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from: Longevity Explorers | Sequoias SF, SF Village

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Explorer Steve believes that all passwords should be protected, and welcomes the entry of two-stage authentication for password protected sites by use of email or text messaging.

The group discusses various methods of keeping track of passwords, since we live in an environment when using one username and password for multiple sites is risky. (Hackers take one exposed password then test all of your sites with it.) The dynamics of the discussion include:

  • Save passwords on paper? Where to hide it? 
  • Offline devices such as flash drives also must be secured, and do not work with phones.
  • Browsers keep passwords (but in the cloud - where they can be hacked). 
  • Wanted - Easy access, but where no one else can get to it.
  • Don't leave passwords on your computer.

The discussion ranges around how members manage passwords, and several available programs are discussed:

  • Roboform 
  • Google 
  • Dashlane
  • Onepass
  • Robopass
  • Last Pass 
  • Splash ID (No cloud connection) 

To wrap up the discussion, a member reminds the group that intrusions can happen at any time, and to be sure to monitor bank accounts frequently to check for fraudulent activity. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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