GnuDataSafe

 


What is GnuDataSafe?

gnudatasafe is an application that allows users to store sensitive information in secure way.

For example, if you have various passwords, lock combinations, private keys or PIN numbers, then
it can be easy to forget them.

gnudatasafe tackles this problem, by allowing each user on a system to have a file that stores all
these items of information, all encrypted, and protected by a single password.

A user can access a particular piece of stored information (such as a password to a remote system)
by requesting it from gnudatasafe.
All information is 'named' so that only the named information is returned to the user.
This reduces the risk of someone looking over your shoulder from obtaining all information that is
stored - only one piece of information is potentially compromised at this point.
 

What does GnuDataSafe offer?

gnudatasafe uses Blowfish in cbc mode as the symmetric cipher, and SHA-1 as the hashing
algorithm. Both algorithms are in the public domain and have been extensively investigated, and
have been (so far!) assumed to be secure.

This offers increased security over a system that uses proprietory (and potentially weak)
cryptographic systems.

gnudatasafe locks all potentially sensitive memory locations so that no data is written to disk when
the process swaps out.

This means that unencrypted data is not left on disk by gnudatasafe

gnudatasafe uses a console to communicate with the user.

This means that someone executing a 'ps -ef' will not be able to see command line arguments
(such as passwords!). In fact, gnudatasafe does not accept any command line arguments at all.
 

Where can I obtain this fine product?!

gnudatasafe is hosted by Sourceforge, and can be obtained from there