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Re: [O] An org password manager

From: Ramon Diaz-Uriarte
Subject: Re: [O] An org password manager
Date: Sun, 11 May 2014 11:15:16 +0200
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Dear Jorge,

Neat!! Thanks for providing the details.

I've been using a somewhat similar approach with a lot less functionality
for a few years, but as I reported in the org email list, something I find
unsettling is that if an encrypted buffer is killed right when it is being
opened (when you just typed the password ---sure, low probability, but not
zero), part of the contents of the encrypted buffer are left, as plain
text, in other buffer(s).

I reported this here


and I still experience the problem (I just try it not to happen). Is
this not affecting you at all? I'd have thought it would, since you are
also using a timer to kill the buffer, and it could fire right after you
enter the password.



On Sun, 11-05-2014, at 07:21, Jorge A. Alfaro-Murillo <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi! I have been using org for managing passwords for a some time now. In
> case someone is interested, the code is in:
> https://bitbucket.org/alfaromurillo/org-passwords.el
> To consult the database, the code provides a function to open the Org
> file with the passwords in Read-Only mode, sets a timer after which the
> buffer is killed and provides functions for copying the password without
> it getting into the kill-ring. It also provides two types of functions
> for generating passwords: strings of random characters, and random words
> of the correcthorsebatterystaple-type. The README file in bitbucket has
> detailed information about the usage.
> If there is interest from the community this can also go to /contrib.
> Best,
> Jorge.

Ramon Diaz-Uriarte
Department of Biochemistry, Lab B-25
Facultad de Medicina 
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid 
Arzobispo Morcillo, 4
28029 Madrid

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