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Giveaway of the day — Steganos Password Manager 20

Create and manage strong passwords!
$24.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 50 (81%) 12 (19%) 31 comments

Steganos Password Manager 20 was available as a giveaway on July 8, 2020!

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Passwords are the keys to your digital life and the variety and quality of your personal passwords is crucial for online security. Trying to think up more and more passwords for your growing number of online accounts – and trying to remember them all – is virtually impossible.

Steganos Password Manager 20 provides a comfortable solution: it generates extremely strong passwords, automatically inserts them on websites and remembers them so you don’t have to. You only have to remember one password!

System Requirements:

Windows 7/ 8/ 10 (x32/x64); min. 1 GB RAM; 200MB available disk space; Internet connection

Publisher:

Steganos GmbH

Homepage:

https://www.steganos.com/en/steganos-password-manager-20

File Size:

17.1 MB

Licence details:

Lifetime

Price:

$24.95

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#13

A notebook, a pen and a vault is all i need.
These cloud systems (can suffer outages) and software can be hacked, if not now, but in the future.
Not everything is bullet proof!
I know where mine are. No-one else, only me!

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#12

An easier alternative could be to encrypt a text file with all your passwords using Glary Utilities and choosing the autoexec decrypt option.
But I prefer not to store all my passwords in a password manager. If someone manages to hack your main password it will have access to all your passwords.
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Reply   |   Comment by Steve  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

Isn't that dangerous to keep all you pwd in a major manager program, then this very program is cracked?

Reply   |   Comment by Will  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

Ok, I'm confused with GOTD. Back in October you had Steganos Password Manager 21 as a GOTD. Now you are reverting backwards to Steganos Password Manager 20??
I appreciate the effort, but..did something happen to revert backwards?

Reply   |   Comment by DJ  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

DJ, Nice catch! And this version was offered as a competition here back in October 8, 2018 ... when I go the giveaways product home page listed as https://www.steganos.com/en/steganos-password-manager-20

it imediatly redirects to:

https://www.steganos.com/en/products/steganos-password-manager-21

Actually it turns out that version 21 was NOT offered as a giveaway either but as a competition too. So THIS is an actual giveaway of the day of this product. The most recent prior actual giveaway of this was:

"Steganos Password Manager 18 was available as a giveaway on December 22, 2017!"

So this is a giveaway of an old version they no longer sell, trying to tempt us to buy the currently sold version 21.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

I looked on the web site but could not find an answer to this:

From which currently available password managers can this import data?

Reply   |   Comment by dd  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#8

I use my computer for business. I have triple redundancy on different computers plus Carbonite. I memorize my passwords. I have a nice twisted one I use for pretty much everything. Every 6 months I change it to something else twisted. Works for me.

Reply   |   Comment by Elaine LaBorde  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)

Hi Elaine. Yes, it will work for you...until it doesn't. Using a "nice twisted" password for every login is begging for trouble.

I haven't used Steganos; I use Bitwarden. I promise you, once you use a password manager, you won't go back. The security is much better and it allows you to automatically log in (Bitwarden does, anyway). And all you have to remember is one password to unlock all of your passwords.

Reply   |   Comment by Reynaldo  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hi Reynaldo, thanks for responding. I totally agree with your viewpoint. I'm just old school because, well, I'm old. My method has worked for me since 1975, so it has it's merits. I'd like to try a manager, again, because I'm old, and I'm just starting to suffer from CRS. I'll take a look at Bitwarden. Thanks for the suggestion.

Reply   |   Comment by Elaine LaBorde  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Hi Elaine. Bitwarden is available as an extension on some browsers. I know it's available for Firefox and Chrome. Unsure about any others. Best of luck!

Reply   |   Comment by Reynaldo  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

Can anyone tell me how this compares to LastPass? LastPass is available for free, downloadable for multiple platforms, and is web based so if your computer crashes can be downloaded again and reinstalled. Also passwords available by logging into site from any computer whether they have app installed or not. What advantage would this program give?

Reply   |   Comment by LDW  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

LDW,

Isn't Lastpass nearly abandonware? I know they were hacked a few years ago, and the activity on their support forums is non-existent. I haven't seen a reply from LP to a post there for a while.

I can't answer your question, I don't know this program, but I'd suggest looking in to BitWarden. It's free, open source, and works across browsers and phones. And customer service is responsive.

Reply   |   Comment by J  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

J,

I moved from LastPass to BitWarden a few years ago. I love BitWarden.

Reply   |   Comment by Reynaldo  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

J, some of the comments are from 2018 no updates since March that year so its like you said " abandoned

Reply   |   Comment by Richard Tschernjawski  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#6

Thanks. Got it. Only nag is that on Windows 10 x64 Pro the text in prg is often crowded making hard to make out a second line of text in places. Can't resize the running app. Won't be my first choice. LastPass still my #1.
This one does tie into some separate applications if so choose.

Reply   |   Comment by beergas  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#5

I never allow my passwords to be encrypted, there are many reasons for it, but it is not my point here. The best way to protect your passwords are in a file that sits in an encrypted vault on a USB drive, this way the passwords are always accessible from any place I go and in many computers and tablets I use and I have many copies of it on different USB sticks. Also, create your own passwords and remember the ones you use the most. Random generated passwords are not much secure than your own typed passwords. Use upper and lower case letters at random places in the password and special characters at the front and the end of the passwords, that is very hard to crack.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#4

This is a genuine question based on my recent computer experience and being not very technical:

What happens if, for example, I suffer a hard disk failure and have to get a new computer?

