Password Security Catch-All Thread

PaladinTom wrote:

I've been "stuck" using LastPass for years now as it was the first one I tried. It works great overall, but I kinda hate its UI. I've considered trying to move to another solution but I don't have the will to go through all of that.

I just downloaded Bitwarden this week and transferred the LastPass info over there. I haven't completely switched over, but it appears to work almost identically to LastPass. The export / import operation to move my LastPass vault info to Bitwarden was super easy.

firesloth wrote:
PaladinTom wrote:

I've been "stuck" using LastPass for years now as it was the first one I tried. It works great overall, but I kinda hate its UI. I've considered trying to move to another solution but I don't have the will to go through all of that.

I just downloaded Bitwarden this week and transferred the LastPass info over there. I haven't completely switched over, but it appears to work almost identically to LastPass. The export / import operation to move my LastPass vault info to Bitwarden was super easy.

I was about to try Bitwarden, and went to check my LastPass subscription. Apparently it auto-renewed on... 24 August. I was so convinced it lasted until November! I cancelled the auto-renewal and suddenly have just shy of a year to test & roll out Bitwarden

dejanzie wrote:
firesloth wrote:
PaladinTom wrote:

I've been "stuck" using LastPass for years now as it was the first one I tried. It works great overall, but I kinda hate its UI. I've considered trying to move to another solution but I don't have the will to go through all of that.

I just downloaded Bitwarden this week and transferred the LastPass info over there. I haven't completely switched over, but it appears to work almost identically to LastPass. The export / import operation to move my LastPass vault info to Bitwarden was super easy.

I was about to try Bitwarden, and went to check my LastPass subscription. Apparently it auto-renewed on... 24 August. I was so convinced it lasted until November! I cancelled the auto-renewal and suddenly have just shy of a year to test & roll out Bitwarden :-)

What are the benefits of BitWarden? Does it work with iOS? That's a deal-breaker for me.

dejanzie wrote:

I was about to try Bitwarden, and went to check my LastPass subscription. Apparently it auto-renewed on... 24 August. I was so convinced it lasted until November! I cancelled the auto-renewal and suddenly have just shy of a year to test & roll out Bitwarden :-)

I was in a pretty similar situation: my subscription renewed in June. I hadn't heard of BitWarden at that time!

PaladinTom wrote:

What are the benefits of BitWarden? Does it work with iOS? That's a deal-breaker for me.

Even though I have 10 months left on my LastPass subscription, I wanted to look into this. I'm with you -- if it doesn't work with iOS, it's not an option. I just swapped my password app in the settings to BitWarden to try it out. It worked seamlessly for logging into a credit card app. So, all seems well on this front.

It looks like it fully supports iOS. I'll give it a go, althought I have no idea when my LastPass sub reups.

What's the reason to have a paid Bitwarden account? Seems like the free would work for me (Currently on free LastPass and while it seems ok, I don't mind change either)

Holy carp, BitWarden is great so far. Tested on iOS (hooray thumbprint!), macOS, Safari, Firefox and Windows! Simple and clean UI - just the way I like it.

I'll try porting over my LastPass vault over the weekend to see how it goes.

I've been slowly transitioning from LastPass to Bitwarden, although I think what I will ultimately do with Bitwarden is self-host it.

PaladinTom wrote:

Holy carp, BitWarden is great so far. Tested on iOS (hooray thumbprint!), macOS, Safari, Firefox and Windows! Simple and clean UI - just the way I like it.

I'll try porting over my LastPass vault over the weekend to see how it goes.

Export/Import was flawless. It retained all of my categories and folders from LastPass. I'm really impressed with this app.

I've had Bitwarden for a couple of years now. The only issue I had with the transition from LastPass was due to the LastPass export - some special character got encoded. But it didn't take long to find which ones and fix them. It's been great so far - only a few websites that don't autofill correctly. I haven't found a feature I wanted that wasn't available.

dewalist wrote:

I've had Bitwarden for a couple of years now. The only issue I had with the transition from LastPass was due to the LastPass export - some special character got encoded. But it didn't take long to find which ones and fix them. It's been great so far - only a few websites that don't autofill correctly. I haven't found a feature I wanted that wasn't available.

This is a known bug, and apparently installing the Pocket App (desktop app for LastPass) and using its .csv export function circumvents the bug.

dejanzie wrote:
dewalist wrote:

I've had Bitwarden for a couple of years now. The only issue I had with the transition from LastPass was due to the LastPass export - some special character got encoded. But it didn't take long to find which ones and fix them. It's been great so far - only a few websites that don't autofill correctly. I haven't found a feature I wanted that wasn't available.

This is a known bug, and apparently installing the Pocket App (desktop app for LastPass) and using its .csv export function circumvents the bug.

BitWarden documents it on their help page, which is nice. But I didn’t run into it. I checked that my passwords included & and <>, which were the offenders, and they did. Maybe LastPass has fixed its bug?

I'm all set up with BitWarden for the most part. I haven't turned on two-factor yet.

The next step is getting all of my other two-factor setups off of LastPass which will be a pain. I considered keeping it, because LastPass backs up the Authenticator app in case you lose your phone

Doing some searching I came across Authy. Anyone have experience with it? The thing I like is being able to use two devices instead of just one, although that seems like it would be another vector for attack.

Authy is great. Use Authy.

Today I switched to a self-hosted Bitwarden environment, and it's pretty great so far. I appreciate how easily the browser extensions and desktop apps allow you to switch to a self-hosted environment, and how transparent it is once it is done.