Limestone
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Limestone reviewed on 29 Sep 2010
I've come to like this software a lot after using it for a while. At first I was skeptical of storing my passwords online. But after listening to the Security Now podcast episode about Lastpass ( www.grc.com/securitynow #256 ) I now understand much better how it works. The passwords are stored in an encrypted file on Lastpass' servers, but your password isn't known to them. To authenticate you, they use a hash of your username and password combined, which can't be used by them or anyone breaking into their system to decrypt your passwords. They are very open about the way they handle security, and after listening to the aforementioned podcast I now very much trust their product.

Lastpass supports almost any browser and can import passwords from many different sources. For me, having my passwords available cross-browser, cross-system and cross-platform is why I like this product a lot. They have a solid implementation of security and there are many different options to customize it to your liking. They also support multifactor authentication. I only have to remember one password, and can use long convoluted and (most importantly) different passwords on websites, which I didn't always do in the past. Lastpass does a good job of remembering and managing them.

The free version is very complete, but I upgraded to premium anyway so I can use my yubikey to provide multifactor authentication and to protect against keyloggers. The premium version is a reasonable $12 for one year.
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