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Comment Re:Why not a password hasher? (Score 1) 134

Again I see your point. But I've used this system for close to a decade now and I'm only using two master passwords so far. How many passwords have you memorised in the last ten years?

Less than a half dozen. One for the password vault, encrypted phone unlock, PC login, work login and one or two others I'm forgetting. The rest are all just random unique passwords per site.

One issue I see with your hash is using it for sites that have piss poor password policies such as your password can't be over X characters long, or it has to contain letter, number, and limited list of symbols, etc. Your hash could possibly not match the requirements. What do you do in this case?

Comment Re:Why not a password hasher? (Score 3, Interesting) 134

Say there is a security breach and you are forced to update your password. With your hasher you now need to update every single site to use the new password.

With a password vault with unique passwords for every site you change the password for that single site and you're done.

Comment Re:Why not a password hasher? (Score 1) 134

The key file doesn't change, the password vault file will change as you add and change passwords.

You manually copy the key file locally to any device you want to be able to open the vault.

The vault itself is synced via a cloud service so all devices can access the latest passwords.

If someone were to get into your cloud storage they could get the vault, but not the key.

This method doesn't protect against locally exploited or physical access, but it stops online security breaches.

Comment Re:Expected (Score 3, Interesting) 134

If a site has shitty password storage and is compromised that password is leaked and their are bots that try logging into other sites using the same credentials. By having different passwords for different sites you can prevent this.

There are password vaults that keep everything local if you are worried about security.

Comment Re:What is the appeal of these things? (Score 1) 129

My old MotoACTV was pretty functional.

It had on board GPS, WiFi, BlueTooth 4.0, and ANT+.

This allowed you to use it as a fitness device and leave your phone at home. It could track a run via GPS, while having a heart rate monitor connected via ANT+ (it also supports footpods, and bike modules). You could have a pair of Bluetooth or wired earbuds connected and listen to locally stored music or Podcasts/Audio Books. And when you get home it automatically uploaded the run to your online profile.

When connected to a phone it showed calls and SMS. It didn't support emails very well.

It even ran full Android and you could hack it and run whatever you wanted on it if you really wanted to deal with the small screen.

It was a great first gen product, and then Google bought Motorola's mobile division and killed it....

Comment Re:Hope the crow is tasty (Score 3, Insightful) 157

Nothing has changed. Microsoft has had this type of licensing in place for Enterprise before now. Adding a subscription to Home and Pro would be a major change. But if they threw it into O365 it would actually be a good change, just as long as they still a purchasable copy that doesn't have a recurring fee.

Comment Re:But now part of the historical narrative? (Score 1) 621

Why? Because you can't deal with the outcome of a democratic vote? Tell me honestly, do you actually want to replace democracy with something else? And if so, what?

A dictatorship of course. All of these super intelligent people know far better than anyone else. Get around that pesky voting thing and just let them have their way.

Comment Re: Versioning Filesystems (Score 1) 102

That's the biggest lose with Microsoft dropping their home server OS. It's still available in Windows Server, but it's several hundred dollars versus $100-150 for home server.

It provided automatic daily backups in a way that didn't have a user accessible mounted share. Restores were provided by a read-only network share that would become mounted, as well as a boot able USB key for full restores.

File history included with Windows 8 & 10 does give an automated time machine style backup system. But it backs up to a user writable network share or external drive.

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