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  1. Phill D

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    i think its time i sorted myself out some password manager software. i have been looking at Norton Identity Safe.

    any comments on what others use or on the Norton product would be welcome:thumb:
     
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    I use Securesafe, I can access it on my Iphone Ipad and on-line. It is totally free and it also stores important documents too. I love it. ::bigsmile:
     
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    I would not have Norton on any machine of mine. They have a terrible record of providing bloated solutions that cause more problems than they solve.

    Password software I would recommend though are Roboform or Last Pass :thumb:
     
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    I have used the Norton one, now called Identity Safe for about 4 years. It's very good for managing passwords AS LONG AS YOU DONT EVER LOSE THE PASSWORD FOR IDENTITY SAFE! If you do it deletes all your logins and you have to start again, as I found out! I had over 200 to re-source - get new usernames/passwords for, which was very tedious - I still have a few to get!

    If you buy Norton 360 it is included, and 360 can be installed on up to 3 machines, so very helpful... :thumb:

    Catherine
     
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    lastpass looks quite good and premium does much more than i need, but allows me to use it on my tablet :thumb:

    still looking before the final decision over the weekend.
     
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    :thumb: here for RoboForm we have used it on a few machines for 8/9 years. Free one is good, fully functional just a limit to how many passwords it will save.
     
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    Used Lastpass for the last few years, Works well. I do have the premium version now for phone/ table use.

    Cheers
     
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    lastpass again here, used it for ages and it does what it says on the tin

    wouldnt touch anything from Norton for a number of reasons, but basically it screws with your system and settings. heard many many first hand accounts of people having to format disks and reinstall windows to get rid of Norton software.
     
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    Keeper on everything i and also my laptop. They all sync. Used it for 2 years and no problems.
     
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    Lastpass here as well.

    I would also strongly recommend you avoid ALL Norton products.
     
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    Love my lastpass

    I have 2 separate log ons one for work and one for home ::bigsmile:
     
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    IMO - always go "open source" - never paid for or locked down as you never really know what it does. Open source for password managers means many geeks check the code for anything iffy.

    As such, KeePass is my preferred choice

    Also, agree with above, avoid Norton if you can. I have removed Norton 360 et al from more machines than I care to remember after clients have issues with it, slow downs etc - its bloated and designed for "home users who believe the hype" - mainly from places that get huge amount of comission for selling it....
     
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    Well it's OK if you are an expert computerist and know what you are doing, or if you are running any sophisticated business on your machine(s). As an aging amateur I need something I can reasonably understand which doesn't cause me too much grief either in installing or running. I have been quite happy with Norton - it hasn't given me much trouble over the last n years and it isn't very expensive for what it is! :Smile:

    Catherine
     
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    Hi,

    I use Dashlane, does what I want with storage, strong password generation and automatic login.

    Steve

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    I use an old skool method, note book with all our bank details and internet passwords in.

    Its totally secure, we keep it in our top drawer, in the living room, at our house, at Number 48 Acacia Avenue, Downham St. Martin.

    Nobody would ever find it there!:thumb:
     
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