|ePassBook Password Repository
Quick product overview -- learn how to manage your passwords
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All software is certified to contain No Adware, No Spyware, and No Viruses.
This software is compatible with Windows version 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, and XP.
All SB-Software products are free of disabled features or expirations. You may try out the full functionality of the program for an unlimited time period.
Got so many passwords you don't know what to do with them? Then ePassBook Password Repository is the tool for you!
ePassBook uses built in Rijndael / AES encryption that will keep your password safe and secure. This software employs a very simple to use interface that organizes all of your passwords and websites and a very intuitive manner.
ePassBook Password Repository serves as a secure vault for all of your passwords and other information. It's good to keep all of this information in one centralized, managed location, and it's absolutely vital that you keep your information encrypted and protected.
ePassBook in the windows system tray...
You can configure ePassbook to sit in the windows system tray. That's the little bar that's usually in the lower-right of your Windows XP desktop with all the icons in it. When you need to look up a password, just click the ePassBook icon and it's right there at your fingertips.
There's a couple of different security levels in ePassBook. You can configure the program so that you have to re-enter your passphrase every time you open the program from it's system tray icon, or you can configure the program so you only have to enter your passphrase once when you first start the program each day. The former (entering the passphrase every time) is far more secure, and good for environments where people might gain access to your computer -- let's say for example at work or at school where a passer-by could walk up and mess with your PC. If you're at home, then the latter (entering the passphrase once per day) might be more convenient for you.
Let's talk about passphrases and AES ...
All modern encryption software uses a "passphrase" to access the encrypted data. While a "password" generally refers to something fairly small (like 8 letters or so), a "passphrase" is usually much larger -- typically a sentence. Usually you want to choose something that is easy to remember. Sometimes a line from a movie can be a good start. For example, let's say you want to use "Luke, I am your Father!" as a passphrase. That's good, and easy to remember. The only problem is that someone might be able to guess it. Normally you'll want to jazz up your passphrase just a little bit to make it harder to guess, and resistant to dictionary attacks. So let's change it to "Father, eye am your Luke!". We've scrambled it up a bit so it's more resistant to attack, and you can still remember it.
Okay, so now that I've explained what a passphrase is, let's talk about how it gets used. Your passphrase is sort of a "key" to unlock the encryption algorithm. ePassBook uses AES (or Rijndael) encryption, which is the current standard and state of the art. AES is a federal encryption standard, and was selected by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).. The slightest possible change in your passphrase (even just one wrong letter) will yield a completely different encryption of your password database. If you don't have the passphrase exactly right, then you can't decrypt the password database.
This means two things: 1) you better remember your passphrase, and 2) it's going to be virtually impossible for someone to gain access to your data without knowing the password. In theory, any encryption algorithm can be broken, but in practice it's difficult if not impossible. The government's prior encryption standard, DES, took over 20 years to break. AES is far superior to DES, and will probably exceed your lifetime before the algorithm will be broken.
So, is it free or what? ...
ePassBook is shareware, which means that you really should "pay for it" if you use it. Personally, I like to create convenient no-hassle software, so I haven't loaded it up with a bunch of nags and expirations. This means that you can get away with using the software and not paying for it. However, I do earn my living by developing software, so I really would appreciate it if you would consider paying the registration fee.
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