Q&A Are the most popular password managers also the most secure ?

Freud2004

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Jun 26, 2020
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I have a lifetime license for Sticky Password but I am no longer using it. Sticky Password seems like a dead project. It does not receive updates regularly. The Android app has serious autofill issues and the iOS app is a mess. If Sticky Password is working for you, just keep using it. Wifi sync is great security wise. Anyway, you can make use of their portable app too and store it on your usb drive.

I am using Dashlane now (I keep going back and forth) and it is working well here. You can give it a try and if you like it you can always refer friends and get 6 months added to your subscription if they sign up using your referral link.

I am using sticky password and its gating better in relation to autofill, for me, it's a good password manager and its great sicking between multiple devices.

That is not true, sticky password is making updates with some regularity:

Build 8.2.8.17 (Jan 31, 2021)​

  • Improved stability and performance
  • Build 8.2.8.15 (Jan 17, 2021)​

    • Improved stability and performance
    • Build 8.2.8.14 (Jan 13, 2021)​

      • Improved stability and performance
      • Build 8.2.8.7 (Dec 29, 2020)​

        • Improved stability and performance
        • Build 8.2.8.6 (Dec 23, 2020)​

          • Improved stability and performance
          • Build 8.2.8.4 (Dec 12, 2020)​

            • Improved autofill for websites
            • Improved stability and performance
            • Added support for Brave Browser
            • Fixed compatibility with Citrix Workspace App
 

mlnevese

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May 3, 2015
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There were 3 main reasons I stopped using Sticky:

1) Lack of updates... just a general bug fixed every few months they don't even care to say what was fixed.

2) The browser plugin was driving me crazy. It just pops up in front of any page form. And if you close it to be able to write, it just pops up right back. It came to a point I was turning off the plugin in some page

3) Android client instability. Although they do update their Android client more often, it was randomly locking my phone, a Note 20 Ultra. It also locked my wife's S20 so it was not something wrong in my phone only.

But if you don't have any problem with it then there is no reason to switch to anything else.
 
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plat1098

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Sep 13, 2018
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Here's a Tweet from someone I follow on Twitter. It surprised me a bit that he {Tavis Ormandy) said this, but then again, consider who he is (a Google Project zero day expert). I don't use a Password Manager myself (too lazy) but many around here do, so this is just a little spin on the subject.


And the article in his Tweet he wrote on the subject.

Password Managers. VT Results of this url.
 

dinosaur07

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Here's a Tweet from someone I follow on Twitter. It surprised me a bit that he {Tavis Ormandy) said this, but then again, consider who he is (a Google Project zero day expert). I don't use a Password Manager myself (too lazy) but many around here do, so this is just a little spin on the subject.


And the article in his Tweet he wrote on the subject.

Password Managers. VT Results of this url.

Excellent informative article. 👍
That's why I prefer mainly the offline PW.
 

Thales

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Nov 26, 2017
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Ok, now I don't know :what to think :D

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Spawn

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Another take on "Are the most popular password managers also the most secure ?"
[...] However, I am confident that these companies have their designed their software services around this, and have fail-safes in place to protect users' data and their own servers. [...]
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Are the most popular Free VPNs also the most secure? Not likely.

It would greatly depend on which Password Manager app the user have chosen.

1 person devs using Google Play to promote their Free Password Managers with Ads and random features that don't work, plus 100s of fake reviews. Not likely to be secure.
 

Yanick

Level 1
Jun 14, 2021
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Many valid points here, i used to use online password manager for not important accounts before but stopped doing that after there were some privacy issues in the past.
Then decided to look for an offline password manager and found one that i liked, Keepass and i still use it.
It can be clunky to use as it's offline password manager, but i started using it via own vpn and synchronize it with it when i do any change to it.
I sync keepass via private nextcloud, plenty of ways to do these things =)

How about you guys?
 

Thales

Level 12
Nov 26, 2017
576
What you guys think about Dashlane?
Just tried it thanks to the 6 months trial. I had no problems with it.
The only downside if one wants to save one time password credentials in dashlane it is complicated compared to other password managers but works similar to 1password. But anyway it is not a real 2FA anymore but I know this feature is very popular and people prefer convenience over security.
Works with Windows Hello which is fantastic. It also has desktop app.
Not expensive and compared to other password managers like 1Password or Enpass. It has similar price 24-25$ per year.
However Bitwarden is way cheaper. 10$/year.
 

Game Of Thrones

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Jun 5, 2014
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I've read the security white paper of any available password manager and find that the security model of 1password is actually super good not just good. after many trial with famous password managers the level of detail features that 1pasword gives is miles ahead of anything else on the market even dashlane and LastPass are below 1password, just look at the how much details is going on , in adding 2fa QR codes to 1passwors. you can drag and drop! you can copy the QR code you can scan the screen with 1password!! and ... . the level of attention to details is top notch in 1password.after so many research in security model and company reputation etc.. I got the family subscription so our household uses this.one other thing is how good 1password is at updates and keeping the software fresh, updates are good and their software's has really good stability.
 

Game Of Thrones

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Jun 5, 2014
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love 1password, im back to using enpass but so mature for so many services. I imported a bunch of software licenses from a website and 1password imported them flawlessly. I really hope they don't force subscription on the next version.
although not related to thread but they will not. they changed to subscription model so every version will be free for subscribers.
 
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