RE: OT: LinkedIn Hacked

Subject: RE: OT: LinkedIn Hacked
From: Andrew Warren <awarren -at- synaptics -dot- com>
To: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2012 23:17:02 +0000

Lauren wrote:

> I have commented on and set up accounts on various sites and I do not
> always remember my old usernames, email addresses, or passwords, but
> that information is stored in the various browsers that I have used
> with the sites. Is there some sort of application that can safely
> store all of this information without exposing me to security risks?

Maybe, but two things:

1. Your credit cards, cash, and keys to your house and car are presumably as valuable to you as your LinkedIn password. If your purse or pocket is safe enough for those things, it's also safe enough to hold a sheet of paper or a small notebook containing all your usernames and passwords. If your desk at home is safe enough to hold credit-card and bank statements, your PC with all your financial records on it, etc., then it too is safe enough for a small notebook.

2. You can use SuperGenPass, which doesn't need to store any site's password anywhere. You just need to remember one master password to use it, and it runs locally on your machine (where "machine" can be anything with a web browser, although there are also apps written specifically for Android and iPhone). http://supergenpass.com/ .

-Andrew

=== Andrew Warren - awarren -at- synaptics -dot- com
=== Synaptics, Inc - Santa Clara, CA

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References:
OT: LinkedIn Hacked: From: Ron Hearn
Re: OT: LinkedIn Hacked: From: Lauren
RE: OT: LinkedIn Hacked: From: Dan Goldstein
RE: OT: LinkedIn Hacked: From: Lauren N. Hart
Re: OT: LinkedIn Hacked: From: Mark Giffin
Re: OT: LinkedIn Hacked: From: Lauren

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