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#1 ccleveland

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:21 AM

Hi
Is it a good idea to keep my passwords and usernames on evernote? I have a bezillion of them.

#2 jefito

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:31 AM

I wouldn't, unless they were in an encrypted container. Please search the forum for 'security', and you'll find a ot of in-depth discussion/debate on the topic.
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#3 GrumpyMonkey

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:19 PM

if you do keep passwords in evernote, i would recommend encrypting them as well.
https://support.ever...es-Evernote-use

one way to increase the security beyond that offered by evernote is to put all of your passwords into a pdf, encrypt the pdf, and then upload it to evernote (a very simple process). if you are using adobe acrobat pro to do it, this will give you 256 bit aes (as i understand it, this is equivalent to what the government might use for top-secret documents).

#4 mdalves

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:32 PM

My advice is to use an appropriate tool, as LastPass.
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#5 evernote-fan

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 01:29 PM

I wouldn't save my passwords without encryption in Evernote. I use KeePass which is available on many devices. Just put the database into the cloud - I use HiDrive but you also can use Dropbox.

I don't trust in an online service that saves the passwords directly on their servers like LastPass. Last summer, there was a security problem. It is much more secure to encrypt on your own!

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#6 GrumpyMonkey

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 01:47 PM

I wouldn't save my passwords without encryption in Evernote. I use KeePass which is available on many devices. Just put the database into the cloud - I use HiDrive but you also can use Dropbox.

I don't trust in an online service that saves the passwords directly on their servers like LastPass. Last summer, there was a security problem. It is much more secure to encrypt on your own!


i am no expert, but as i understand it, the security problem may not have been a problem at all. so, i wouldn't worry about that. lastpass was merely being proactive. i think there are so many safeguards with it, you are pretty safe (as safe as any data can be on the cloud) with it.

#7 jbenson2

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 01:56 PM

Security Specialist Steve Gibson did an in-depth analysis of LastPass and spent an hour discussing the strengths of LastPass.
http://www.grc.com/sn/sn-256.htm





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