NanoNote as password storage - but what application?

jirka jirka at penguin.cz
Fri Jul 16 03:03:11 EDT 2010


Hello,

thanks for both tips. I will investigate them.

jirka

On Thu, 15 Jul 2010 08:51:33 -0700, Delbert Franz <ddf at sonic.net> wrote:
> This is not an app as such but it should work OK on the Nano note.  
> It's on the command line but that's OK with many:) It's a GPG-based 
> Password Wallet described in: 
> 
> http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/9861?quicktabs_1=2
> 
> I have been using it on my desktop, laptop, and netbooks for some 
> time.  You need an editor of your choice and what confused me at 
> first, is that you just create whatever pattern you like in the 
> encrypted file for tracking passwords, login names, etc.  I currently 
> have over 100 entries in my wallet file:)  Its amazing how many one 
> needs!  
> 
> I'm not a security expert nor am I "paranoid" about security, so I 
> can't judge how "good" the security of this script is.  However, it is 
> far better than writing it in an open file and light-years ahead of 
> just using one password everywhere!  
> 
> I just tried moving what I have on my desktop to the Nanonote and I 
> got it to work.  I put the scripts in /usr/bin for now.  The 
> password-request display is a bit garbled, probably because n-curses 
> is either missing or under some other name, but it does take the 
> password.  I already had the system setup on my desktop so it took me 
> less than 30 minutes to move a copy to the Nanonote.  
> 
> It's good enough for me but then I'm the kind of guy who opens about 
> 15 terminals so I can work mostly at the command line on my desktop.  
> 
> Hope this helps someone. 
> 
>                        Delbert
> 
> 
> On Thursday 15 July 2010, Daniel Clark wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 4:11 AM, jirka <jirka at penguin.cz> wrote:
>> > Hello,
>> >
>> > I my opinion the Ben can be used for secure storage of passwords.
>> > But I don't know what application should be used.
>> >
>> > I have tried to compile the YAPET (
>> > http://www.guengel.ch/myapps/yapet/ )
>> > but it require a function which is not enabled in OpenWRTs libSSL.
>> >
>> > Can anyone recommend me any other application?
>> 
>> I personally think http://spd.sourceforge.net/ is the only password
>> storage app I've seen that has the right architecture (GnuPG used, can
>> be used by one person or a group of people), but getting the deps on
>> nanonote would probably be tough.
>> 
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