As consultant, I always face the issue to have to create complicated passwords to match a company's security policies but I often end up writing them somewhere which isn’t the safest, because the rules make it often too hard to remember (at least one uppercase, must have numeric and/or special characters, cannot have repeating characters, cannot be the last 5 passwords etc.).
To take a break off of very complicated stuff (yes starEngine & more are coming), I spent a few hours coding a new application for Android (only – for now) to answer to my issue which is to remember the dozens of passwords, accounts and pins of every day’s life.
So without further ado, I’m pleased to introduce cStash (stands for crypto stash), a brand new crypto application with the following features:
The key to this application is to always use the same encryption key but never store it anywhere. Instead of remembering all of your sensitive information, just remember that one key phrase. Because of the sensitive nature of the data, the application will prompt you for the key every 240s (adjustable in the option panel from 30 seconds to 240 seconds). So in case someone gets a hold of your phone with the app opened, that person won’t be able to read the content of the app. Nothing is stored online, so no worries about some server being hacked. And even if the burglar extracts your data from the app, thanks to the strong encryption (AES 256), and with a decent key phrase, it would take centuries to brute-force the decryption. Your personal data is safe with cStash.
Now with cStash, all my account, personal information, passwords, whatever, are secured and available to me only whenever I need it, wherever I am.
You can check it out in the Google Play Store and if you like the app, please leave a nice 5 stars review! The app’s free!! And of course it’s build with the RCP framework!!! The iOS version will be available shortly.