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        Tracey Capen
        AskWoody MVP

        BEST UTILITIES By Deanna McElveen If you’re looking for a password-keeper/-generator app, there are plenty offered for nearly any platform. It should
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        anonymous
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        Is the source code auditable and verified/certified for producing sufficient entropy and I’m more inclined to want some solution that’s open source/source auditable and properly vetted/certified.

      • #2041267 Reply
        rc primak
        AskWoody_MVP

        I do worry a bit about any password generator which starts with a dictionary-word keyword. Keying any security related item to something which can be guessed from a dictionary does not seem to me to be wise. Especially when other password generators do use entropy checks, audited open-source code and random alphanumeric generators.

        For ease of use, this utility looks as good for the purpose as anything else I’ve seen. Sometimes it’s more important to create a product people will actually use than to get all the security details exactly right.

        Free does not always mean open-source and code-audited, as mentioned in other posts here.

        -- rc primak

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        doriel
        AskWoody Lounger

        I have experience with StickyPassword. At the end of the year, there was short period of time (2days I think), when this SW was completely free, so I downloaded it for free.

        Dell Latitude E6530, Intel Core i5 @ 2.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, WX 1809 Enterprise

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        Norio
        AskWoody Plus

        Mmmmm, duck liver.
        (I know, I know… we don’t eat it anymore)

        I use Keepass to generate random strings and store my passwords.

        However, I often use random word generators to help me with generating passwords that I can memorize.  There are several online, such as https://wordcounter.net/random-word-generator.  I just browsed there and generated “digest dizzy prickly lettuce” which is relatively easy to remember.  I can capitalize the words and add a number to satisfy most requirements: Digest4DizzyPricklyLettuce.  And I understand that such a password may be susceptible to dictionary attacks.  However, I often need a balance between “completely random” and convenience, and this is it for me.

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          Paul T
          AskWoody MVP

          Digest4DizzyPricklyLettuce

          You can remember that?!

          cheers, Paul

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            Norio
            AskWoody Plus

            Digest4DizzyPricklyLettuce

            You can remember that?!

            cheers, Paul

            Yeah, at my age, I’m lucky to remember my birthdate (come to think of it, maybe I don’t want to remember). My example’s not that great, but I did come up with it in less than a couple minutes, and it is easier to remember than “7FZPq9pXTSd” or “jEQS23SuBk9”!

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        Norio
        AskWoody Plus

        And, by the way, Ashwin over at GHacks describes a free open-source Firefox/Chrome plugin that will automatically fill in logins/passwords from KeePass: https://www.ghacks.net/2020/01/08/kee-is-a-firefox-and-chrome-extension-that-can-auto-fill-passwords-from-keepass/

        I don’t know that I’m ready to go that far for convenience (not to mention having to additionally trust browser+plugins), but I thought I would mention it.

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          Paul T
          AskWoody MVP

          That and others are listed on the KeePass site.

          cheers, Paul

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