[NTLK] Password safe?
tech_ed at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 29 17:23:20 EDT 2011
I have to agree with Dan.
I too use GeekSafe and have been for about a dozen years now. I like that it is totally reliable, small in footprint even though I have hundreds of passwords and it's flexible too! I store my software license keys in geeksafe as well. My only issue with it is that I wish that the fields were user editable. Oh, and I wish it hooked to PassGen to store passwords that PassGen generates. And like Dan, I too agree that encryption is a non-issue when it comes to the Newton....You can hand your Newton to anybody on the street and ask them to find the password to your phone and they wouldn't have the first idea as to where to even look for that....Talk about the ultimate Security through Obsecurity!
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From: Forrest <newtonphoenix at mindspring.com>
To: "newtontalk at newtontalk.net" <newtontalk at newtontalk.net>
Sent: Friday, July 29, 2011 11:48 AM
Subject: Re: [NTLK] Password safe?
My two cents--I use Super Notepad. It can be a problem if you want to export notes, as you'd have to set the preferences to not automatically "lock" the note when you close it (so you could access and unlock them all to export)...and then RE-set it to auto lock afterwards, go and re-enable the ones you want locked afterwards. But really--how many times would you export all your notes? This is not a problem for me, as I rarely would need to do that. But, remember--YMMV.
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On Jul 29, 2011, at 6:37 AM, Dan <dan at dbdigitalweb.com> wrote:
> Well there are several options. You can get Standalone's Super Notepad
> and put your passwords on a note then encrypt it (although for a lot of
> notes it gets to be annoying). Or you can get SBM's secret that does
> the same but encrypts/decrypts all "secret" notes in one shot. Another
> package using the "encrypt" notes method is The Fish. This is open
> source and free but generally you have to decrypt/encrypt each note
> There is also a password safe by Standalone. Although I didn't like it
> due to the inability to export. Another package called Nick's Fortknox
> and is free. I forget its features offhand, but I do remember it can
> import notes and have them encrypted by Fortknox.
> Personally I use Geek Safe. By far the easiest to use and it can
> import/export as well. Granted it is not totally safe as it does not
> encrypt the data. But how many people these days could actually know
> how to access a newton's soup data to extract your passwords? Even if
> stored on a card, a normal PC/Mac can't read a newton formatted card.
> But if you want absoulte security then this is probably not for you. :)
> Geek Safe is open source and someone was planning/working on adding
> encryption to the data store, but apparently that project was never
> completed. :/
> On 7/29/2011 4:07 AM, Hauke Fath wrote:
>> I am looking for a password safe application on the Newton (2100 here),
>> something like the PalmOS keyring <http://gnukeyring.sourceforge.net/>.
>> Available source code would (obviously) be an advantage.
>> So far, I have looked at Geek Safe, and passKeep
>> <http://www.sineware.com/products/passKeep/>. The passKeep version on unna
>> is a demo version - does anyone know about its current status? While the
>> web site still exists, the shop closed ten years ago...
>> "It's never straight up and down" (DEVO)
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