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create secure, recoverable passwords Cryptnos enables you to create secure passwords that are unique for each site but are all based on a common pass phrase. Since secure passwords are usually difficult to remember, many people use the same password for many services. As a result, if one of your accounts gets hacked all others are at risk as well since they use the same password (and probably the same email address). With Cryptnos, you can use a single, easy to remember master pass phrase, which is used to generate a password based on the name of the site or service and a selected hash algorithm. For example, you could use "test123" as your master pass phrase and then generate a unique password for "snapfiles", which would be "s4LNAniR" while the password for "facebook" would be "xsGqseRC". If you forget any of these passwords, simple run Cryptnos, enter the site name and regenerate the password. As long as the site name and application settings are the same, Cryptnos will regenerate the same password for you. The program supports different password parameters (lenght, character types) as well as several hash algorithms to choose from. It is important to remember that you need to use the same Hash algorithm and password settings as well as the exact same site name if you want to recreate the original password. Cryptnos makes this easy by offering the option to lock your parameters, so you don't accidentally change them and you can also make a backup of your settings. Cryptnos also offers an Android version, which allows you to recreate your password if you need access to them on the go. Copyright

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Publisher J.T. Darlington Price Free
Version 1.3.3  history Last updated Mar 13, 2013
File Size 888 Kb Requirements .NET Framework 2.0

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Few advantages 1 stars by ikniqpalagaq765 Jan 03, 2021 (Read all my 2 reviews)
Cryptnos 1.3.3 can generate up to an 88 character password, but its output is limited to a base64 character set. No wide usage of punctuation or other keyboard symbols in other complex password generators. If your password needs are limited by strict policies, Cryptnos might work for you. If you need complexity in the passwords you require, avoid this old, outdated software. show Review details
Works well 4 stars by Nicholas Feb 27, 2013 (Read all my 72 reviews)
A fine and handy method to create and retrieve unique (very) long passwords with a few keystrokes and mouse clicks. Works well as long as you remember your own passphrase. However, you have to use a password manager like Password Vault as well if you have password protected web apps on other platforms like Android, Apple or Linux. On these platforms Cryptnos will not run so you have to retrieve your user ID's and passwords from a printed list. show Review details
Great tool to improve your password security! 4 stars by jbauer68 Apr 26, 2012 (Read all my 4 reviews)
Let's face it, most of us use the same darn password for most sites, or maybe a combination of 2 different passwords. If you use the same password on Billy Ray's Blog that you use for your bank or Amazon account, Billy Ray (or anybody that hacks his site) has got your email and password, free to try it out on some commonly used site until they get a "Bingo". With this app, you can still only have to remember on password (or passphrase as they call it), but the actual password for each site will be totally different. Unlike with traditional password managers, even if your computer explodes and goes up in flames, your passwords are never lost - simply download a copy of the Cryptonos, enter your site names and the passphrase and you can recreate your passwords. show Review details
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