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Creating and storing secure online passwords

Creating and storing secure online passwords

by Lee Hopkins on February 7, 2013

in clippings,tools

Secure passwordsEveryone knows that the web is not a good place to have a short, weak password. And everyone knows that you should never use the same password twice. But humans are humans and we all do it.

Some of us are more geeky than others and use password software like KeePass or other, similar tools (I have KeePass on my desktop and laptop, syncing to a password database stored in Dropbox so that I always have a secure, backed-up copy of all of my passwords – aren’t I a teacher’s pet?!).

But my favourite tech blogger Amit Agarwal has another system that he created himself that you might want to try.

Says Amit,

The tool is called Secure Passwords and it generate unique and strong passwords  for your various web accounts using using the secure bcrypt algorithm.

The advantages are that your passwords aren’t stored anywhere, the passwords are hashed using bcrypt (irreversible) and all you have to do is remember is one master pass phrase.  The password generator works on both desktop and mobile screens.

To be honest, I’m not sure how it all works, but I implicitly trust Amit, so if he reckons it’s good enough for public consumption then I reckon it is too.

Check it out for yourself.

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