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des09
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Can someone give me some advice on the use of password managers.

If I choose a specific manager and let it create my passwords, what happens if I choose not to continue with that company?

Doesn't it leave me with random passwords that I've got to track down somehow.

Let me use an example that I'm more familiar with, Google password manager.

I create a password and it fills it in as required. But they are passwords that I know.

If I was to deliberately create random passwords that are virtually uncrackable (eg,56trf@556d!) I would never remember it and then how do I get in when Google plays up or I go elsewhere?

To answer my own question, Access to my Google password list is easy, therefore not very secure???

How does an alternative company work, how do I get access to my passwords if I choose to change company and they have chosen the passwords.

Sorry for the rambling!!

 

 

 

Cliddy
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Gondola
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Hi des09 

 

Password Managers will create and store passwords securely. They'll also allow the importing and exporting of passwords.

 

The F-Secure Password Manager will allow the exporting of passwords from the Windows and Mac versions. The export is in plain text.

 

If you use a Google account then a similar import and export facility is available for passwords.

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