Passwords

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vhradice

27 Dec, 2018 02:11 PM

I have been reading seveal posts and a recommendation ocassionaly is to delete all online passwords and restart. This requires all passwords be reentered. I have multiple accounts with banks and financial institutions all with diferent password format specifications. I know that I should have a written list as backup for the accounts but I don't. Is there any way to print off or save to a file all of the accounts and the proper passwords? Having to re-enter all of the passwords is a true hassle especiaally if you don't have a list and try to guess the password. I am sure that there are others who would also like this. Another option would be to allow to delete one account's password only.

  1. 1 Posted by sth on 27 Dec, 2018 06:27 PM

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    I would hope such a feature is not implemented. It should be difficult (i.e. impossible) to recover a list of passwords from the software! Security first, convenience second.

    I think the security risks of such a feature are far worse than the inconvenience of either retrieving passwords or resetting them. In the future I have found that the software "Password Wallet" to function very well for storing securely all passwords and not in the standard web browser cache. (Mac OS Software http://www.selznick.com/products/passwordwallet/) Which is insecure IMHO.

    Lastly, I have only once in 8 years had to delete and reset my passwords. And that did not solve my problem so it did not have to be done at all. And to remove one password, try disabling online banking for that account. Then set it up again and it will ask for the password again.

    Not affiliated with Selznick software except as a satisfied long time user.
    -Scott

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