At the moment I keep a folder (well, more than one) with details like
online access passwords and security questions for various accounts.
Passwords kept with all the other paper work for the account.
Recently I unexpectedly needed some details whilst away from home, so the
I am planning now to record the details on portable media for future
proofing. This also allows random answers to obvious questions like
mother's maiden name, first school etc.
I know you can get password managers which can sync between devices but
this places a lot of trust in a remote service, and LastPass has had some
bad press recently.
Assuming that I don't necessarily want automatic generation of long random
passwords and then pasting of them into web browser fields is there any
reason not to use a flat file (or simple spreadsheet) to record all the
details then use a free encryption package to secure them?
Probably stored on a USB stick.
The main platform would be Windows < 10 but Android support would be a
The solution should work on the home desktops and the travelling laptops,
so not tied to one PC.
This would also assist in a long overdue upgrade in general security.
Any recommendations most welcome.
AMD FX-6300 in GA-990X-Gaming SLI-CF running Windows 7 Pro x64