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gnu-pw-mgr - derive a password from an id

This program is designed to make it easy to reconstruct difficult passwords when they are needed while limiting the risk of attack. The user of this program inputs a self-defined transformation of a web site URL and obtains the password and user name hint for that web site. You must, however, be able to remember this password id, or the password is lost forever.

The Wikipedia has an excellent article on passwords in general and there is a paper published at Stanford* that describes a browser plug-in that is substantially similar to this program.

* Blake Ross; Collin Jackson, Nicholas Miyake, Dan Boneh and John C. Mitchell (2005). "Stronger Password Authentication Using Browser Extensions". Proceedings of the 14th Usenix Security Symposium. USENIX. pp. 17–32


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