Rethinking passwords and their keepers

Kathleen Atkins

When Lounge member DavidToronto aired his reservations about password managers in the Security & Scam forum, he launched a discussion about security that went well beyond how one uses a particular tool.

The ensuing conversation covered practical matters — and some philosophical ground, too.

The following links are this week’s most interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions for which you might have answers:

Office Applications    
General Productivity Macro for search-and-replace
Word Processing Opening corrupt document
Spreadsheets Unable to determine download link
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Databases Adding error message or capturing default error message code
Visual Basic for Apps Copying Excel data to Word
Microsoft Outlook Tools for troubleshooting Outlook lockups?
Non-Outlook E-mail Can’t install Windows Live Mail
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Other MS Apps Sign-ins, aliases, and OneDrive
Windows
General Windows Suggest Computing 101 topics?
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Windows 8 Clipboard stuck on Paste command
Windows 7 Windows Security Update KB 2840149 broke desktop
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Windows Vista Need Vista Home Premium x64 SP2 installation DVD or ISO
Windows XP Win7 and Win8 Upgrade Advisor failure
Windows Servers Two Exchange servers under AD? Need help urgently
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Internet/Connectivity
Internet Explorer IE 11 (for Win7) no longer “remembers” homepage sign-in
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Third-Party Browsers Java in Firefox
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Networking Mirror laptop to smart TV
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Social Media Skype permanently online?
Other Technologies
Security & Scams Password managers can let you down
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Maintenance Storing system image of C: drive to other PC’s C: drive
Hardware Laptop won’t boot with second drive
Graphics/Multimedia LightScribe drive not recognized
Other Applications µTorrent blocked on Win8.1

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starred posts: particularly useful

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Kathleen Atkins

About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.