02-24-2012 05:25 AM
Subject now wants me to use it exclusively versus using Norton's saved password + the Firefox onboard password store.
Absent a very good reason, I'm not wild about only using Norton. In the past, I've run into a few occasions either on a major upgrade or a yearly renewal where S managed to bungle the conversion/maintaining of the password store and I had to rely upon the Firefox store.
Further, whereas Firefox has always made it an easy task to backup the password store via extensions--S has generally made the process obtuse at best.
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02-24-2012 07:07 AM - edited 02-24-2012 07:10 AM
Actually, I have found the Norton products make it quite easy to save a backup of the Identity Safe data in the event the logins need to be restored.
With Norton 360v6 there are a few methods to backup your ID Safe data. Backing up this data is as important as backing up your other valuable files.
In both cases, you then have the option to select the backup location and add a password to the backup for additional security. My practice has been to save a local copy on the computer and also save a copy to an external drive.
With the 2012 product line you can now also chose to save your ID Safe Data to the cloud by using the 'Move Data Online' feature.
Since the backup data is encrypted, I have not found the need to use any other program to save my login information and restoring the data takes only a few clicks.
Hope that helps!
Norton 360 • Norton Internet Security • Norton Zone | XP SP3 • Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
• PLEASE, BACKUP or EXPORT your Identity Safe Data on a regular basis •
02-24-2012 07:17 AM
The information does help and I'll give a try.
With either v3, 4 or 5 I had used the export password feature only to find that S had not attached a restore ability. The restore, after visiting the forum for an explanation, turned out to be associated with 'another' form of backup. All of which was utterly dumb and I suspect corrected on a future version.
02-24-2012 07:33 AM - edited 02-24-2012 07:41 AM
I took a look at the variety of actions added to the v6 IS dropdown--they are numerous, welcome and about time ;-)
1. I presume that the DAT file implies that the data gets encrypted on the fly and de on the reverse whereas the CSV is handy for exporting to a spreadsheet?
2. The one negative that I can think of with the N passwords that's also the case with FF onboard passwords is a lack of portability. If, for example, you're on someone else's computer and need access you're out of luck unless you've signed up for one of the few 'cloud' password services that integrate with the browser (which I'm sort of loathe to do for security reasons).
P.S. I do not see a way to edit/change the backed up password location once initiated. Does this mean you'd have to delete the backup and create a new one with the changed password?