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Roboform won't cooperate with modern Firefox versions

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8:23 pm on May 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Hi I bought Roboform time ago, sadly they didn't honour lifetime updgrades promise, but the program is good but you can't use roboform 6 with any modern Firefox browser. The version 7 (that you have to pay again if you want it don't work with firefox 11)I can imagine many webmasters must be in same situation. I don't want to go with laspass (I prefer passwords stay locally not remotely).
How do you actually manage your logins?
12:46 am on May 9, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I'm using Roboform Lite version 2.1.0 on FireFox 12 without any major issues. I remember having problems with FF in the past and have always found that it generally works better with IE, but it still does the job.

I still remember the days of having a million slips of paper on my desk with all my handwritten logins/passwords.
4:14 pm on May 9, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Keepass [keepass.info]

I keep the "portable" version on a USB stick and take it everywhere with me and run it right from the USB, but there is a standard Windows install for it too.

We have instituted Keepass as SOP in our company, you can have multiple Keepass databases and we keep one accessible to all on our internal network. I could rave a bit about how awesome it is, but all you really need to know is it's open source (which means other developers have picked out all of the bugs and holes over time) and it will always be free. It's well worth any donation you'd want to offer.
3:07 pm on May 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

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TimmyMagic: It's true but lite version is really odd. You can't set a default login (I have different yahoo logins, if you have 8, and perhaps you use the number 7 listed as your favorite, you have to browse to reach the one). There are other important issues lite version don't have as right clicking on page to open context menu and login. At least in Firefox 12...

Keepas, I remember a try and I couldn't integrate it to browser... is a standalone application isnt' it? If so, I'm not interested, the beauty of the thing is to be there when you need it to fill form, login, or save quickly and efficiently.
Besides: what happen if someone picks up your pendrive? your passwords will be all compromised. How do you deal with that?
4:44 pm on May 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I remember a try and I couldn't integrate it to browser... is a standalone application isnt' it?


Why would you ever want to integrate it into a browser? The idea of security is to close as many avenues of attack as possible. I know they are all secure, but I'd never trust any data to "the Cloud."

the beauty of the thing is to be there when you need it to fill form, login, or save quickly and efficiently.


That's exactly what it does, and not just in web forms - I use it for SSH access, FTP, all sorts of non-browser apps. It's completely portable - wherever I am I can load the USB stick and run the program directly from the USB. You right-click on the entry, select "copy password" (or user name, whatever) and switch to the appropriate app, paste, done. A bonus: when you copy from Keepass you can see a progress bar moving. You have ten seconds (configurable if you need more time) to paste after which Keepass completely flushes it from the clipboard, making it even more difficult for malicious wares to steal data.

Besides: what happen if someone picks up your pendrive? your passwords will be all compromised. How do you deal with that?


You might want to give it a deeper try - all data stored in the .kdbx databases are encrypted. It's completely useless to anyone who accesses it without the master password to open the database. You now only have to ever remember one password, ever again - and it's the one to access your Keepass database (or, a few passwords if you maintain multiple databases.)

I manage literally thousands of passwords. I set them, and forget what they are minutes later. I just copy/paste from Keepass. It's the real deal.
 

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