Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Mooltipass; Storing All of Your Passwords in a Secure Offline Environment


We all know the secret to keeping our online information private is to develop very strong passwords, don't use them on more than one site, and keep them stored somewhere where others can't see them  or find them.

Every time there is a major hack of some site somewhere, there is a flurry of activity as many of us begin trying to obey the rules to the best of our abilities.

Of course one of the scariest part of this is "where do we store all of those passwords?"  I mean, if we store them in a Word or text document online, you just run the risk of  having someone hack that account or Cloud folder and then ALL of your info is in the hands of the bad guys.  You could also write it all down on a piece of paper, but that could be stolen or what if the physical location where you store it were to burn down?  How do you get that data back?  Each scenario brings with it its own  problems.

One solution that came across... and like, is the Mooltipass.  It's a device I came across on Indigogo that is looking for investors.  The device has beauty in its simplicity.  It basically is a device that can automatically create strong passwords and then store them in a password protected device that is portable.  Personally, I like the idea of this and think, while it doesn't solve *every* problem of security, it does a pretty good job of solving most of them.

If you would like to order one, head on over to the Indiegogo website.

Here is some info on the device from the Indigogo website:

We therefore created the Mooltipass, a physical encrypted password keeper that remembers your credentials so you don't have to. With this device, you can generate and safely store long and complex passwords unique to each website you use. A personal PIN-locked smartcard allows the decryption of your credentials and ensures that only you have access to them. Simply visit a website and the device will ask for your confirmation to enter your credentials when login is required.
As shown in our video, it is extremely simple to use the Mooltipass:
  • Plug the Mooltipass to your computer/tablet/phone. No driver is required.
  • Insert your smartcard, unlock it with your PIN. Without the PIN, the card is useless.
  • Visit a website that needs a login. If using our browser plugin, the Mooltipass asks your permission to send the stored credentials, or asks you to save/generate new ones if you are logging in for the first time.
  • If you are not using the browser plugin or are logging in on something other than a web browser, you can tell the Mooltipass to send the correct login and password. It will type it in for you, just like a keyboard - so it can be used anywhere!  

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