[dba-Tech] Password Manager apps
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>
> > 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
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