[dba-Tech] Password Manager apps

Rocky Smolin rockysmolin2 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 22 22:01:32 CDT 2022

I've got that autofill on name and address and phone number fields on quite
a few sites now.  Is that a LastPass function or the browser?  I see it on
Edge as well as Safari.


On Sat, Oct 22, 2022 at 7:56 PM John Colby <jwcolby at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Oct 22, 2022 at 10:40 PM Rocky Smolin <rockysmolin2 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > I want to see my passwords stored on my local drive.  I might take that
> > file with me on the road.
> >
> > r
> >
> > On Sat, Oct 22, 2022 at 6:10 PM John Colby <jwcolby at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> > > Rocky, I have never looked for the file.  Why do you need to find it?
> >
> > Well it is on my laptop somewhere.  I take it on the road because I take
> my laptop with me.  If you have LastPass installed on your laptop, then it
> syncs the file with the copy on the cloud and voila, you have your
> passwords on the laptop.  They are in some sort of encrypted file so it's
> not like you can just open the file in a text editor or something.  Only
> LastPass can manipulate the encrypted storage file. The file is synced to
> every device you own that has LastPass installed on it, so it is synced
> across all your devices.  I have a server, a desktop and two laptops, all
> of which have lastpass installed.
> If you pay for the enhanced versions (I don't) then you can install
> LastPass on your mobile device (phone etc) and it will sync to that as
> well.  But again, where it is stored isn't something that I know or care
> about.  It just exists.  The fact that I have LastPass installed, can open
> it, and can see my passwords tells me that it is on a particular device.
> BTW these password managers can also store things such as credit card data,
> number, date and security number, and then fill in credit card fields on
> web sites.  They can store a ton of different types of data.
> --
> John W. Colby
> Colby Consulting
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