Security of this Password Manager?

By johnhenry ยท 4 replies
Jan 29, 2007
  1. Hey Folks,
    For reasons of simplicity/portability I need to use a password manager for some on-line accounts. I'm looking at one called PINs

    See PINs here

    It's a great, free program; I'm just concerned about security of it.
    It says it uses 448Bit Blowfish encryption, which is good.

    But I worry about the vulnerability of the program itself.

    Also, It's open source.

    Any thoughts, opinions or experiences welcome!
    Thanks :)
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    The "current" version is from 2003! You had better find something that is actively being worked on. No security-related program can be so ready that one doesn't have to improve it in three years.
  3. johnhenry

    johnhenry TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 69

    Thanks Nodsu.

    I was a little worried about that when I saw it too. But then, i started thinking that may not be too important a concern. I'm tempted to use this unless I here of any specific threats, because it's free, easy to use, and has all the features I need.

    Follow up: is the Blowfish algorythm considered out-dated?

  4. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    However, good enough for individuals... the Blowfish algorythm is still quite secure.
  5. jeffcool

    jeffcool TS Rookie

    I recommend Cute Password Manager to manage your on-line accounts and log you in websites with these accounts automatically.
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