Password Storage – Managing and sharing password and sensitive information can be a hassle, especially if two or more people need to be kept up to date with account information. The solve this problem Chris found a great service called PassPack.

The first Online Privacy Manager. It’s a password manager and personal vault. With PassPack you can organize and store passwords, private notes, links and much more to come!

But is it a wise decision to store your information with PassPack? The truth is that your information will be kept pretty darn secure. PassPack uses multiple levels of security: anti-phishing filters, data packing, and disposable account information. To sum it all up:

With AES encryption (the same as used by the US Government) and an SSL Secure Connection, your data travels safely over the internet. But let’s suppose a hypothetical "bad-guy" gets into our servers, all he’d find would be a bunch of illegible data (Not even PassPack can read your data). If he’s determined to crack this data, he’d have to guess the Password and Packing Key of every single User, one-by-one, in order to reverse the packing process – to date, this type of brute force attack on AES is considered impossible. That makes PassPack an unattractive target.

It’s a great way to store your sensitive information and keep it secure.

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11 thoughts on “Password Storage”

  1. I would not be willing to place all this info on a website. Crackers have proved in the past that almost any software or security measures can be hacked or bypassed given enough time. This service would/will be a huge target!

    I personally use the paid version of RoboForm, which encrypts your passwords, credit card info, bank account info, etc., on the HDD of your PC. It also can be loaded onto a USB flash memory stick (again encrypted) to be used on other PC’s.

  2. I believe I found a more secure password database application, because your userIds & passwords are NOT stored on a website. I use Password Safe:

    Password Safe is an Open Source (free) tool that allows you to have a different password for all the different programs and websites that you deal with, without actually having to remember all those usernames and passwords. Password Safe runs on PCs under Windows (95/98/NT/2000/XP).

    I currently have 83 passwords stored in my database, and growing.

    The entire application and database is about 2.5M, so it easily fits on any thumb drive (aren’t we all carrying thumb drives these days?). Like other password applications, you only need to remember one password; the password that opens the database…so you are the one who determines how safe the database is (do you use a password to open the database that is a common dictionary word? or do you use a password that might be more random: pM07aA5?)

    With a click of the mouse, you can have Password Manager create random passwords for you (any length), browse to a specific URL, copy the username to the clipboard, copy the password to a clipboard, or even autotype the userId/password into the proper fields. You decide how you want to set it up.

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