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RE: securing password list
From: "Andrew Shore" <andrew.shore () holistecs com>
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 09:30:17 -0000

Perhaps using win2k file encryption may help. As the encryption key is
tied to your user account you are unlikely to forget it and it allows
only your access. Also use file level permission to ensure no one else
can even see then file.

 
Andrew Shore
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-----Original Message-----
From: beevoo8 () hotmail com [mailto:beevoo8 () hotmail com] 
Sent: 18 March 2004 17:52
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: securing password list



In my job I have a number of username/passwords to various websites and
machines that I must keep track of.  I was soliciting ideas on how to
store these passwords securely.  

Encrypting them with a passphrase seems counterproductive since the file
may not be accessed for a while and the passphrase might be forgotten.
Would biometrics be a safer idea? What security methods do you use to
secure a list such as this? 



Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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