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Are you always logged in to websites?
i forget which of the fields displays the title of the poll and which displays above the options - also i am a description and nobody reads me
Yes, to pratically all websites
66.7%, 18 votes
More or less, it depends
25.9%, 7 votes
Only to a few websites
7.4%, 2 votes
Never   0.0%, 0 votes
other???????   0.0%, 0 votes
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Posted on 01-14-18 03:28:39 PM Link | Quote
Something I'm legitimately wondering about. How common is it for people to keep being logged in to websites, as in, you log in once and leave the browser logged in, instead of logging in and out every time you use a website?

I'm constantly logging in and out of most websites. There's like, two or three exceptions, but that's it. I mostly do it out of habit, I'm not actually sure if it improves security or not. It's slightly more convoluted sometimes, but I guess I just like being disconnected from the constant stream of notifications and to-dos.

What about you?

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Posted on 01-14-18 03:33:06 PM Link | Quote
The only time I log out of a website is when it forces me to (banks, etc) and even then I always use "remember me" and enable autocomplete. I tried to get out of that habit with a password manager, but it's just a huge pain in the ass, and if I can save a few seconds here and there not having to repeat things on the computers I always use, so be it.
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Posted on 01-14-18 03:41:44 PM Link | Quote
Used to be -- not so often now. I have a bunch of different thinkpads, and I'll get logged out of things plenty without explicitly asking to be anyway. Outside of a web browser is a different story -- I have bitlbee/irssi running nearly 24/7, since I like having logs and being able to see everything if I SSH home.

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Posted on 01-14-18 10:06:30 PM Link | Quote
I mostly stay logged in - which causes problems when I forget my passwords, because I have a unique password for every site, that I generate with an algorithm in my head

I never forget the algorithm, but I can forget the inputs I used to generate the password

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Posted on 01-14-18 10:09:45 PM (last edited by Xkeeper at 01-14-18 10:09:55 PM) Link | Quote
That one is mostly an issue with sites where you don't have a way to reset your password easily, like banks. Or this one. Otherwise, it's just annoying...
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Posted on 01-14-18 10:28:56 PM (last edited by Tarale at 01-14-18 10:29:34 PM) Link | Quote
I used to be logged in all the time, but it turns out if you don't use your computer very often then stuff gets a bit freaked out when it sees you two months later so it logs you out.

And of course because I'm not using my computer often, I'm using a mobile device instead, which has apps instead of the WWW for things.
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Posted on 01-14-18 10:34:00 PM Link | Quote
I stay logged in unless it's something like PayPal, my credit card, or anything sensitive like that. I'm fairly good at remembering my passwords too, so there's actually little in the way of things for me to worry about too, which is actually pretty nice.
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Posted on 01-17-18 04:54:23 AM (last edited by Sanqui at 01-17-18 04:55:26 AM) Link | Quote
Generally stay logged in except where not possible, I guess. Why add friction. If my computer or phone is confiscated I'm already in larger trouble*. I do use a password manager, though.

* Or not? My laptop's hard drive is encrypted, and I guess my phone has that supposedly unbreakable Android keycode thingy...

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Posted on 01-20-18 04:32:46 AM Link | Quote
I try to stay logged into places as much as possible, on both my desktop and laptop. There's no real reason for me not to, especially since both of my computers + my phone are all locked with various types of passwords, and even if they weren't I generally trust my roommates/girlfriend... anyway, staying logged in everywhere coupled with the fact that I've switched over to using a password manager recently means I actually don't remember passwords to most things anymore unless they're really important...

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Posted on 01-22-18 10:03:41 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by dril
who the fuck is scraeming "LOG OFF" at my house. show yourself, coward. i will never log off

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Posted on 01-23-18 07:28:49 AM Link | Quote
Aside from financial things, I barely ever log off at home. Usually I'll have forgotten my password on the occasions something logs me out automatically after months.

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Posted on 01-29-18 06:59:47 PM Link | Quote
On devices only I use, I am always logged in if it's a feature of the site. So my work computer, my desktop at home, my mobile devices, etc. For anything that someone else may use, I don't leave anything logged in. Incognito mode if necessary, especially for sites with financial or sensitive information. I also use Last Pass to store my secure passwords in for sites that don't allow me to stay logged in indefinitely.
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Posted on 01-29-18 08:35:00 PM Link | Quote
The only thing that I need to authenticate to would be my bank. Everything else I keep logged in.

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Posted on 01-30-18 02:22:34 AM Link | Quote
I absolutely refuse to stay logged into any website that has my debit card number and/or banking information. It's simply too risky for my tastes.
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