Entering Passwords Physically and Programmatically?

Boris_yo

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Hello,

I am paranoid a bit when entering passwords online because I think that there might be sitting a keylogger on my PC despite Windows Defender saying all is good.
What gives me peace of mind is alternation between physical keyboard typing and using built-in Windows On-screen Keyboard so I split entire password between those
thinking it will be harder for keyloggers to discover entire password.

To clarify; majority of passwords sit behind main password so that's the one I use combine keyboard and on-screen keyboard with.

Is this a good method?
 

MrGuvernment

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Curious why you think there is a keylogger in the first place?

What are you doing online that makes you think you got infected or hacked?

I have been using an offline password manager, keepass for as long as I can remember, and not had a single account compromised stored in it.
 

bigstusexy

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hardware token
Yep!
I was thinking at the same time that if you're using a newer windows then you might be able to use windows hello, but I don't know if anything but windows hello for business works. No idea about a personal version and it required a TPM
 

Machupo

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I use a yubikey on my devices, but still nuke it from orbit from time to time
 

MrGuvernment

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I use Bitwarden. Any risk?


What do you mean and why do you need to go to orbit to nuke it?
Havent used BitWarden myself so can not say.

Nuke it from orbit - as in clean complete format, and start from scratch, always nice to have a clean fresh OS install now and then to start from scratch.
 

Boris_yo

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It's a phrase from the movie Aliens "Nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure." and as MrGuvernment described, it refers to a clean format from a known-good backup image.

Thought MrGuvernment is a character in a movie from government that nuked entire city in AVP2...
 

Nobu

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plot-twist: boris_yo is a bot that compromized boris_yo's account and is pretending to try to secure his account so nobody suspects him!

I just use lastpass/keypass and copy/paste passwords, then clear the clipboard. Probably not a complete solution, as anything monitoring the clipboard could grab passwords, but it's enough for me.
 
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