Password storage program?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Wes, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. Wes macrumors 68020

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    Hello all,

    About a month ago I was sure I was browsing the web and saw a password storage application that looked pretty sweet but I can't for the life of me remember what it was called or who made it.

    Do any of you use such programs? Any recommendations?

    Cheers,

    Wes
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    there is an app called Wallet out there.
    and of course every mac has their Keychain too.
     
  3. Wes thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Wallet is the one, thanks for that reply in all of what must have been 30 seconds! :)
     
  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i saw it the other day as well and it intruiged me.
    i'll have to download it later and see how it is.

    let me know what you think of it, if you will. ;) :D
     
  5. Wes thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Wallet is a really slick program and is easy to use.

    For some reason it has unexpectedly quit on my twice which is really frustrating.

    Maybe it's because I was running it off the disk image.

    Definitely a keeper as I'm sure they'll be ironing out those problems!
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Does anyone use Keychain as a password keeper, I mean aside from the sense that it stores your passwords for Mail.app and instant messaging and so on? I know people have talked about using it to store additional passwords. But I've never really played around with it.
     
  7. ericschmerick macrumors regular

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    Yep, I do. Works OK. I just create a new secure note, and enter whatever I want in there. Enough for me!

    Though . . . Wallet has a beautiful slick interface. I almost bought it.

    EE
     
  8. slackersonly macrumors 6502a

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    Is this the Wallet program that you are discussing?
    VersionTracker

    How safe/secure is this info for the following:

    1. Other users of your computer. I am thinking of a home computer so my kids are the only concern.

    2. Access via wireless network from an outside computer.

    I guess that I am just concerned about putting in all the credit card info etc into a computer file.
     
  9. Wes thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I think it's very secure. Their website that's that it uses blowfish encryption. Which is military strength and uses a 448-bit key.

    I think the only thing you have to worry about is using a key that is easy to guess. As long as you choose something suitably obscure I'm sure the data is fine.

    Addressing point 1:
    Every time the program opens it won't display any data without your passkey so as long as that's confidential you are fine.

    I'm not sure what you mean by point 2, care to elaborate with a scenario?
     
  10. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I should at least dump a certain text file that shouldn't be on my hard drive into one of these secure notes. :eek:
     
  11. OldCorpse macrumors 65816

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    another option

    FWIW, the reviews of Wallet on macupdate are very poor (but good on versiontracker). I was a bit unnerved by post claiming it's buggy and that it lost ALL data. Not good for a password storage solution.

    I've been using info.xhead (see macupdate) for several months, and have been very happy - it has a great UI and no bugs that I'm aware of. The only "con" I can think of is that it is slooooow to launch - it'll bounce about 5 times in the dock before launching... WTF?...

    Something to consider. Shareware $15. I'm not affiliated with info.xhead in any way other than a satisfied customer.
     
  12. radiantm3 macrumors 65816

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  13. OldCorpse macrumors 65816

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    looks interesting

    Thanks radiantm3 for that link. Yojimbo looks interesting (and of course barebones is very well known), though for its other uses... as a password/website/serial number holder I personally would prefers a solution more dedicated exclusively to that.

    Still, Yojimbo looks like something I'd want as just a general data organizer... have looked at many such solutions, never found one totally satisfactory.
     

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