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RE: securing password list
From: "David Gillett" <gillettdavid () fhda edu>
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 09:26:37 -0800

  "Fireproof" boxes are rated in terms of how long materials
inside will survive a typical building fire outside.  I think
two hours for a sheet of paper is a pretty typical performance 
range -- less is probably a poor value, and more can cost
mucho more.

David Gillett


-----Original Message-----
From: Jeremy McBane [mailto:Jeremy () devcocomputers com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2004 10:15 AM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: RE: securing password list


In reference to a fireproof box, what kind of media is not 
vulnerable to melting within from the intense heat?
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Jeremy McBane
Devco Computers
Jeremy () devcocomputers com
337.993.3212
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-----Original Message-----
From: Josh Mills [mailto:JMills () cnbwaco com] 
Sent: Friday, March 19, 2004 7:17 PM
To: Dan Denton; beevoo8 () hotmail com; security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: RE: securing password list


I have a similar setup, I have an off network linux box 
behind two secured doors and i make a weekly backup that is 
stored in an offsite fireproof box along with all of my other 
backup tapes.

-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Denton [mailto:ddenton () PAYLESSOFFICE com]
Sent: Friday, March 19, 2004 12:02 PM
To: beevoo8 () hotmail com; security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: RE: securing password list


I keep out password lists in an off-network linux box in a 
secured room, for which only I know the password. Of course 
if anyone else gains access to the room they could snag the 
whole CPU, but it's unlikely here. I also keep a weekly 
backup on floppy in a locked firesafe.

-----Original Message-----
From: beevoo8 () hotmail com [mailto:beevoo8 () hotmail com] 
Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2004 11:52 AM
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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