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    Persistent Cookie Best Practices

    I just want to see if I'm being overly paranoid.

    On bank, etc. websites I never click the Remember Me checkbox when is asks the security questions. I use StickyPassword and copy the (mangled) answer from its site management page for the login screen. I do not trust cookies to be secure and never use them. Am I being overly sensitive?

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    "A little paranoia never hurt you." <G>

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    I think your sig line is well justified in the situations you are describing: a bit of paranoia won't hurt you at all. I never have my browsers record passwords inserted for sites like banking, paypal, or similar.
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    Whatever makes you comfortable. I use a password manager when I access banking accounts. Very few if any banks will store information in cookies any more. I'm surprised yours has a remember me option. None of my financial sites have that option and have User ID and Password on separate web pages.

    Jerry

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    you can never be too paranoid

    only too gullible or too careless or too naive

    they are out to get you
    you need to protect yourself

    i do not use our banks online services
    as their security does not meet my standards

    Quote Originally Posted by JimRoberts View Post
    I just want to see if I'm being overly paranoid.

    On bank, etc. websites I never click the Remember Me checkbox when is asks the security questions. I use StickyPassword and copy the (mangled) answer from its site management page for the login screen. I do not trust cookies to be secure and never use them. Am I being overly sensitive?

    Thanks,
    Jim

    "A little paranoia never hurt you." <G>

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