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Re: store passwords securely in the internet
From: Gregory Rubin <grrubin () gmail com>
Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2010 16:43:05 -0700

To make sure that I understand this correctly:
The server has access to the plain-text passwords since it both
encrypts and decrypts the stored passwords with the masterpassword?

I'm sorry, but there is nobody in the world who I would trust this
way.  I've seen similar schemes proposed before but they all force you
to ultimately trust the web-service, which (unfortunately) is just not
doable in this day and age.

If you want to bring your passwords with you, may I recommend either a
thumbdrive with PasswordSafe/PasswordGorilla or just spring for an
IronKey?

Greg

On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 2:40 PM, Andre Pawlowski <sqall () h4des org> wrote:
Hi guys,

I've written a program to store your passwords secure in a container on a
server. It's written for the Horde framework and is called eleusis (
http://h4des.org/index.php?inhalt=eleusis ). The idea was to have your
passwords everytime available when you are online even when you are using an
internet cafe or a pc at work.

When the user creates a passwordstore, he must give a masterpassword. With
this masterpassword every password you want to save will encrypt with
blowfish. For every step (reading, writing) you have to enter the
masterpassword, because nothing will write unencrypted to the hard disk. The
masterpassword is never stored. When the user entered the masterpassword,
the program will decrypt the container and check the header. If the header
is correctly decrypted, the program will continue its work, if not, it will
show you an error message.

The whole project is written in php. A weak point of the program is the http
protocol. When the user doesn't use https to transfer the data the passwords
will send decrypted over the net.

I hope there is any use for this program and I'm glad if anyone of you send
me any critics or suggestions.

Regards

--

Andre Pawlowski

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