Re: OT: LinkedIn Hacked

Subject: Re: OT: LinkedIn Hacked
From: Matthew Helmke <matthew -at- matthewhelmke -dot- com>
To: yehoshua paul <yehoshua -dot- p -at- technicalwriting -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2012 07:20:14 -0500

I use KeyPassX, which has a version for Windows, Mac, and Linux as well as
an Android app. I store the encrypted file on Dropbox and can then access
the current information from any of my devices.

Link: http://www.keepassx.org/

On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 11:33 PM, yehoshua paul <
yehoshua -dot- p -at- technicalwriting -dot- com> wrote:

> I use AppBox Pro on my iPhone it has a wallet app that allows me to save
> the account information for everything I am subscribed to, which can be
> password protected.
>
> Yehoshua Paul
> Community contributor and documentation expert
> http://technicalwriting.com/
>
> On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 7:24 AM, Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net> wrote:
>
> > On 6/6/2012 4:18 PM, Ken Stitzel wrote:
> >
> >> I work for a company that does this for cloud applications. You sign on
> >> once, say at your company's internal home page, and then you can
> securely
> >> access a variety of cloud/web applications. But this is a more of a
> >> business/enterprise-level product. (Too bad, because I'd love my own
> >> version at home.)
> >>
> >
> > It was an Amazon cloud product that facilitated the LinkedIn troubles.
> Is
> > the cloud really safe?
> >
> >
> > Nick Parlante's advice via Dan Goldstein is good.
> >>
> >
> > I agree.
> >
> >
> > You can always tell a
> >> family member the suffix or keep it with emergency papers.
> >>
> >
> > Yikes! No. If I felt comfortable enough to give someone (still in this
> > country) my house key, then maybe.
> >
> >
> > The XKCD cartoon
> >> about password strength (http://xkcd.com/936/) that someone mentioned
> is
> >> actually a fantastically informative bit of instruction. (Mouse over the
> >> cartoon for extra punch-line. ;)
> >>
> >
> > I like that. Maybe I will just append a site-specific password with
> XKCD.
> > Hmmm...
> >
> >
> > But sometimes it's a pain to retype everything. I have a spreadsheet of
> >> username/passwords but keep it in an encrypted file or thumb drive using
> >> True Crypt (http://www.truecrypt.org). Some security concepts seem
> >> daunting, but this is a fairly easy product to use and it's free.
> >>
> >
> > My issue is that I lose papers and files with that information, so a
> > portable app would be nice. Right now I just use browsers that remember
> > passwords, a text file, and "click here if you forgot your password"
> links.
> > I think I need a better system.
> >
> >
> >
> >
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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
RE: OT: LinkedIn Hacked: From: Will Husa Documentation Solutions
RE: OT: LinkedIn Hacked: From: Dan Goldstein
Re: OT: LinkedIn Hacked: From: Ken Stitzel
Re: OT: LinkedIn Hacked: From: Lauren
Re: OT: LinkedIn Hacked: From: yehoshua paul

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