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  1. #1

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    Heya all,

    I was just wondering whether anyone would be interested in beta testing an application I've written? It's a small application used to encrypt information -- written mainly because I can never remember all the passwords that I have (my bank account has THREE access passwords)!

    The idea is that you have a master password that can unlock your 'vault', and your data is securely stored in the vault using AES128 -- just like FileVault. The data it can store is very simple (no individual files, RTF- formatted text including images), but it is good enough for copying information from emails etc. and storing securely.

    It hasn't been released yet (and will most likely be a freeware app), but I have a simple description and some screenshots here if your interest is piqued.

    Cheers and thanks --

    Darren.
    dford_au-code *at* yahoo *dot* com

  2. #2

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    Doesn't /Applications/Utilities/Keychain Access already provide this kind of service? :huh:

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    Yeah, alright, I'll give it a go. I'll put my friends on to it to see if they can break it... :P
    PM G5 Dual 2.0, iMac DVSE 500, PM 5500/250, Performa 500, Classic, Mac Plus

  4. #4

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    > Doesn't /Applications/Utilities/Keychain Access already provide this kind of service?

    To some degree, yes. However, using a file (or vault) means that you can put it on a USB token, or your iDisk, and have access to it anywhere. If you happen to forget your password to a vault, you can specify an optional method of accessing the vault through asking a series of questions (vault- specific).

    Also, the keychain access 'note' method doesn't allow formatted text or images, so copying information from an email loses formatting etc.

    Anyway, I'm sure that there's probably a lot of things that I'm not aware of with Keychain. And also there's probably XXX application available that does similar things (I know there is, because I was looking for a similar application and was annoyed that the only ones I could find seemed to cost $30US -- hence writing one myself). But, here's another (free) one :-)

    scruff.

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    yep, ill help out by testing as well. i have a friend who has been telling me to use one of these for the multiplicity of passwords that i have, and occasionally forget.

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