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Sep 21, 2013 4:15AM PDT

I am thinking of getting a PASSWORD MANAGER. How secure are they?

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Not very.
Sep 21, 2013 4:33AM PDT

Now instead of compromising one password you have a central place that holds them all.

And it's a sure thing you want this to be OPEN SOURCE such as so that you won't install some app written by bad people or the NSA.

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In addition
Sep 21, 2013 8:35AM PDT

In addition to what Bob said, it also depends on how strong the encryption used by the password management program is to store your passwords. Some might not use any while others are up to the level of what government agencies are (supposed to be) using. It will be a program by program situation.