Would all my passwords then become lost?

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Mike,
You should ALWAYS have backups of your data; even better, backups of your system as well.
Password managers store the passwords in encrypted form; they should be included in your data backups.
Then if disaster strikes, you can copy the backups to a new hard drive or new computer, and be up and going in 10-30 minutes.

Reply   |   Comment by Bruce  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Thanks Bruce,

I did keep copies of quite a bit in the cloud and some programs on a stick.

The problem I've found, is that some programs (games, for example) won't now run on the new computer when downloaded from the stick.

I'm led to believe that licences don't always carry forward, the non-tech bit of me doesn't quite get why.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Mike,
I think, it has less with the licenses to do (but I could be wrong, as well...). Programs (among them games) can install/write their data into various folders at the same time (ProgramData, AppData, etc.)... So you would have to copy all of them and later restore them...

Not to mention, most of them will not work if they miss the keys in the Windows Registry...

Personally, I only backup game saves (if not saved already into some cloud, like Steam does) and just reinstall the game...

Reply   |   Comment by Black Seraph  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Mike, i have had to reinstall windows soooo many times before and lost all my licenses and data.but then i got so sick of having to reinstall all my programmes and software again too most of which the licenses where lost i decided its time to stop being lazy and backing things up. trying numerous ways i then found that the best in my honest opinion was to create a system image on a seperate hard disk.but it will be good to not only have a disk drive with enough space but also with extra space for future reference.a system image will not only restore your windows but it will restore all your apps,software,games and even licenses for the softwares or whatever.so u wont have the tedious task of reinstalling them all,not only that but i found out somthing else too which is what i like most about a system image backup. lets say i buy a new motherboard or cpu install it or those usually if i connect my hard disk the load windows my license would be invalid hence more hassle. but if i just go to bootup recovery and reinstall my system image backup even if there is nothing wrong after it finishes and i boot into windows my license is still active and valid so much less fuss or and hassle all around hope this was of some help to anyone that reads it.

Reply   |   Comment by lee thompson  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Thanks Lee and Black Seraph,

I will take note of what you say.
Also, yes - laziness is an issue.

Of course another problem for me was that I was previously on Windows 7 and had to get Windows 10.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Mike, licenses can be tied to any number of details of the current hardware configuration like BIOS serial number or hard drive serial number or processor ident or other hardware specifications hashed in some way to produce a hardware thumbprint that the license may be tied to. Even some of the giveaways use a similar system. AVG Free also used to do the same for thier Free license! Migrating a hard drive to a new but compatible motherboard would invariably result in AVG free becoming unlicensed and it had to be re-installed to generate a fresh free license key.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#3

Will it store passwords in the cloud so I can access them from any device anywhere?

Reply   |   Comment by Roy Bazylewicz  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Roy Bazylewicz, LastPass does.

Reply   |   Comment by Rick  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Roy Bazylewicz,
Roboform has a cloud based version, Roboform Everywhere, and one that is not. I have used both for 10 years and opted for the cloud version. Awesome app.

Reply   |   Comment by Al  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#2

System requirements

Microsoft® Windows® 10, 8 or 7: min. 1 GB RAM (32 & 64 Bit)
200MB available disk space, Internet connection
Steganos Mobile Privacy iOS and Android apps are available for free on the App Store and on Google Play.

Reply   |   Comment by David Wellman  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#1

Passwords across websites should be unique. There are many data breaches, and its common for usernames/passwords to be tried on different sites. So 'getYourApplesHere.com' gets hacked, so someone will try those usernames and passwords on Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. Always use unique passwords.
The best recommendation for passwords is a colour, adjective and animal. For some sites that want special characters and numbers, you can throw in a dash and a number between 200 and 900, so redSmilingCamel-562. Thats 19 characters, and easy to remember. fdhgjeyehskslfdhf might be secure, but its hard to remember. As is r$dSm1123i&%nCam3l, etc. Keep it simple but secure. This doesn't work for all websites, as some limit to 12 characters, etc.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)

Chris,
Re: "That's 19 characters, and easy to remember."
That's true... if you have only five passwords to remember. After that, one goes, "Was that a blue dolphin and pink giraffe, or was it a blue giraffe?"
Most people have FAR more than just five passwords to remember. That's why these password managers are so valuable.

Reply   |   Comment by Bruce  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+29)

Bruce, yes, but ... good grief. There is only so much I can explain in a small box. I wasn't implying you only remember 5 passwords. But if you've written down a password or got it stored somewhere, its easier to remember 'happyBlueDolphin' than a series of random characters and symbols.
Password managers are excellent, but sometimes, you have to log into Asda on an app that won't work with your password manager, or a work account that you have to use with four people. Better to tell them 'happyBlueDolphin' than 'dollar ampersand capital H lowercase i five two dash capital Y' etc, etc.
Sorry for not explaining in an essay...

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Chris, Quite right pass phrases like yours was way more secure than the long string of random lower case characters since you included upper and lower case, special characters and numbers. There are many possible pass phrase schemes that permit memorable unique strong passphrases for each site and to be honest describing such schemes in detail in open comments sections is very unwise since any malicious actor can be using a web spider to crawl the open web for password discussions to get clues on new modified dictionary attacks on what may be a recommeded new pass phrase construction method.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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