Where do you store your usernames and passwords ? In a text document on your computer ? In your wallet ? Storing sensible information like passwords, but also other type of data like information about medication or credit card numbers, unencrypted is a security risk. If someone is after those information he immediately knows how to use them against you.
One possible solution are Password Safes that can store an unlimited amount of text. Lockcrypt [homepage] which I discovered at Connected Internet [link] is one solution that works extremely well. The Java application stores all relevant information in a highly encrypted container which means that those information can only be accessed if the correct pass phrase is entered at the start of the application.
Lockcrypt uses a clean interface that is highly customizable to display the information once the login was successful. The left pane contains different accounts and subgroups that contain the information. You could create an account for financial information, one for Internet Passwords and one for Contacts for instance.
Each account has a number of subgroups that contain the information. Subgroups for Internet Passwords could be for instance the site names that you have accounts at, for Contacts the names of the contacts.
If you click on a subgroup its information will be displayed in the main window. The user can add as many fields that contain information as he likes. To stay with the Internet Passwords example, lets say you have a subgroup named Ghacks there. Fields could be the url of the website, the username and password.
Several default account types are available but it is also possible to create a new account type in the Options. Lockcrypt offers a password generator as well which comes in handy when creating new accounts.
A mobile version for mobile phones that support Java is available as well which can be used to store and view the information when you are out of house. The mobile version has however no option to add new entries to the database as far as I can tell.
Lockcrypt should work in all operating systems that support Java.Advertisement
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