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Old 19th July 2008
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What do you use to store and encrypt your passwords?
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Old 19th July 2008
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I don't know about most people, but I memorize a long pattern or phrase.. and then use OpenSSL to encrypt my data.

A "passphrase" can be sentences or famous quotes... as long as you remember the syntax, it can be quite easy to memorize.

"I, an evil IT guy, am encrypting this file using only this passphrase nobody will be able to guess in a million years."
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Old 19th July 2008
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As far as coming up with passwords, I use a phrase like BSDfan666 above, use the first letter of each word in alternating case, and mix in a few random special characters and throw in non-random numbers (the numbers are word and/or letter counts based on position in the password). Generally the first few days I stare blankly at the screen while reciting the phrase in my head and counting words and letters to re-build the password, but after a while like anything else it becomes muscle memory.

I used to use keepass on my thumb drive, but a while back I switched to pwman instead. It keeps your passwords in a gpg-encrypted db in your home dir

Way too many passwords of varying complexity to remember for work.
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Old 21st July 2008
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I use gnupg to encrypt/decrypt as needed an ascii text "password" file (though, an an aside, I don't keep anything of importance on thumb drives).
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Gorilla ! Available for a few Systems but I never tried it on FreeBSD.
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