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Best Password Vault
I'll be switching from the 3G iPhone to the HTC Evo on 6/4 and Android is a new beast for me. I have searched for password vault programs (AndroLib), and there are quite a few of them, but I would appreciate feedback on the better ones. I'm not limited to free apps either.
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I've been investigating a wallet type app as well. As others have mentioned, Keepass (can be used somewhat easily with online services like Dropbox for syncing), OISafe (device only I think), Keeper ($30 with desktop component), and B-Folders ($30 with desktop component). I'm leaning towards B-Folders. I'm still not crazy about a cloud solution like Keepass/Dropbox (or LastPass for that matter), and B-Folders has been working quite well with its cross platform desktop solutions (Linux!) and 5 device "recommended" limit per license. It fits best with my ideal setup (no cloud, but cross platform sync). Keeper has a 2 desktop max I believe; others no real limit since they are free and/or open source.--
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- 06-19-2010, 05:59 PM #8
The B-Folder folks apparently believe they hold the wisdom of what kind of data should be stored for a particular record type. For example, there's a login record, where I can enter a URL, UID and password. And there's a credit card record type where I can enter card #, expiration date, name on card, etc. But not the card vendor's website and login information for that website.
Similarly, there's a bookmark record type, that accepts URL and a title, but not login information, and a contact record type that allows only 1 email address, no website information, and a total of only 3 phone numbers (cell, work, home).
The only way around these very rigid limitations on data entry is to stick stuff in the "notes" field or each record type, which works, but is far from convenient or ideal.
What planet are these people living on? They may be great security people, and great programmers, but they've got no clue about the real world or UI design.
- 06-19-2010, 06:11 PM #9
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I vote for Keepass also. love the way it puts notifications in the notification bar so you can easily copy paste username and password into another app. and the latest version can read keepass v2 files. I just add new passwords on the PC and send the file via bluetooth the the droid.
- 06-19-2010, 06:16 PM #10
i use a password protected MS Word File with Strong Encryption and Documents To Go. the beauty is you can open this file on any device in the world with MS Word or Docs To Go. Docs To Go 3.0 coming soon will support Office 2007 Super Strong Encryption/Password.
i like the free-flow format and the open standard of an MS Word File. i don't like some mom and pop locked proprietary closed format. and MS Word and Docs To Go is free if you already have it.
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- 06-20-2010, 01:39 PM #12
Not sure I'd call MS Word truly "open," and with the Super Strong encryption you'll need any computer on which you open the file to have Office 2007, but those are relatively minor issues.
- 06-20-2010, 03:52 PM #13
1. Do you know what MS uses for Strong Encryption with MS word?
Microsoft Office 2007 uses 128 bit AES for password encryption. In 2003, the US Government announced that the AES encryption algorithm may be used for classified information. This is specified in The National Policy on the use of the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) to Protect National Security Systems and National Security Information (CNSSP-15).
2. The nice thing about B-Folders is the easy synchronization between copies on different computers, which you'd have to handle manually with MS Word.
i use -
AndFTP for Android
Filezilla for PC
3. Do you know if the free version of Docs To Go will allow you to read the encrypted files?
No. you need the paid version for $14.99. worth every penny IMO.
4. Not sure I'd call MS Word truly "open," and with the Super Strong encryption you'll need any computer on which you open the file to have Office 2007, but those are relatively minor issues.
it's "open" in the sense that multiple Non-Microsoft applications can create, edit, and open MS Word docs ex. Docs To Go. MS Word is an open standard and the application and formats will endure for the foreseeable future and is a known trusted provider. good luck with "Mom & Pop's Password Safe" and the closed proprietary format they use. get it?
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- 06-20-2010, 05:24 PM #15
fyi - here is how i set up my simple free flow encrypted password protected MS Word Document. you can use "DATA" as the file name or whatever you like. i'd keep it vauge so as to not make it a target. the rest are the headings for each category. within each category is a simple sentence for each vendor containing the applicable information - vendor name, account #, PIN, username, password, telephone number, etc. each vendor has a single line. use the CAPITAL LETTER headings for each category to make them easy to find and to keep organized. enjoy.
DEBIT AND CREDIT CARDS
CHECKING AND SAVINGS ACCOUNTS
RETAILERS AND SERVICES
AIRLINES AND TRAINS
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I don't have my Android phone yet, but I've been happily using SplashID, from Spashdata on the iPhone for about 2 years. They just released v 5.3 of SplashID for Android.
The program also has a mated PC version (not sure if there is an Apple version), which easily synchronizes with the phone, and backups can easily be done on the PC. Data is encrypted, so their is minimal risk of exposure.
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I use SecForms. It has built in templates, and you can customize and add or remove fields to your liking to accommodate certain information you want to include. It reminds me of SPB Wallet from Windows Mobile. They also have a desktop app which is free, unless you want to use the WiFi transfer sync. Then it's $20, which is cheaper than both Keeper and B-Folders.
- 06-28-2010, 08:14 AM #24
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I have tried eWallet and Splashid. I am converting from Turbopassword and have about 300 records in it. Therefor, I would like to be able to convert the data to the new password vault. eWallet does a pretty good job of conversion. I have been trying to get Splashid to convert, but unsuccessfully. Any ideas for conversion, or other vaults that will convert?
- 06-29-2010, 03:23 PM #25