i cant remember my passwords for anything. if i used a password manager id forget the master password for that, and then i wouldnt be able to log into anything ever again. i dont even remember my password for mastodon. every time i log in in a new place i have to reset the password. how the fuck am i supposed to be secure. should i use one of those usb token key things that you put on your keyring? ive never lost my keys before but i bet it'd happen immediately as soon as i got one of those

i wish i never had to "log in" to anything ever again. its so stressful. maybe i should delete all of my accounts on everything. that way i wouldn't have to feel that sense of stress anymore. i wouldnt be able to receive emails or post these toots anymore though. but maybe thats a fair price to pay, to not have to "log in" ever again. i wish i never had to do it. ever again. y'know i wish i'd never have to "log in" to anything ever again, y'know. thats how im feelin. thats about how im feelin

its fucked up how you have to prove that you are yourself. thats one of the worst things about modern technology. you have to prove that you are yourself!!! just to use it!!! you have to fucking PROVE WHO YOU ARE. fucking hell. in no way do i EVER feel like i've got the emotional energy to do that, even to myself, let alone to a machine! jesus christ!! holy shit!! what the fuck!!! prove who you are??? PROVE yourself??? god what is this, is this some kind of dystopian thunderdome experience

why can't i just be me. why do i have to prove who i am to a machine

computer: whats your username

me: does it matter??? DOES IT MATTER?????

@jk well *I* have to log in so you know i wrote this.

Okey, unless the server, or me, is hacked...

The USB verifier thing is a good idea. Not sure how much support among regular websites..

@jk this is the login dome... one man enters... one man leaves

@jk that, and what sort of evil bastard is SECRETLY PLOTTING to help me apply for jobs? And if they're out there, do they have a Ko-Fi or something where I can throw them some money to say thanks?

@jk Not only that but you have to do it every day. Yes, I am the same person I was yesterday.

@jk you could tell me your passwords and then just ask me when you forget. i promise i'm secure.


there's an app you can get that just takes the website name and gives you a password for it

I bet you could get your username from it the same way, and thus be completely secure and only need the website name

and then they'll go and rebrand, probably, ruining it

@jk like, if this isn't just a shitpost, i gotta say you probably won't feel this way if you actually *used* a password manager. my master password isn't that complex, and it's something that's like, a part of me at this point, so i don't have to remember it. and as a bonus i don't have to remember anything else! i have 155 accounts in there and no idea what any of them are, i just go to a site and click the lil icon and it autofills my username and password for me! that's all! it's great!

@jk btw i use enpass. it's free on desktop win/mac/linux, it's $10 one-time payment on mobile ios/android but also free on mobile if you have less than 20 accounts. it's not Libre but i don't care because i'm not ideological about it, it's more convenient than keep ass

@jk oh and you can also use it to do 2FA with TOTP so you get those 6-digit codes from inside the app on any of ur devices, instead of having it sent over insecure sms where you have to go find where you put your phone, and anyone can steal your phone or your sim or just call up your phone company and convince them you lost your sim

@jk just about the only thing i wish it did was to autofill my TOTP after autofilling my username and password

like, you're halfway there to a 1-2 click login, it'd be really cool to do the other half for me as well

@trwnh what if i lose my computer or something. can i back up the password manager's database? can i sync it onto multiple computers? wouldn't i need to back it up every time i added/changed one of the passwords. it just feels like something that saves time and makes me feel more secure but is going to go Horribly Wrong and cause some kind of massive crisis where i end up having to go down to my bank with my birth certificate or find myself hiring a lawyer to sue Google or something

@jk yeah it can sync your encrypted database to just about anything: gdrive, onedrive, dropbox, regular box, icloud, or whatever supports webdav, or even some file you manually copy and paste to other devices if you wanna go old-school

it does autosync/autobackup too, you just gotta log in Once on each device, then never again

@jk I've been locked out of my car many times before and usually the solution is to find someone sketchy and pay them 5 bucks to break in.

I assume the same is true for computers.

@jk It might be possible to set up a USB drive with a password stored in a file on it, such that when you insert the drive it copies the password into the keyboard buffer via a udev rule. Then use that as the master password with a password manager. You can sync the password manager file around on multiple machines.
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