No, any open text app is highly unsafe! there are plenty of apps that help you keep you passwords and will sync between your mobile and desktop devices.
Bill, keepass.info is a free application, full operational with no fees. However, they do have an option for donating funds if you like the program.
Not bad Seeking. But make sure it's long and I would suggest some characters and unique info as well.
Seeking, You might also break up the name with numbers in the middle of the word to make it more complex.
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Seking: Great question. Banks have even more incentive to be paranoid and generally have excellent security however.... Give as little information as you can online AND always use a VERY strong password!
In reality, there are no absolutely safe sites... but as long as you use the ones that have been vetted by the experts you will be better off. Additionally changing the passwords often and avoiding to rotate them is a good practice.
Sj, keep the same protections on your iPad that you would for any equipment connecting to the Internet. A lot of people mistakenly believe that Apple products are bullet-proof, and cannot be hacked. This is not true. There are many more Windows computers than MAC's, so you hear a lot more about Windows hacking stories. Apple hacking stories are out there. They just don't make as big a splash.
Scary fact: If your credit card is stolen, you have very little exposure. But if a criminal goes into your bank account and clears out all of your money... they do NOT have to reimburse you!
Yes, they work on pretty much all platforms. Some of them tag into the browser you use and others are standalone apps. The safer ones are standalone apps
Angie, this is public record and anyone has access into it.
Bill, Keypass does have a version for MAC's. It will be hit or miss as to whether other products are released for both platforms.
Not unusual Mike... unfortunately, some sites don't like the secure browsing as they want to get as much information as they can. Try another browser or question the site you are working with.
Lastpass is safe, but there is no absolutely safe solution.
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Karen, if that happens, then you will be at risk of getting hacked. If that happens, you need to change all your passwords when (hopefully) the company lets you know of the intrusion. This is why you need to change your passwords frequently
Mike: That means two things.... the data is transmitted securely between you and the site you are at and that the site is who they say. BUT... if they are shady... they can misuse your data!
Seeking, most companies these days who accept credit card information are encouraged to pass a system audit known as PCI. This investigation reviews all of their procedures for handling, storing, and deleting your sensitive information. If the company is PCI compliant, they will have a system for keeping your data private and protected. As with any system though, even PCI compliant companies can be infiltrated. (Like what happened with Target).
Unfortunately you don't. Sorry.
Karen, as an alternative, you can install an app that does not send the information to their site. The passwords still reside on your computer.
Karen, puttting all of your passwords in one location online does mean that a successful break in would be more damaging. I prefer to use the applications that store your password list locally on your laptop, or computer, rather than on the Internet.
Angie: That's the scary thing... once the info is out there, it's virtually imposible to remove it.
Thank You Mike! Great questions.