[dba-Tech] Password Manager apps

Rocky Smolin rockysmolin2 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 23 09:18:06 CDT 2022

Well I agree about LastPass. The free apps are starting to ask for
contributions. I gave it to Wiki and a few days ago Adblock + asked me for
some dough, so I sent a contribution. If LastPass asks me for a
contribution I'll give them one as well.


On Sun, Oct 23, 2022 at 5:29 AM John Colby <jwcolby at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Oct 22, 2022 at 11:02 PM Rocky Smolin <rockysmolin2 at gmail.com>
> 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.
> >
> > r
> >
> > On Sat, Oct 22, 2022 at 7:56 PM John Colby <jwcolby at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > It can be built-in to the browser.  Firefox for example has its own
> method
> of doing this and the methods are similar.  That said, if you read the tech
> magazines they are not keen on the security of these alternate methods.
> Besides which now you have a store in firefox, and another unrelated and
> unsynced store in edge and in xyz browser.
> I am not selling anything, I simply started using LastPass way before MS
> purchased it and found it useful and quite secure.  The reviewers all rate
> it as among the best solutions.  I also use BitWarden because it is free
> and open source, or at least the source is kept visible to the world to
> allow examination for security holes.  I use it specifically because
> LastPass (Microsoft) has been slowly strangling the free users, and lately
> imposed a restriction not allowing me to use LastPass both on my computers
> and my android devices without paying.  While I do believe in paying for
> value, value is also relative to the market.  LastPass and Bitwarden are
> similar enough to allow me to continue using Lastpass (free) on my laptop
> and Bitwarden (free) on my phone.  And bitwarden can pull the data out of
> Lastpass (not sure of the reverse).
> So, the upshot is that it never occurred to  me to care where the data is
> stored, nor how.  What I care about is end to end encryption (Lastpass has
> no access to my store password and so can't leak it), a store on the cloud
> to allow the sync process, security in the encryption and decryption
> process itself, and ease of use.  LastPass (In My Opinion)  is very good in
> all regards, not to mention I am familiar with it now.  And so I use it and
> recommend it.  But I have no other skin in the game, I don't care what
> anyone else does.  I do think we should all use SOMETHING.  The "in the
> browser" solution may be enough for a specific use case.
> --
> John W. Colby
> Colby Consulting
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