Does anyone here use Dashlane or have an opinion of it?
I just read about it in AARP and it sounds good for keeping passwords safe.
@pooflady: I didn't get back quick enough to say that if you are comfortable with it, I'm sure it's fine. Applications that help you to use good passwords, and not to use the same one everywhere, are good.
Here's some further reading for you (or others who are curious).
It is notable that I couldn't find Dashlane implicated in any recent events/compromises (but I didn't look back more than a year).
https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2013/06/a_really_good_a.html (A Really Good Article on How Easy it Is to Crack Passwords)
http://seclists.org/dataloss/2013/q4/223 (Dataloss posting recommending Dashlane, among others)
http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/06/concerns-about-dashlane-and-answers/#more-6837 (Concerns About Dashlane, and Answers; Pogue answering questions)
https://www.schneier.com/passsafe.html (Bruce Schneiir's page about Password Safe)read more collapse
@pooflady: I'm not sure that Pogue is an authority (or not) but here's a nice page from Wikipedia about Password Safe, and it also has links to other similar password minders.
I trust Bruce Schneier; I trust him more than nearly anyone I know. I am uncomfortable with an application (Dashlane) that offers to do so very much for you. If it is ever compromised, you lose everything. The more complex something is, the more likely that it can be (or perhaps already has been) broken.
Pogue says several times that Dashlane is free. It's sort of free; there's a subscription service for $20 per year. There's a free version, and that's probably fine for you.
I see a lot of places that like Dashlane (or at least don't say bad things), and I also see that it'll rate your password (which is a bonus).
I actually have 50 passwords (or more) and remember them all. I don't recommend this for others.
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