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Comment: Re:In the meantime - LastPass! (Score 4, Informative) 446

by Kiaradune (#40755183) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What's Holding Up Single Sign-On?

Fortunately they don't have access to your unencrypted passwords..

"AES utilizing 256-bit keys.AES-256 is accepted by the US Government for protecting TOP SECRET data. AES is implemented in JavaScript for the website, and in C++ for speed in the Internet Explorer and Firefox plug-ins.
This is important because your sensitive data is always encrypted and decrypted locally on your computer before being synchronized. Your master password never leaves your computer and your key never leaves your computer. No one at LastPass (or anywhere else) can decrypt your data without you giving up your password (we will never ask you for it). Your key is created by taking a SHA-256 hash of your password. When you login, we make a hash of your username concatenated with your password, and that hash is what's sent to verify if you can download your encrypted data."

Comment: In the meantime - LastPass! (Score 3, Informative) 446

by Kiaradune (#40754607) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What's Holding Up Single Sign-On?

In the meantime, check out - you get to use a single password to protect all of your other passwords. You can generate random ones, store the passwords in the cloud, so are accessible by you, anywhere. I cannot do justice here to the security and features offered.

Essentially you visit a site, and LastPass fills in the username/password for you.

Time to take stock. Go home with some office supplies.