View Single Post
Old 09-14-2012, 12:42   #12
harrygunner
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 486
Bruce Schneier's 'Password Safe' has been made open source. One can download a .exe or Linux binary files. Can also compile it from source. (I haven't used it yet. I made my own years ago.)

http://sourceforge.net/projects/passwordsafe/

Bruce Schneier is active in the security arena and has designed several algorithms that have been well received by the security community.

I use 'mkpasswd' on Linux to generate user IDs, passwords and answers to "forgot your password?" questions. All random and unrelated to all aspects of my life.

BTW, rainbow tables won't help with encrypted files. They provide some assistance with unsalted hashed passwords. And hashing a password does not encrypt the password.
__________________
People who've had to deal with their karma are more interesting to talk to.
harrygunner is offline   Reply With Quote