Ctrl+Alt+Caps Lock to automatically complete username and password. Alternatively you can use the 'Perform Auto-type' feature. One thing I did find was that in the Entry box you have to get the page title absolutely correct. There are a couple of forums where the log in page name uses a bullet point between the title words and I have to use the Auto-Type feature for them. Check your page titles as a first step.
     
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    There you have it! :)
     
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    Alright. Thanks for the help. After playing with it, this is the most efficient way I can do it. I either go to the website in my browser, or right click on the added entry (within keepass) and it opens up the site, then I use my keyboard shortcut and it auto fills username and password and then logs me in. Is there a faster way to do this? Also, is this autofill feature keylogger resistant? Or can a keylogger still detect the keys typed?
     
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    I personally never keep passwords on my computer and I wouldn't trust any program. They're in my head, or on a well hidden piece of paper. But, that's me.
     
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    I felt the same way, until I thought about it. What I'll do is store the passwords on a flash drive. Only access to it would be someone has to steal it from me, but I plan on always keeping it on me, so that's not that likely. Also, there will be passwords to access the passwords. I also plan on using generated, random passwords. This way, I don't have to remember a bunch of different passwords, I actually am using unique passwords for each site, and the passwords are more complex, meaning the accounts are harder to crack. I'm a pretty security type person (not saying I'm good, just saying I worry about it). I mean the safest password is one you don't know, is one way you could look at it.
     
  10. matthewdownloads

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    So either:

    1. You have an amazing memory to remember tens of passwords, eg. j34ma!dp, ok1;[email protected], eAgh}dwq and the corresponding login websites
    2. Your password quality for websites is weak (ie dictionary/hybrid vulnerable), such as a word with a number, eg. LondonSW1. Including as well things like L0nd0nSW! which may appear secure, but in reality are just as crackable by a dictionary hybrid attack.
    3. All your passwords are the same or very similar/derivatives for every website, so one key unlocks all. Therefore only as strong as the weakest login screen.
    Which is it?

    I've installed this software a couple of days ago and am now slowly changing all my critical passwords to harder ones like "j2!kaM," which can be memorised for things like facebook and email, but not for the tens of websites I'm registered on.

    Seems to me software is the "least evil" option.

    A "well hidden" piece of paper doesn't sound very secure to me. What happens if somebody gets physical access to your building and system? Unlikely, but you should prepare for a worst case scenario. In particular if you use a laptop.
     
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    Maybe I don't have many critical passwords? ;)

    I did say they were written somewhere, didn't I? ;)

    They certainly don't need to be ON the computer.

    Maybe I'm not working for the CIA or NASA? ;)

    And maybe I'm not a conspiracy theorist? :D
     
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    Maybe I'm paranoid, but my security is slowly and increasingly being stepped up. Next re-format I'll be using full disk encryption. Once you understand how certain attacks work you realise how vulnerable 99% of the population make themselves, it's difficult to not improve your security whether you are working for a secret organisation or not lol.

    I'm not a conspiracy theorist at all, but I like the idea of my data being secure. Every so often you hear about a mysql database being stolen, and you really don't want to be that person whos MD5 gets decrypted in seconds and then lets the hackers into all their other accounts.

    At least if the passwords are on the computer they can be encrypted in the same way military documents are. Unless you are using some kind of old fashioned paper-based encryption system when you write down your passwords?

    The majority of home users probably should be using multiple passwords for websites, the only realistic way of managing this is either with paper or software. Software is the lesser evil because it's encryptable :D
     
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    Ha, well everyone has their own preference. No matter what we do or how secure we try to make something, if someone really wants to get access and they are good, then they will get it.
     
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    matthewdownloads, what do you plan on using for the full disk encryption?
     
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    Well, I've decided to opt for paper. (y) :)
     
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