Q&A If you switch to Bitwarden, upgrade to Premium!

Spawn

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Long time LastPass Free users will overlook the security benefits of data leak services.

Time to think up some lame excuses about how you can use free services instead. Right? Wrong.

Following the Changes to LastPass Free (separate thread).

I went for 1Password's free trial, and with Watchtower I discovered a lot about my passwords and sites for these reasons:
  • LP made Free features into Premium plans years ago and therefore never notified.
  • LP allows saving unsecured websites without any post-warnings for Free users (ie. http://* instead of https://*)
A 14-day free trial is plenty of time to decide and get used to their apps.

Going to Bitwarden...?​


If you are switching from LastPass Free to Bitwarden, I recommend upgrading to their Premium plan which includes Vault Health Reports.

By the looks of it, it's similar to Watchtower and it is only $1 per month, or $10 per year.
 

jetman

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Jun 6, 2017
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Long time LastPass Free users will overlook the security benefits of data leak services.

Time to think up some lame excuses about how you can use free services instead. Right? Wrong.

Following the Changes to LastPass Free (separate thread).

I went for 1Password's free trial, and with Watchtower I discovered a lot about my passwords and sites for these reasons:
  • LP made Free features into Premium plans years ago and therefore never notified.
  • LP allows saving unsecured websites without any post-warnings for Free users (ie. http://* instead of https://*)
A 14-day free trial is plenty of time to decide and get used to their apps.

Going to Bitwarden...?​


If you are switching from LastPass Free to Bitwarden, I recommend upgrading to their Premium plan which includes Vault Health Reports.

By the looks of it, it's similar to Watchtower and it is only $1 per month, or $10 per year.


The only concern I would have about Watchtower and Vault Health is how they work.

For example, are they automatically sending all of your passwords (unencrypted) to a site like haveIbeenpwnd for checking ?
Even if this isn't the case wouldn't they need to decrypt your passwords on their own servers in order to check against a database ?

If so, doesn't this represent something of a security risk ?
 

Spawn

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The only concern I would have about Watchtower and Vault Health is how they work.

For example, are they automatically sending all of your passwords (unencrypted) to a site like haveIbeenpwnd for checking ?
Even if this isn't the case wouldn't they need to decrypt your passwords on their own servers in order to check against a database ?

If so, doesn't this represent something of a security risk ?
They do not, all checks are done locally.

Yes, there is a small risk IF you re-use similar passwords. Go to "Your passwords are never sent to us or anyone else" from the link below.

As explained here: About Watchtower privacy in 1Password

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Spawn

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Anyone can also easily use this password feature without 1Password at all.
It simple use Haveibeenpwned which is free for anyone.

They provide also RSS feed with all new leaks which I use.
Free but not efficient for the average Internet user.

Bitwarden Premium, 1Password (and others) offer this as a premium service for making your life easier.

If you use Bitwarden, consider upgrading to Premium, plus added benefits.
 

Eggnog

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Mar 21, 2018
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I'm testing 1Password and BitWarden at the same time. I just started the 14-day 1Password trial and am using the free BitWarden for the time being. I'll probably have a good idea by next weekend which I will choose. Right now, 1Password looks pretty slick but I am going to check both out.
 
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