[dba-Tech] Password Manager apps
stuart at lexacorp.com.pg
Sat Oct 22 22:53:40 CDT 2022
Reading the earlier link, it appears that LastPass doesn't use a file to store the data. It stores
it as a load of individual encrypted files, one for each login/password pair. in a directory.
And if you use multiple browsers, it stores them in multiple locations.
I've got the same thing in my browsers without needing anything like LastPass.
They all give you the opportunity to store logins and passwords for specific URLs.
In FF, they are all in two files: logins.json and kery4.db (an encryted SQLite file) in your
On 22 Oct 2022 at 20:01, Rocky Smolin wrote:
> 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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