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  • sharedSecrets features
    and sharedSecrets handles all the Internet passwords shopping acounts PINs for banking and even the code number of your safe SharedSecrets was developed with your security in mind The program s datasbase is stored with a state of the art

    Original URL path: http://www.elkosoft.com/sss/sharedsecretshelp/chapters/offer.html (2016-04-25)
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  • How secure sharedSecrets is
    accepted by FIPS as the U S Government standard in October 2000 It has received massive peer review and scrutiny in the Security community and is widely believed to be very secure Also the implementation of AES 128 in MacOS X has a very good reputation Why not more bits It is true that there are algorithms with 256 or even more bits available today Nevertheless the question is misleading

    Original URL path: http://www.elkosoft.com/sss/sharedsecretshelp/chapters/howsecure.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Finding a good master password
    but don t use words like elephant or Madagaskar or Stevenson The reason is that all these words can be found in dictionaries To avoid the long processing time of a brute force attack many hackers just use a dictionary of about 100 000 words instead of trillions of letter combinations Such an attack is a matter of hours and your password is revealed Avoid obvious passwords Be aware that the attacker might have some knowledge about you The attacker might know your family or the attacker might know what projects you are working on Or the attacker might have stolen your computer and creates a dictionary of all words found at your hard disk For this reason names and dates of friends pets family members and colleagues are a very bad idea to use as a master password Mix them up Use all keys your keyboard has Mix small and capital letters use some digits and don t forget special characters It s so complicate What shall I do Taking care of all these rules results in passwords like It snh nhbu auos How to memorize such password monsters Your question is fully understood But there are some tricks

    Original URL path: http://www.elkosoft.com/sss/sharedsecretshelp/chapters/goodpassword.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Import from a text file
    semicolon Such a text file may look like User ID password topic topic group comments homepage address 401713 4487 3872 1601 4589 Gold Card bank confirmation no 225 30827659 9876 ATM card bank 30827659 24680 phone banking bank 535 44823 Mr Smith 36768989 Swiss Numbered Account money clerk Mr Rütlihuber keyphrase security rules Zürich Uriplatz 1 Mr Jones all you need is love stock depot Bahamas money Bahamas securities bank Nassau 5 main street Ellias Bill google com ec toemc Google Mail Internet biker33 cm4pm e Amazon Internet 4894 Ferrari immobilizer cars 6767 BMW coupe car radio cars press left button for 5 sec then enter code 3right 4left 17right safe behind Picasso money 789 334 567 safe in office money enter new code enter old code press hash key for more than 3 sec then follow menu As you can see from this example there are empty fields possible and the first line of the text file is not a secret itself but contains the original column headers To import this file follow these steps choose Import from the file menu select the text file you want to import in the Open dialog sharedSecrets will open the text file and display it in a table format Please check whether sharedSecrets has interpreted the lines of text and the separator symbols correctly If the table looks weired you may try to select the type fo field separator manually Sort the columns by dragging the column headers to the right column The column headers must fit to the content of the columns If yo do not want to import a column drag a column header to this column Decide whether you want to import the first line or not and mark the check box First line contains titel only do not

    Original URL path: http://www.elkosoft.com/sss/sharedsecretshelp/chapters/import.html (2016-04-25)
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  • share secrets with Safari
    store automatically a secret which is based upon the login form of a web site When you want to open the same web site the next time with a single click in sharedSecrets the software opens the web site for you and fills in the login form To do so follow these steps Open sharedSecrets and Safari In Safari go to the web site and fill in the form but do not press the Login button Change to sharedSecrets and choose learn secret from Safari in the Safari menu The new secret is now in the category learned from Safari Drag it to a category of your choice Maybe you want to change the name of the secret Now sharedSecrets has learned this Internet login and can repeat it for you the next time To do so follow these steps Open sharedSecrets Select the secret Start login with You can use the blue arrow also in cases where you entered the URL into the secret manually sharedSecrets will open the web site for you Nevertheless sharedSecrets can enter user name and password into the form if sharedSecrets has learned the complete secret automatically from Safari with the method described above

    Original URL path: http://www.elkosoft.com/sss/sharedsecretshelp/chapters/browsersupport.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Questions and Answers
    of your hard disk the file containing the data base is spread somehow When you change the master password the data base in the home directory is updated and can be unlocked with the new password only All other copies of your secret in backup drives or removable medias are not updated As a consequence these backups can still be unlocked with the old password If your password is compromised you need to delete all backups of the data base Is it dangerous if someone else has access to the data base of the program The secrets data base is encrpyted As long as the password is not compromised your secrets are safe You can even publish your data base file in the Internet if you like If have forgotten my master password Can you help me Sorry there is no backdoor in the program and for our knowledge there is no backdoor in the AES 128 algorithm Without the master password nobody can recover your secrets In which file is the data base stored YourHomeDirectory Library application support sharedSecrets localFile sSs What is the recommended backup strategy Make a backup from your home directory including the Library directory If

    Original URL path: http://www.elkosoft.com/sss/sharedsecretshelp/chapters/qanda.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Revision History
    0 0 9 4 internal beta versions 1 0 First public version 1 1 Feature release Interworking with Safari sharedSecrets learns lnternet login forms you use with Safari Next time sharedSecrets fills them out for you automatically German localization Copyright

    Original URL path: http://www.elkosoft.com/sss/sharedsecretshelp/chapters/revisionhistory.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Update Service
    update check the software does not upload any data to any server in the Internet or to elsewhere The software simply downloads a single file from our server For example the program sharedSecrets 1 0 1 would download the file sharedsecretsformac 1 0 1 plist From the content of this file the software gets three pieces of information Is 1 0 1 up to date What is the name of

    Original URL path: http://www.elkosoft.com/sss/sharedsecretshelp/chapters/updateservice.html (2016-04-25)
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