Tomvale Friendly Passwords 2.0
The Tomvale Friendly Passwords solves many of the problems with password generation and storage.
It is not foolproof but is as close to a solution as one will get. The Problems Friendly Passwords Solves.
Storage and Security:
Anytime a password is stored someplace, it can be discovered. If you keep a password file for example, even if that file is password protected, anyone with access to that file has all your passwords. You should also never have your browser remember passwords. With Friendly Passwords your passwords are never stored anywhere. There is no record of them anywhere. The program generates the same password each time from your secret word and destination.
Forgot Your Password?:
Good passwords are impossible to remember, especially if you have a lot of them. Because of this, people use similar passwords for different destinations. Friendly Passwords only requires you to remember your secret word and destination, then generates unique passwords for each. Although you also must remember your pin but it can always be the same.
Good passwords use a combination of upper case, lower case, special characters, and numbers. This program generates a password consisting of a combination of all of those character types, and at least 16 characters long. If a destination doesnt accept special characters, you can create a password without them, but maybe you shouldnt be using that destination, as it suggests a low level of security on their part.
Hassle of Changing Your Passwords:
Passwords should be changed every few weeks. This is very difficult given the number of destinations we need a password for, and given that you need to make sure the password is relatively hack proof. With Friendly Passwords, you simply change your secret word, and all of your passwords will also be changed, ready to be pasted into your destinations.
Passwords should be accessible from anywhere. The usual way of doing this is to keep a password file on every device you have, (see #1). This program however, makes your passwords accessible from anywhere in the world, and on any device. Simply download the program from our website, or keep a copy of it on your device.
Password Generators can be reverse engineered. This is the reason for your PIN. Even if someone knew your secret word and destination, and used reverse engineering to hack this program and try to determine your password, they would still be left with 10,000 possible passwords because only you know your pin. Even we as developers of Friendly Passwords would not be able to determine your password.
Whenever you type in a password, that password is available to key loggers, cameras, Wi-Fi snoops etc. Although it is still possible to hack your clipboard. Copying and pasting a password is always more secure than typing it in. In Tomvale Friendly Passwords, your password displays as asterisks. If you'd like to see it, click on 'Show Password'. (Your privacy may not be as secure when you do this.)
In certain cases you may be required to divulge passwords, (i.e. at a border). You cannot divulge a password if you dont know it. Make sure to remove this program from your device if the possibility exists that you will need to divulge a password. You can download it again once your privacy is secure again.