[ILUG] Hard Disk Protection in Live CD Boot Ups
rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Jan 15 01:13:38 GMT 2009
Quoting Cian Davis (cian.davis at skynet.ie):
> I use either KeePassX (http://www.keepassx.org/) or Keyring
> (http://gnukeyring.sourceforge.net/) for storing passwords and the
> likes. KeePassX has both Windows and Linux versions, which is useful.
> Keyring means I have all the passwords with me all the times.
Rave review, here, for Keyring. It should also be noted that JPilot
includes a "conduit" (extension) that permits it to display and edit
Keyring databases, as part of its main mission of letting you manage the
files backed up onto an *ix machine from your PalmOS PDA.
Such programs (KeePassX, Keyring) have the additional benefit that,
suddenly, it becomes practical to use globally unique security tokens
that never get repeated from place to place -- because you no longer
need to memorise them; you need only remember the master 3DES (or such)
key for access to your password database.
So, for example, when bank Web site #1 asks me to furnish at
registration time where I was born, I can say "Barsoom" and bank Web
site #2 can get "R'lyeh" for the same question -- and neither one of
them needs to know actual personal details. Attempts to cross-correlate
then would result in a rather colourful dossier. ;-> And data theft
doesn't hurt you.
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