👨‍💻 Sticky Password Lifetime AND KeepSolid VPN Lifetime for $30

This is such an incredible deal I thought it was a typo. But, it’s totally legit and goes into the must-have category. If you look around Stacksocial, a Sticky Password Lifetime license is offered for $30 on it’s own. KeepSolid VPN can also be had for $30. That is $30 a piece. This is $30 for the bundle, so it’s buy one, get one free. A password manager is essential these days. You need strong passwords and an easy way to get at them. I’ve just started converting all mine over to Sticky Password. I’ve also got the iOS version. So far it’s turning out to be a nice replacement for Roboform. A VPN isn’t just for connecting to a public WiFi. It’s important to keep your ISP out of your business. $30 for a lifetime license is a shockingly good deal. Both can be had for a limited time at StackSocial. The Lifetime Password Manager & Privacy Subscription Bundle

Generating random passwords with Keyboard Maestro

Even though there are a dozen tools and a dozen ways to generate a password, it’s possible to do that very thing using Keyboard Maestro. Why use Keyboard Maestro? Don’t be silly. The answer is obviously, well, why not? This is a simple macro that uses a dialog to get the length of the password, uses a List (Array) to set up the password, the RAND function to pick a letter, and indexing the List to find characters. It may not be practical, but it’s educational. I use this for generating test passwords. I test account generation on a regular basis and this makes sure we can handle special character and passwords of a certain length. It automates the process so I don’t have to switch apps, copy, then paste. As you can see from the example, the first step is to prompt for the length of the password. This is stored and used in the Repeat function later on. […]

Encrypt Plain Text with Paranoia Text Encryption

I run into this situation fairly regularly. I have a password, server name, or database credentials I need to share to a different machine, but obviously don’t want to send it in plain text. Isn’t there a simple way to encrypt just that data and send it through Slack, iMessage or Mini Note? Many people would say that’s what password managers are for. And they’re right. But, what if I don’t want to buy yet another copy of said tool, or I’m sending this to a Windows machine, or an iPad? There is a more direct and simple answer, Paranoia Text Encryption. This is a free tool for Mac, Linux, Windows, iOS, Android, and as a web page, that encrypts small fragments of text so you can send it over a less than secure channel. This is exactly the type of tool I have been looking for. Most encryption tools want to encrypt a file, or the volume. I want […]