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Robo-form saves my day
A co-worker turned me on to Robo-Form, which I use to create/store/populate my password needs. It resides on my desktops at home and at work, and my passwords are in a file on my flash drive, which travels with me. Robo-Form allows me to enter my own passwords and it will save them, OR, it can generate a secure password and store it, so I never even have to know what it is. This works out great for me, as a programmer, since I can have secure passwords for every application, and I never have to remember any of them!
re:Robo-form saves my day
Absolutely! I have been using RoboForm for more than a year and it is the BEST. Use a flash drive! Use their flash drive resident program! Worth the money! Don't forget to back 'em up - RoboForm includes a (non-automatic) backup option, plus they offer a Palm OS module for viewing your files AND generating passwords.
The only other password program I used was Whisper32 which wasn't bad. I created separate files in the same way RoboForm lets you create separate profiles.
Does one have to use a flash drive with this? Couldn't you just remember the master password...or does it work some other way? Haven't used any before.
No you do not have to use a flash drive for this, you can install it resident on your computer. A flash drive just gives you the option of removing the data from your computer and taking it with you if you want to. Or to remove it when you have someone else using your computer and do not want to tempt them.
RoboForm Backup Tip
This one is a life saver!
One of the great features of RoboForm is the ability to state where you want your passwords saved. I simply changed the location to a subfolder of ''My Documents''. Now every time I log on or log off, my roaming profile backs up all the passwords to the server. All it takes is one hard drive failure to *LOVE* this rapid method of recovery. Be sure and remember your RoboForm password, just in case.
RoBo Form Simply the best
RoboForm saves my day ... it's amazing
I've had RoboForm for about 19 months or so and have loved it from the start. It puts me at ease to know that I only need to worry about changing one tough to break password rather than my couple hundred passwords that RoboForm keeps up with. I feel that piece of paper can get into the wrong hands faster than my thumb drive that is backed up on my PC.
Robo-form saves my day
Does one have to use Flash card to use this program?
MS Access will do the work. I write my own software and store user ID and passwords in a password protected Access database. That database password is the only one I need to remember. When logging in to a site or whatever I run my software to locate username and password. Then copy and paste will do the rest.
RoboForm on Pocket PC too
I also have RoboForm on my pocket PC. Wouldn't leave home without it.
Does Anyone Have an older Version of Roboform?
I just did a system recovery, and forgot to save my installer file for my free version of Roboform. It was version 5.2 -something. (Thankfully, I did save my passcards and identities.) Now, I have discovered that the older versions are no longer available for download from the website, nor anywhere else I can find. I really dislike the newer versions.
I did find someone who was incredibly generous enough to email me a copy of the program, only to find it was a version 4, and it didn't recognize the file format of my passcards to import them into the program. I could still manage with it if I could remember all the my passwords, but of course after using Roboform, one doesn't feel they need to remember them!
Does anyone have a version 5 of the program that they would be so kind as to send to me? I'm certain that any version 5 would recognize the format of my saved passcards. I'd be greatly indebted, probably for LIFE!
old version Roboform
Hi! I would be more than happy to help you. I have just went thru a 2 week problem with my Roboform. I deleted an old one, and updated BY MISTKE, only to have 10 passcards only to save. I have 4-1-6 and 4-6-8 BUT if you want the 5 something version you can get it by going to OldVersion.com. THAT WILL ONLY ALLOW YOU TO SAVE 10 PASSCARDS THO.
Let me know if you need an older one or you can do it like I did - do a search for "old version roboform" and all the old links can be found within the 1st 10 listings of web page links for that search.
Have a great Day - Robin from Toledo
PS - if you have time, please visit my site at
Old Version Roboform
Thank you, Robin from Toledo! You pointed me in the right direction to find and download Roboform 5.0.6 which uses the same format as my saved passcards. (Also, it appears I can save an unlimited number of passcards.) The various versions are posted at the OldVersion.com "Request" forum. Do a search for "Roboform" at that forum, Click on "Roboform", and scroll down to #5 posted on 09-18-2004, 12:25 PM.
