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    Steganos LockNote

    Finding the need to store userids, passwords, and the like somewhere safe, I have come across Steganos LockNote. Once you've worked out how it operates (another example of blithe assumptions by the author that it is "obvious" and needs no documentation!) it seems to work well, and adds about 300K to the size of your text file.

    I can find nothing about whether there is any form of redundancy which would allow data recovery in the event of (minor) corruption of the file.

    Has anyone any experience of its use, or is there a more flexible mechanism? (TrueCrypt might be a bit over-the-top for what I need!).

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    Re: Steganos LockNote

    Sorry, I'm not familiar with LockNote. But I have been a long-time user of Access Manager . I've used it through many versions and upgrades and have become a big fan. I have about sixty different sets of usernames and passwords for various sites, etc. And this program handles them all very well.

    When you're looking at a site that requires a username / password, you can simply drag the entries from Access Manager and drop them onto the appropriate fields. No need to type anything. You can also enter extra notes, live URLs, etc into Acccess Manager. Very handy and highly recommended.

    I use the <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> version. The paid version will let you store the program on a USB key for extra security.
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    Re: Steganos LockNote

    <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15> Oops! I may have missed the entire point of your post.

    If the objective is to secure or encrypt a text file, then Access manager obviously does not provide a solution. However, if the goal is to have a neat, organized and secure way of keeping up with user id's and passwords, then Access manger will do the trick.

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    Re: Steganos LockNote

    From your post I'm not quite sure what you are trying to accomplish. If you are looking for a passowrd manager see Cygnus Productions [Password Corral - Freeware].

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    Re: Steganos LockNote

    Piling on to the scrum, I'm still happy with Password Safe, see <post#=39020>post 39020</post#> - thoughit is not a generic file encypter.
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    Re: Steganos LockNote

    What I am trying to encrypt is a whole variety of data which will include user names, passwords, telephone numbers, mail addresses, email addresses, IP addresses, MAC addresses, and so on and so forth, which forms technical 'magic-number-type' documentation for our server, LAN, workstations, support and the like. Currently they live (for historical reasons!) in five worksheets in an Excel spreadsheet which is password protected, but they could just as easily live in five text files (or even one text file with five 'chunks'.

    I'm just looking for a more convenient and non-Excel-dependent means of storing them from prying eyes, in a convenient and reliable/recoverable form!

    I will look into all the suggestions, with thanks...

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    Re: Steganos LockNote

    The algorithm used is certainly regarded as "secure":
    Your informations will be encrypted using a password and most modern AES 256bit encryption technology.

    The following is posted at SourceForge.net: Help:
    Does the application save unencrypted temp files by any chance? My current editor saves temp files and securely deletes them when it closes. But when it crashes these files get left behind which is why I started looking for an alternative. Does LockNote have this vulnerability?
    Thanks. Mike

    but the query remains unanswered.

    I presume there is source code included in the download, or available? That might give some indication. Personally, I wouldn't trust anything cryptographic unless I can see (and recompile) the source.

    Aln

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    Re: Steganos LockNote

    Alan

    It didn't seem to me that any of the questions posted were answered, nor were any of the suggestions for new features.

    So all you can say is that it's free, and it might work, but that the authors live in an ivory tower!

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    Re: Steganos LockNote

    Just stumbled on this page: Download Encrypting - Softpedia.
    Lots to mess with there!

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    Re: Steganos LockNote

    Thanks, Alan -- a mere 241 programs to 'check out'!

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