I use Emacs and GnuPG to save my passwords to an encrypted file. I'm really happy with this, as I save the encrypted file in Dropbox, and I can decrypt it across all machines and Operating Systems, and it syncs automatically. My Emacs config looks as follows:
(setenv "GPG_AGENT_INFO" nil)
(setq password-cache-expiry (* 15 60))
(setq epa-file-cache-passphrase-for-symmetric-encryption t)
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It looks like my blog got hacked. I noticed that there were some weird posts related to an essay writing service, which I've now deleted. I'm not sure of the attack vector. I had a relatively weak password for my Wordpress user, which could have been the entry point. I'll have a look at the server this weekend and see what I find. At least it's prompted me to do some work on improving the security on the server and to do some software upgrades. I need to set up the letsencrypt
certificates as well.
An easy way to generate a unique, memorable but secure password for each website or service you visit is to apply the following recipe:
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I just read a very scary post about the dangers of using credit cards online
. The author describes are disreputable companies are using sales through legitimate companies to steal your credit card information and get you to "opt-in" to payments. Although some of the technical details aren't quite right, the overall post is well worth reading.