Have a great day too, Robin!
RoboForm is, without a doubt, by far the BEST program I have ever installed. Do NOT know what I would do without it.
I just recently downloaded Roboform and so far it's great. But I also write down my very complicated passwords. I have, however, forsaken wearing suspenders and a belt.
Simply by using "Roboform"
I use SplashID to hold all of my many, many, many passwords.
for both Business and personal - SplashId.
variations on a theme
My base password is something that anyone who knew anything about my life could guess; I've been using that one for ages and a half. For things I don't care that much about, I'll just use that cause it's the easiest. For things that I wouldn't want hacked, though, I'll simply tack a couple extra letters somewhere. That way, I just need to remember those variations, but it'd still be pretty much impossible to brute-force any of those. But I only use a small handful of those variations, so *I* can still brute-force my own password if I forget. This way, too, if someone did get my password to something, they couldn't then access everything.
Of course, I also use Mozilla's Password Manager on my own computer, so if someone got my physical computer, that'd just suck.
I take this idea just a little further. I have multiple base passwords for different families of passwords (work, personal finances, freebie websites &c.) and append some word or number string based on the site. Generally I won't write down the really sensitive ones (or write down the stem on paper) but I set the computer to remember the throwaway logins.
So far I haven't forgotten any of the important ones because I force myself to type them in manually every time I login.
Password manager software (which one?)
Any Password Version 1.31
Keyring for Palm OS.
Keyring for PalmOS
Open source. Secure. Free. basic user interface. Backups to one or more PCs when Palm is synchronized. A secure reader is available for Windows.
I keep all my important info on in the Keyring secure archive on my Palm. Since my palm is grafted onto my hip I have all my passwords in one place. Readily available.
Keeping passwords electronically
I do "keep" my passwords on my PC, but only in a form that will jog my memory and not actually give the password away. For example, I might just type the first letter of an unusual password and then type special characters indicating the approximate length of the password.
I use "Crunch" encrypt/decrypter on a text file for ea. acct
I store an encrypted text file, named for every new account that I open. The CRUNCH program (freeware easily found) encrypts the textfile and simply adds .xxx to the *.txt file name, so you still see the file name. Only I know the KEY word stored only in my head. For some reason, I don't trust password-manager programs because I cannot believe the creators don't have a backdoor into them.
How to remember a difficult password
To create what I consider to be a difficult password to break, I memorise a little ditty eg."Twinkle twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are." I then use the first character of each word for my password- wherever an "I" appears, I use a 1 and wherever a "you" appears, I use a U and an r for "are". So the above will be "ttlsh1wwur". Another example would be a verse from the Bible. e.g. the first line of the Lord's prayer "ofwa1hhbtn". Or a line from a favourite poem or shakespeare. Passwords like these are hard to guess, but easy for the owner to remember.
I use Whisper which is password protected and also keep a copy of the latest whisper file together with the whisper software on a floppy disk (remember those) in case I have a system crash
I use Flex-Wallet
I use this program on my desktop and on my iPAQ.
I have Norton Password Manager but don't use it much
Using Norton Password Manager because it was free, but...
... I don't recommend it. I got this program free when I bought Norton Internet Security. While it works fine on my laptop, it's been nothing but trouble on my desktop. It works fine for a few weeks, then the installation manager starts trying to install the software - but it's already installed. I try to cancel the installation, but it keeps restarting and restarting and restarting ... and gives me an error message saying it can't be installed because some component is missing. I have to reboot, uninstall the software, and reboot to make it stop. I've tried downloading the latest version and reinstalling a few times, only to have this problem arise again a few weeks later. So, it's now uninstalled permanently, and I've written down my passwords on an index card and taped it to my monitor (which is okay because I live alone).
Sorry, I should have said Whisper 32, a Google search for this gives me www.ivory.org/whisper.html.
I keep my passwords in Cryptinfo on my Palm (and PC). I create them with numbers, upper and lower case and special characters (if allowed). I also create a new email address for each registration using spamex.
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