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Release of version 1.6 of gnu-pw-mgr

From: Bruce Korb
Subject: Release of version 1.6 of gnu-pw-mgr
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2015 09:53:13 -0700
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GNU gnu-pw-mgr "manages" passwords by re-computing them on demand.
It does an sha256 sum of a long, unguessable string stored in a
protected file conjoined with a never-recorded private permutation of
a domain name.  The result is cropped and twiddled in repeatable ways
to satisfy the password requirements of the intended web site.
By basing the check sum on a permutation of a domain, it winds up
easier to have different passwords for different domains than to
overuse a single password.

Since its initial release, none of the algorithms have changed, so
previously created passwords will still be produced by this modified

New in 1.6 - October, 2015

An important release (for me).  I got fed up with being bitten by
unanswerable "security questions":

* A fix for security questions.  They are too hard to remember,
  and tend to be consistent from web site to web site.
  A "--confirm" option has been added to provide secure answers
  that varies from site to size for these questions.

online docs:
gnu-pw-id home:
primary ftp:
bug reports:     bug-gnu-pw-mgr at the usual GNU domain
bug archive:
maintainer:      Bruce Korb - bkorb at the usual GNU domain

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