Other FAO Gareth..

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  1. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Mate, what was that password device you showed a long while back? I don't know why, but I continually seem to keep forgetting my passwords. I think it is because I have more of them than ever now (about 12 all told) and I am sick of resetting them only to forget them again the next day.

    Ta. BTW - cheap would be good if yours is a very expensive one.
     
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    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    NVM ffs. Seems Blackberrys come with an app built in.
     
  3. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    It's called a Mooltipass Mini, but 't ain't cheap. Highly secure, though: the device itself stores the passwords in memory in an encrypted format, which can only be decrypted with the key on a bundled smartcard plus your four-digit hexadecimal PIN. You can hook it up to your PCs with the bundled software for delights including auto-fill in the browser, hook it up to your smartphone or other device that doesn't have any software drivers and it'll act as a USB keyboard to type the password in for you, and if that weren't enough you can hook it up to a USB battery and view the passwords on its screen. It's awesome.

    If it's too spenny, another option would be a software-based password manager like KeePassX. Still pretty secure, but not as much.

    There are also cloud-based managers like LastPass, but they're super-risky from a security perspective. I used to have a paid LastPass subscription, and switched to the MooltiPass Mini following yet another serious security vulnerability in LastPass' software.
     
  4. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Brilliant, thanks for the wealth of information :)

    For right now I have just used an app on the Blackberry. I forgot that they are very business sort of orientated and thus come with great apps.. Then I opened Google. It is more like 30+ passwords I just entered FFS, no wonder I kept forgetting them ! I am using about 10 passwords, with none of them "linkable" of that makes sense. IE - if you had my Ebay password it would not work for Paypal. If you had my Waitrose it would not work with my paypal and so on. Forums I just use pretty weak passwords but I have much stronger ones on my Amazon and so on.
     
  5. Big Elf

    Big Elf Oh no! Not another f----ing elf!

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    I like the look of that. I have 322 passwords!

    Does the Mooltipass cause any problems with 2 factor authorisation?
     
  6. MLyons

    MLyons Half doge/ half dev Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I think I was at 197 the last time I looked and they are all on lastpass maybe I'll ask santa for one. :p:
     
  7. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Christ, I thought I was bad lol.
     
  8. Zoon

    Zoon Hunting Wabbits since the 80s

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    I’m using keepass. There’s a plug-in for the major browsers to replace the built in password system with a keepass database. I use KeeFox with FF.

    Using a Firefox account I sync addons and bookmarks to my devices and my keepass database is on both iCloud and OneDrive.
     
  9. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    No, it shows up to the system as a human interface device: if you can connect a keyboard, you can connect the Mooltipass. You only need the browser plugin and/or standalone app for actually managing the passwords, not retrieving them - so it's safe for use even on public machines.

    The only restrictions: there's only 1MB of storage, but that's a lot of passwords, and no password can be longer than 31 characters. Oh, and once your passwords are in there they're staying in there: you can dump an encrypted copy of the memory to restore to another Mooltipass, but if you want to migrate to a different password manager you'll either have to do it manually or buy a smartcard reader and use it to decrypt the memory dump. There's no easy "export as plain text" option - a deliberate design choice.
     

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