Passwords are a necessary evil in today’s connected age. Even more annoying is that you really shouldn’t use the same password for all of the sites you log into, otherwise when one is compromised, all of them can potentially be hacked. Solutions such as writing them down on paper, or even some sort of algorithm based on the date and your mother’s maiden name might work, but ideally this would be done automatically.
There is software designed to do this for you, but what if it gets compromised? As explained in the following video, you’re back to square one. Perhaps being extremely cautious about your credentials isn’t that crazy of a notion.
To combat this possibility, the Mooltipass is an offline password keeper that operates separately from your computer. It needs both smartcard as well as a code to access. It runs only tested code, so a virus or malicious program can’t (in theory) compromise your passwords. Making it even cooler is that its development process was followed on Hackaday and the product is open source so you can check things out for yourself.
It’s a neat idea, and if you have a high regard for your password security, one of these devices can be had on Tindie for $170 plus shipping and handling. Certainly not cheap, but in some cases this is well worth it.
Finally, if you have no idea where the term “Mooltipass” comes from, then perhaps the following clip will refresh your memory. Apparently “Mool…” is how “Multipass” is pronounced if you sound the word out while having no frame of reference as to the phonetics of the English language.