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PASSWORD USB DRIVE Answered

I'VE BEEN WORKING IN AN OFFICE FOR OVER 25 YEARS, AND WE ALL HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM.  LITTLE NOOGIES OF PAPER WITH PASSWORDS TO DIFFERENT WEBSITES, SCRATCHED OUT AND CHANGED, ILLEGIBLE, ETC.  IS THERE A WAY TO PROGRAM A USB DRIVE TO HOLD ALL YOUR PASSWORDS SO THAT YOU DON'T NEED THE PIECES OF PAPER?  SOMEBODY COULD MAKE A TON OF MONEY JUST WHERE I WORK WITH ONE OF THESE!

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Science Swine

7 years ago

Well, HP has a Simple Pass finger print scanner that allows you to save a username and password and the computer will enter the info for you with the swipe of a finger. Unfortunatly, they are only equiped on their laptops. Mine, the Dv7 has one and I used to sign into this site before I posted my comment.

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GoodhartScience Swine

Reply 7 years ago

IIRC Mybusters showed how weak they can be (i.e. easily circumvented).

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Science SwineGoodhart

Reply 7 years ago

Yes, they are not perfect, but they would be better than a flash drive that would be much easier get your passwords from becasue there would be no security measures on that. I guess now it is more convienence than actual security.

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GoodhartScience Swine

Reply 7 years ago

That would be true if you "left the flash drive behind and plugged in" but I assumed the idea was to make it easy to take along with you for convenience...but I may have read more into it than was there....

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johnluci

7 years ago

Thanks for the reply! Sorry, I was kinda vague - I want the thumb drive to remember the site and password and enter them so I don't have to. Does that make sense?

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Kitemanjohnluci

Reply 7 years ago

You can set most browsers to do that, unless your company IT monkeys have deliberately disabled that function.

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Goodhart

7 years ago

The other option is to use a PASSWORD SAFE, where you have them all listed and encrypted by a program, and use one PW to access them all....it keeps each site separate and each password is entered by the program then.

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GoodhartLithium Rain

Reply 7 years ago

Yes, that's true....Keepass, password safe, there are several that work well. I linked to the review of keepass in my other reply to you.

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johnluci

7 years ago

Gawd, you guys are amazing! I've been whining and complaining about this for years! Thank you all so very much - I can't wait to get started - and throw out the noogies! I hope Santa gives you all something xtra special for Xmas this year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Goodhart

7 years ago

You can put pretty much ANY kind of file on a USB thumb drive that you can put on your computer; whether it be a text file (notepad), Word (or OpenOffice), or whatever...if you need them "encrypted" there are programes (free ones) on CNET, and other places that you can use to encrypt drives, partitions, etc.