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Hello,

Im trying to finalise my final year project. Ive almost decided on a program that can securely store passwords.

Whilst my tutor is happy with this idea he has stated that I need to spice it up abit by adding some more advanced features.

Does anybody have any suggestions of what else I could add to this base idea?

Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
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by:jgmontgo
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Yea, I would encrypt the password database and then make sure the program is password protected itself.
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sound advice
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Can you add some portability to it?

Put it on a memory stick and - as long as you have the master password - it doesn't much matter what PC or browser you are using your credentials are passed to the correct pages - and removed as the stick is removed.
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I like your idea MASQUERAID, very nice!
 
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by:peetm
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'final year' - at what level?
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Degree level.

Perhaps I've mislead slightly.  I'm not creating database (such as access one).

My intention is to have a program that a user can safely store all their passwords into. This by itself is not complex enough and thus my tutor is reccomending that I add extra dimension to it.

One of suggestions he put forward was linking the program with a memory stick and using it as dongle. So to enable use of the program you would need to the master password and also the USB stick. How this would work in practice I've yet to figure out.
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by:peetm
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Could you perhaps write the program in a language like ML/Haskell/F#, and provide some proofs, i.e., I'm sure the 'program' should be enough if demonstrated enough CS concepts, understanding, use and implementation.
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by:Hugh Fraser
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How about adding support for an escrow account. That's a second account (usually a security administrator) that also has the ability to access the secured contents. It's used in the situation where, for instance, the owner of some important data that's encrypted is not available (ie. perhaps deceased).
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by:Tolomir
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No spoiler here just pick some suggestions from this feature list:

http://www.keepass.info/features.html

Tolomir
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by:kguy18
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Take a look at this persons question: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Project_Management/Q__23686004.html

Might be able to integrate some features... Good Luck!
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by:RDAdams
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Add a secure notes feature.  Just for misc. info.
Allow it to integrate with outlook/IE/firefox etc.  Ie enter your password key once per session then it works until you manually lock it or log out. (not locked in screen saver mode)

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