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I am looking for a password manager to keep track of the plethora of work and personal passwords I have.

Requirements:

  1. Windows Compatible (7)
  2. Remotely accessible from my android device (HTC1)
  3. Very Secure. I want to use it for Banking and my Work System passwords (I don't know much about security if anyone can elaborate/suggest an expected standard for me)
  4. Cost is relevant, <100 USD, preferably one time but annually would be fine as well. Cost is secondary to security and functionality, so do not hold back a recommendation for cost concerns.
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So I'll recommend LastPass. It meets all of your needs:

  • Windows Compatible (7): Yes. Cross-platform (Windows, Mac & Linux) and cross-browser compatible (all 5 common browsers)!
  • Remotely accessible from my android device (HTC1): Premium version only AFAIK (haven't used it on any remote devices). (there are apps for all the major smart phone OSes)
  • Very Secure. I want to use it for Banking and my Work System passwords (I don't know much about security if anyone can elaborate/suggest an expected standard for me): Lastpass is very secure; of course generally it is only as secure as your master password. However you can enable multi-factor authentication (might need premium I can't remember - since I don't have cell signal usually I haven't bothered to set that up for anything despite the benefits).
  • Cost is relevant, <100 USD, preferably one time but annually would be fine as well. Cost is secondary to security and functionality, so do not hold back a recommendation for cost concerns. Free version available. Premium version is well within your price range - $12/year.

Lastpass is also more than just a password app; you can securely (ie encryptedly) store important documents and notes and credit card/address details as well.

  • Do you know if you can set up multiple users with a single premium licence? I do like the answer but I was sorta hoping to get more than one. Ill accept if I dont see anything in a few more days. – James Mar 25 '14 at 13:41
  • I'm not sure. (don't have it installed right now - I strongly recommend password apps but I don't generally use them; tried it out quite a while ago but I'm bad, but I can remember my passwords pretty well.) – Nick Wilde Mar 25 '14 at 19:59
  • I suppose at 12 bucks a month I can always splurge on two accounts if need be. :) – James Mar 25 '14 at 20:02
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    true. also $12/ year so even easier. – Nick Wilde Mar 25 '14 at 21:18
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I would recommend KeePass. (Preferably KeePass 2)

  • free
  • open source (contrary to LastPass which has propriterary code)
  • multiplatform (check downloads section to see unofficial ports to various platforms. In another answer can be found some additional info on Linux and Android ports.)
  • it can store any type of sensitive information including files (private keys etc.)
  • it can synchronize with database on another server, but you have to develop the connection yourself (e.g. set up a VPN)

When keeping passwords I would NOT go with proprietary software – I don't trust anyone in this matter.

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