The latest Chrome build features a built-in password generator

By Justin Kahn ยท 10 replies
Sep 8, 2014
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  1. Google looks as though it is gearing up to take on third party password managers like 1Password, Dashlane and LastPass. In the latest version of its Chrome Canary build, the company has added a handy password generator integrated directly into...

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,664   +1,949

    If your web browser got this dumb and lazy to use it, it is a degenerator :)
    baN893 likes this.
  3. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,890   +1,224

    The irony of course, is that in order to remember all those strong and unique passwords, the only option is to write them all down.

    Either that or just accept that you'll only be able to log into website from the PC where the passwords are saved.
  4. Egon Spengler

    Egon Spengler TS Rookie Posts: 19

    I keep my KeePass database in the cloud...along with my naked selfies.
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2014
  5. SalaSSin

    SalaSSin TS Booster Posts: 149   +58

    Probably being paranoid, but what if they put a flaw in the hashing algorithm on purpose? I'll stick to my solution.
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Oh man. I hate to do this since you are one of the few people that push back on all the Apple hate around here, but.. Safari suggests passwords for you when you are creating an account somewhere.
  7. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,664   +1,949

    Apple users have the right to be dumber than PC, they pay premium for it ;) I personally live right in the middle between the two, it can be confusing :)
  8. Jim$ter

    Jim$ter TS Booster Posts: 158   +32

    Love Lastpass. Don't know how I ever survived without it before. Now if I hear of a breach somewhere its like no big deal at all. Good to hear Chrome is starting to make a password manager. I'm surprised none of the browsers have this. If they do its very weak security and not synced between your desktops.
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  9. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,310   +651

    Same here...I hear of a breach, I just let lastpass create a new one for the site.
    Jim$ter likes this.
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,005   +2,532

    The simple fact of the matter is, you're better off making up your own passwords, writing them down, and keeping them in your home safe. Try thinking "outside the cloud" for a change.

    And that's no matter which browser or OS you're using.
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2014
  11. In reply to SalaSSin, you are not being paranoid, this is why the NSA is pushing, they want you to think that being over protective around privacy matters is being paranoid and it seems that they are succeeding.

    I don't blame you for thinking so. Similarly, it is thought that random generators used in encryption software are flawed with backdoors, so stick to YOUR methods and don't trust anyone.
    cliffordcooley likes this.

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