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I don't know if this is relevant to any Linux users but - https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/12/18/log_me_in_acquired

I stopped using LastPass a long time ago in favor of KeePass. I had used KeePass off and on for several years on my Linux boxes and decided one day that I did NOT like the idea of storing all my passwords and usernames "in the cloud". So I ditched LastPass and started using KeePass exclusively. It's a little less convenient but I'm guessing way more secure.

Plus it works flawlessly on Linux! :)
 


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I write all of mine down and keep them handy if I forget.

Mine are easy to remember for me lots of characters of this and that and whatever and whichever and however etc.

It works for me.
 

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I stopped using LastPass a long time ago in favor of KeePass. I had used KeePass off and on for several years on my Linux boxes and decided one day that I did NOT like the idea of storing all my passwords and usernames "in the cloud". So I ditched LastPass and started using KeePass exclusively. It's a little less convenient but I'm guessing way more secure.

Plus it works flawlessly on Linux! :)
KeePass is the only password manager I've used, and for the same reason: my database is stored locally, and not in the cloud. I don't have an accurate count, but I'd estimate I have about 200 passwords stored... which became too messy for paper (for me). Healthcare, government, finances, utilities, education, shopping, for both myself and my wife, add up to a lot of passwords very quickly. I've also started a new category just for software... a place to store product keys or unlock codes for software that we have purchased.

+1 for KeePass. :cool::D

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Like poorguy I write all of mine down too.

If I forget and sometimes I do I just go and get the journal and flip to that page.

I looked here for KeePass for Linux. On this page in the link below I didn't see KeePass for Slackware.
Would I just download KeePass for other Unix-like systems?

https://keepass.info/download.html
 

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I looked here for KeePass for Linux. On this page in the link below I didn't see KeePass for Slackware.
Would I just download KeePass for other Unix-like systems?

https://keepass.info/download.html
The original KeePass is a Windows program. It needs Wine or several Mono packages to run on Mac or Linux, each briefly described here. Linux Mint and others have KeePass2 in their repositories which includes the needed Mono files, but you may have to gather everything manually for Slackware.

You might run into a fork called KeePassX. It used to be pretty popular and was included with some distros, like Knoppix, but it has not been updated since 2016, and I think I would avoid it for that reason.

If you download from the KeePass website, the "portable" version 2.43 (in the zip file) is probably the better option for Linux instead of the Windows setup.exe installer. All of the files in the zip file, including the database you will create, can be copied to a flash drive and run in Windows... this is how I share it with my wife too.

One caution: make frequent backups! I've only had the database get corrupted one time without a backup (when I first started using it), and re-entering all of that information was almost enough to make me give it up. I persisted with it and haven't had any more issues, but still, it's too important to not make regular backups.

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The original KeePass is a Windows program. It needs Wine or several Mono packages to run on Mac or Linux, each briefly described here. Linux Mint and others have KeePass2 in their repositories which includes the needed Mono files, but you may have to gather everything manually for Slackware.

You might run into a fork called KeePassX. It used to be pretty popular and was included with some distros, like Knoppix, but it has not been updated since 2016, and I think I would avoid it for that reason.

If you download from the KeePass website, the "portable" version 2.43 (in the zip file) is probably the better option for Linux instead of the Windows setup.exe installer. All of the files in the zip file, including the database you will create, can be copied to a flash drive and run in Windows... this is how I share it with my wife too.

One caution: make frequent backups! I've only had the database get corrupted one time without a backup (when I first started using it), and re-entering all of that information was almost enough to make me give it up. I persisted with it and haven't had any more issues, but still, it's too important to not make regular backups.

Cheers
Thanks for the information.
 

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Kudos to KeepassXC, and if you want a opensource solution with cloud support, and self hosting options, try Bitwarden. I use the premium version which costs a staggering 10$ a year, and is top.
 

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I used Keepass 2 and KeepassX years ago. They weren't bad, but after trying KeepassXC, I never look back again. KeepassXC stores password locally in your PC or USB flash. But, you can also upload the database to cloud services like Dropbox or Pcloud.
 
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I switched over to Bitwarden a couple months ago. It's opensource so you can either choose to host your own instance or you can choose to have use their vault for a small amount.
 
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I switched over to Bitwarden a couple months ago. It's opensource so you can either choose to host your own instance or you can choose to have use their vault for a small amount.
I've been trying Bitwarden on my iPad but I can't seem to get comfortable with it yet.
I searched for a password manager for iPad which DID NOT sync to the cloud and seemed trustworthy. It is rather difficult to find one which meets those criteria.
Bitwarden sounds pretty good though from what I have read about it.
 

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I've been trying Bitwarden on my iPad but I can't seem to get comfortable with it yet.
I searched for a password manager for iPad which DID NOT sync to the cloud and seemed trustworthy. It is rather difficult to find one which meets those criteria.
Bitwarden sounds pretty good though from what I have read about it.
Does Apple have an online support group to help you with your iPad?
 

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I switched over to Bitwarden a couple months ago. It's opensource so you can either choose to host your own instance or you can choose to have use their vault for a small amount.
I knew about Bitwarden since 2018, but I didn't use it because before this, it used Google Analytics to track users and I didn't like it. I only use KeepassXC to store my passwords since 2018.

However, after reading the above post, I checked the Bitwarden extension again with Fiddler and it seems that they already removed the Google Analytics code. Maybe I'll use it to store less important logins. For online banking, I'll stay with KeepassXC.
 

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Yes I use a hard copy notebook too for passwords and so on. Guess some of us are still traditional and modern....;)
 

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I've been trying Bitwarden on my iPad but I can't seem to get comfortable with it yet.
I recently (yesterday) gave LastPass the flick
i installed bitwarden....both on pc (linux Mint 20.1, Cinnamon) and also on iPhone 7 plus

I am going to write a post concerning bitwarden

As far as the iphone is concerned, I made the necessary changes to enable bitwarden to autofill.
So far so good.
 

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Yes I use a hard copy notebook too for passwords and so on. Guess some of us are still traditional and modern....;)
What are you going to do if your house burns down or do you keep that notebook in a safe?;)
 

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A fireproof safe ?....maybe a hole in the ground, wrapped in cling wrap, and then in a waterproof, rustproof container ?
The possibilities are endless!
 
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