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Kyle: A password manager for paranoids.


For a password manager kyle differs with the others in two points;

  • It doesn't store any password so there is no file to steal and crack for attackers
  • So you can't store any given password from 3rd parties but demand your own

And kyle differs with password generators with;

  • Generated passwords are not random but a brute-force method can take trillions of years to crack just one

    For example on the test vectors Bill Gates' password tooks 12.11 secs on a MacBook Pro Early 2013 with 2,4 GHZ Intel Core i7. So even for a lazy master-key with 8 chars includes small-case-letters and numbers 36^8+36^7+36^5+36^4+36^3+36^2+36 equals 2901713047668 combination with 12.11 secs per combination try leads to 1,114,274 years to try all combinations.

  • It doesn't use any specific hash or encryption algorithm although it uses mixture of them by an algorithm to choose which generated from info and master-key.

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