I have always been using KeePass on my notebook as my password manager till recently when I moved back to KL. Read on to find out why.
I have 3 windows based machines that I use regularly. 2 at home and 1 for the road. They all have access to the net. Firefox with Google’s browser sync extension is what I use to keep my bookmarks, urls and forms synchronized between them.
All the login details for my banking sites and secure work sites are stored in my trusty KeePass. When I get back I normally work on my desktops. I have to export the KeePass database from my notebook and import it into my into my notebooks and every time I have a new login added I have to repeat the export/import process all over again. This prompted me to start seaching for an alternative solution. Online password managers!!
PassPack has been around for some time now(Dec 2006). It is feature packed,secure and I love the simple,functional and clean interface. The learning curve needed to get used to PassPack is almost 0 to none.
Some of the features that stand out to me are;
- Auto Lock - PassPack will automatically save and lock my passwords with the packing key whenever the page if left ideal for 2 minutes.
- Anonymous - I never provided my email addresses.
- Password generator - cool built in password generator.
- Scramble - Scrambles my password field on command when someone is passing by. On by default.
- AES - AES is the encryption method approved by the US Gov.
- Import/Export - Ability to easily import and export my password list. I used this in import from KeyPass.
- PassPack Blog - Covers everything about PassPack.
I have using PassPack for a few days now and it’s awesome!!
- Cool interface - The interface is simple with a good color scheme.
- Direct Logins - Single sign on. Allows me to log in directly to a site directly provided yo have the site credentials already saved.
- Bookmarklet - I can easily add a new website to my Clipperz.
- Anonymous - No email address require.
- Encrypt by browser - Data is encrypted by my browser before being sent to the Clipperz servers. Clipperz only stores my encrypted data.
- Import/Export - No import feature yet. Export only exports to a printable version. I have to use the offline copy feature to save an offline copy.
- Mozilla only - Only mozilla based browsers supported. Mozilla, Sea monkey and Firefox.
- Java script - Clipperz uses opesource based cryptographic functions. [Read more at Ajaxian]. Who will I blame and take to court when my passwords are exploited?
- Direct Login - Honey pot for hackers to reverse engineer? I think so.
What’s the difference between Clipperz and Passkey?
Which will you choose? I suggest all 3 and see which works best for you.
[PassPack - The Blog]
[Clipperz - Competition for PassPack?]
[PassPack: Holding Your Keys for the 2.0 Kingdom]
[Clipperz Crypto Library and Online Password Manager]
Clipperz and PassPack : Online password storage is still a fear
[PassPack and Clipperz: The Difference?]
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