I’ve developed LockWallet, a simple password manager to use in a terminal environment.
With lockwallet you can manage a password database encrypted with AES128 algorithm and automatically recall in the clipboard the password desired to be pasted in the login form.
I’ve created lockwallet to use on internet point computers or, generically, on computer that I do not own. For this reason I’ve written it in java and stored on a pen drive with a Windows stand alone jre for both win32 and win64 in the case the OS doesn’t have a jvm installed.
To download LockWallet you can click on this link for GitHub
This software is in beta stage. I’m not responsible for any problem and security flaw derived from its use.
Few weeks ago, Google has made available in his services the 2 factor authentication via security key, implementing the FIDO u2f authentication standard.
The security key is a device like a usb pen drive but slim as a smartcard with a chip on the usb plug. This chip contains a key pair and cryptographic functions.You can register the public key on a service like the ones provided by Google and, in future, use the security key as the second step authentication.
At moment, the security key works with any of the major OSes (GNU/Linux, Windows and OSX) and only with Google Chrome browser.
I’ve ordered a security key on Amazon (the cheap one), so I’m going to test this security token soon with google gmail and make some usage reports.
By the way, Google may be one of the first big companies to adopt the FIDO u2f security key standard. In the future, Yahoo and other big companies may provide the security key authentication as an alternative to the sms pin. Paypal has also a security key protection but his implementation seems to be proprietary.
Here’s the Google help page of the security key token.
That’s a quite important news. From now on, major articles will be released under the Amazon ebook store. These ebooks will contain an essay between 6 and 10 standard pages of 2000 characters and will explore the topics we like: computers, internet, security and so on.
Each essay will cost about 1$, that is also a way to push me to write more and more qualitative essays.
But that’s not a way to leave this blog, because this space will continue to provide you flash news and discussions about security, ethics and mechanics of computers, as the twitter account does: @LCyberspazio.
So, if you are interested in light but surely interesting computer readings, take a look at my Amazon publications.
GO TO AMAZON
These titles are available worldwide. The collection “Of Men and Machines” is the one that represents this blog and it’s in English language; by the way, get the ebook from your amazon country store. Sometimes, the books are in promotion for free.
A new essay has been released on the amazon kindle store. In this ebook you will find an analysis of common privacy issues and wrong practices that threatens our privacy and the privacy of our children.
It also gives you few advices to avoid these problems. An easy read for everyone.
About 8 pages of 2000 characters, English language: GET THE EBOOK
Also available on Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.it and worldwide on your Amazon store.
Source code is a tiny, light, non technical book about a confrontation between vintage and modern computer usage and the relations between a computer activity and the need of learning the way computer “thinks” to enjoy the full computer experience.
It’s not a programming or computer manual but just an essay about computers, so no technical knowledge is required. This book is also think for everyone is new to computer world.
Today and tomorrow (2014/11/03) the ebook is available for free on Amazon. After this promotion it will cost 1$ (about 0,86€) so it wont be so expensive 😀
Here are the links to the main stores but you can search the availability for you country store.
Amazon USA: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00P328656
Amazon CO UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00P328656?*Version*=1&*entries*=0
Amazon IT: http://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B00P328656?*Version*=1&*entries*=0
With some new features added to the TCCF suite, I’ve added to this blog the page to get more info and download page for the crypto suite for Linux.
Ok, just relax a bit 😀
I’ve discovered a great app for my Lumia: Phone Basic.
Phone Basic it’s funny! It recreates a repl similar to the ones of Commodore 64 or other 80s Basic powered computers.
You haven’t the machine control and memory interactions of these computers via assembly and co… and basic still lacks of many important instructions but it’s freaking funny 😀 and also useful in some cases.
Definitely if you want to program something with your Lumia, for the glory of old times… give it a try!
I’ve made with 16 code lines a simple… yet slow… yet LOL… matrix console like screen saver 😀
I’ve attached the source code to this post, so you can enter this code yourself and upgrade it… obviously I’ve released the “hand printed” list xDD (for the glory of old times… I’ve already said that? xD ).