Not what you are looking for? Ask the experts!
No way to keep vault local....... Why????
Why have the powers that be decided that they should decide where browser password vaults should be kept for the end user? I did a refresh of my Windows PC, but before I did, I exported successfully my ID safe data. After getting the OS refresh done, I installed Norton with a 2012 version and then tried to do what I had done in the past 4 years and import my backup...... and it wouldn't do it. I then tried an older backup from a couple of years ago when I did my last Windows OS refresh and it wouldn't import it either even though it did a couple years back. Somebody clearly did something with the structure of the .dat backup file creation within the last couple years. Otherwise it would have at least taken the backup that had previously worked from a couple years back. This maneuver seems to clearly be a tactic to FORCE users into The Cloud. A cloud several people unfortunately believe is absolutely safe.
Why don't we ask the celebrities who believed that the icloud was safe cause Apple said so??? Not that it was smart to trust the idea of taking naked pics of ones self with a cell and think it would never get out. But hey, some folks will trust whatever anybody might tell them...... and then they end up with naked pics of themselves for the whole world to see instead of those they only intended.
Why do something with the backup export .dat to obliterate someone being able to use an old Norton installer(2012), import their .dat file, and THEN update Norton via live update to the latest version of their Norton software thus keeping their vault local? What is the obsession with this control of other peoples info by outside entities? I know the answer. Unfortunately others do not.
I don't do anything on my cell having to do with logging into anything so I don't need or want my ID safe in The Cloud. Using ones cell for anything past logging into FB is a huge problem that WILL unfortunately show itself in a big way. Throwing ones personal info around(and those in their contacts list) with a cell as so many do and thinking its safe is as naive as putting naked pictures of ones self into a floating 'so called' secure database and then being surprised when those pics end up all over the internet. Cellphones are privacy invasive and anyone who wants to argue otherwise is either, again, naive or the arguer WANTS information from peoples cellphones for a reason...... a reason that is not in the interest of the owner of the cellphone.
Is Norton going to change this? Am I going to have to stick with BitDefender after the trial I'm currently using comes to an end because they will allow me to keep my "wallet"(ID safe equivalent) local if I want? To go to the extent of updating Norton in some way so if one ever needed to re-install it, the backup will ONLY import if the person goes the way of The Cloud. Making it so there is no longer a workaround for a user to keep their ID Safe local reasonably makes one ask questions as to "why?".
Wow... I just referred to ID safe in a way that inferred it's mine to begin with(...user to keep their ID Safe...). It's not mine(or any users). It belongs to Norton ATM. Please tell me there is going to be a change. Please don't tell me my information isn't mine to keep it where I want, like it rightfully used to be.