[TriLUG] Password Security
jsnonzzr at gmail.com
Mon Jul 23 14:11:57 EDT 2007
A program recently acquired by Microsoft called groove. Stores files
locally on system, but encrypted. It keeps them synced up so, multiple
users can have the same files but never have to worry about one changing and
the other not getting it.
On 7/23/07, Alan Porter <porter at trilug.org> wrote:
> I don't have the problem of sharing passwords, but I use "PasswordSafe"
> to store all of my passwords (and I am very happy with it).
> The program was originally written by Bruce Schneier, renowned security
> guru, author of the big red book "Applied Cryptography" and designer of
> the of the "Blowfish" and "TwoFish" encryption algorithms. He knows
> what he's talking about, and he has a healthy dose of common sense.
> Development has since been turned over the open source community.
> The program lets you double-click a password entry to copy the password
> to the clipboard without showing it on the screen, so logging in is as
> simple as "ssh user at machine", then copy from passwordsafe, then paste
> into shell window.
> There are versions for Linux (MyPasswordSafe) and Windows.
> I store the encrypted data files on my pen drive, which I back up
> Off the top of my head... if I were to store shared passwords, I would
> keep a (read-only) copy of the data file on a shared drive and use a
> common master password to access it. To avoid collisions, I would
> manage changes through a single "file owner" who could write to the data
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