As Tindie blog readers, I’m certain that you all create strong passwords for each and every one of your accounts, perhaps even using a Mooltipass to keep track of everything. If, however, a friend of yours uses his cat’s name followed by “123” for each account, then perhaps it’s time to get one of these mechanical password keepers.
This password keeping cylinder works by sliding each of its four rings around until you spell the name of the site. Each of these letters produces a pseudorandom symbol, which can then be input as the first part of a site’s password (actually the line above it according to the video below). After this, you can make up a rule to fill out the rest of the password, generating something that is, for practical purposes, impossible to guess.
One possible flaw in this design that you might notice is that if everyone gets the same key ring, than anyone with the special “decoder” can produce the first four symbols of your password. This device has that covered, in that there are eight rings available, and they can be rearranged how you see fit.
If that weren’t enough, I’d like to point out that it is hollow and has a tiny bit of space inside for a “lost and found” note (or for whatever else you might want to store inside). And for those of you who are truly mechanical nerds, it’s quite reminiscent of the CURTA mechanical calculator. Awesome.
Also, be sure to check out the rest of the Russtopia Labs store for more password-related goodness!