>I wonder, how do you get used to the habit of using password managers? It's fairly easy to get the piece of paper I carry around with this information to look at. >Isn't it a hassle when you get to a public computer and need to log on somewhere? I minimize the accounts and so passwords I need. Ideally, I'd have less than five; practically, I do, but I have a decent amount of unclosed accounts from years ago I need to deal with.
I don't recall the last time I used a public computer.
>>35640 I have ~5 accounts only for my college related stuff. I'm registered to probably hundreds of stuff, most of which I have forgotten that it even exists. I even forgot about most of my edgy high school nicknames. There was a time when I was registering a lot to random forums.
>>35646 The problem is rather when I have to use it that way, i.e. I don't have a choice. Like when I am on a lab on my college ad the teacher did not allow me to use my own laptop for whatever reason.
What's the difference between kwallet and keepass?
I use KeePassX as my password manager. I keep the database synced to OwnDrive, and also on a flash drive. I update the copy on the flash drive weekly. The flash drive also has a portable version of KeePassX installed on it.
If I go to a computer that isn't mine, I can get my database either - from my phone (which has an OwnDrive app) - or from the flash drive - or from the OwnDrive website (which I have memorized the password for)
and I can read the database on: - my phone - or the copy of KeePassX on my flash drive - or on app.keeweb.info
I have at least a hundred passwords stored in my password manager; this is *by far* the easiest way I can think of to manage them. It's worked quite well for me for several years now.
I would never enter a password of mine on a public computer. Though you could certainly keep a portable installation of your password manager, I would not recommend using it on public computers however.
Keepass, KeepassX it's the best way to organize your passwords. It isn't as secure as using a text file encrypted with gpg but it's more secure than using a "cloud service" as last pass or similar. Also it has an iOS and an android version which is very handy. You can use a portable version of the desktop software in case you want to use it in another computer which you should be vertical careful with. If you do this you should have a special database file with only the absolutely necessary. And you should change your passwords immediately after using the portable version in another computer. My point is: Keepass is a very useful and powerful tool but the last layer of defense is you. Don't do anything stupid.