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    Hi all

    All of you are dealing with FTP, SFTP, SSH accounts

    How do you keep you password and user names safe (inside those programs)?

    I am looking for a way to secure my SFTP programs in case my laptop was stolen.

    Kind of an SSH client with a master password.

    Any advice please

    Thanks in advance

  • #2
    so the text file I have would be bad?
    Plan, Do, Check, Act!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Reeve of Shinra View Post
      so the text file I have would be bad?
      Please, at least avoid online banking

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      • #4
        Check out ssh-agent

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        • #5
          This is how I do it: http://mrfloris.com/security/organiz...t-information/

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          • #6
            Floris = i may have to try that if it comes in xp flavored.

            I used to use excel for a lot of low risk user names and passwords (ie: forums). I liked keepass (which has attachments and catagories) but it doesn't have the ability to add custom fields which is crucial for me as well.

            Remi: you may want to look at HDD encryption. My company uses it and you have to enter a password before you can even get past the bios. Without the pass, the hdd itself is useless so plain text passwords wouldn't even matter.
            Plan, Do, Check, Act!

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            • #7
              I don't like programs like excell for this, they might render the data by thinking it is a currency or something. RIsk is too high to loose your most important data.

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              • #8
                I use something similar to:
                http://www.trekstorusa.com/thumbdrive_touch.htm

                Originally posted by Floris View Post
                I don't like programs like excell for this, they might render the data by thinking it is a currency or something. RIsk is too high to loose your most important data.
                When creating a spreadsheet assign a data type to the entire column. This would prevent it from mis-interpreting the data.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Wayne Luke View Post
                  Now this is very interesting, thanks for sharing the idea

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                  • #10
                    For Mac I use http://agilewebsolutions.com/products/1Password

                    If you are on windows and have office you can create a word document and enter all your logins (I do this as well).

                    The key is to password protect the file so you nobody can open it without entering the password for the .doc file.
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                    • #11
                      Just a normal excell or word file is fine, but please use truecrypt on the directory, so a ms office document cracker can't just get in within 3 seconds.

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