Random reminder to use a password manager if you aren't already! It'll help you stay safe online by using long, unique passwords for each service you use.

While LastPass or 1Password are great choices, I prefer KeePassXC

Official site: keepassxc.org/

Official quick-start guide: keepassxc.org/quickstart/

My getting-started guide: sts10.github.io/2017/06/27/kee

@sproid yep, I've definitely been keeping an eye on them. I was kind of waiting for an audit to be completed, which may be soon? Do you use it?

@schlink Yes. I moved from . I found the sharing feature really handy and it syncs without needing or , so I don't worry about 3rd party service for synchronization.

@sproid right-- easier syncing + easier access on mobile is a big pro for me.

But I think I'm hung-up on the (at least theoretical) loss of security by moving from offline (KeePass) to any online manager... (I know I technically could self-host bitwarden but it looks too intense for me)


@schlink I think that when a program is really secure like a password managers, the vulnerabilities and stealing/hacking happens at the service server side, or the browser, or the OS, or a virus in your system, or an extension/plugin/add-on. So IMO trying to make it all offline might as well not use the Internet at all.

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@sproid fair.

fwiw I use KeePassXC and I purposefully do not use any browser extensions. Instead I use XC's AutoType feature most of the time, though the disadvantage there is that it would happily autofills credentials on halfway decent phishing pages.

I like your all-one-system-is-better theory though. Can you speak to bitwarden's support of Linux desktop?

@schlink mostly use the browser extension on Vivaldi browser but the desktop app is written using Electron and Angular and some have a problem with that.

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