Backing up your passwords list... RE: OT: LinkedIn Hacked

Subject: Backing up your passwords list... RE: OT: LinkedIn Hacked
From: Daniel Dern <dern -at- pair -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2012 12:08:36 -0400 (EDT)


On Thu, 7 Jun 2012, Kelly Parr wrote:

It seems like I have a bazillion passwords, so I keep them in a password-protected Excel spreadsheet on a flash drive attached to my keychain. I have never yet lost my keys, but if I did, the person who found them would have to get through the first Excel-password barrier, and then figure out individual passwords based on my hints.

But would you get the keys -- and flash drive -- back? Also, USB flash drives can break or fall off. IMHO you'd be better off with backup off site in an SD box, or online, or both.

The challenge is *my* remembering my hints, so a lock box is a good idea (especially in the event of a fire). Or I could lock a dupe flash drive in the glove box of my car.

IMHO, neither of these combine simplicity and reliability.

DPD


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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: Andrew Warren
RE: OT: LinkedIn Hacked: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
RE: OT: LinkedIn Hacked: From: Kelly Parr

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