Password Generator widget
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What's New
Version 1.2 - New icon
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later







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Anonymous reviewed on 14 Sep 2005
Amazing! This widget appears to contain code to determine if it is being run in IE (to handle the HTTP request).

I cannot stress enough that you should not use this widget as it does NOT generate random passwords and that it DOES call home.

I wouldn't trust this with the password to an empty file cabinet.
[Version 1.2]

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Anonymous commented on 16 Sep 2005
You sir, are an idiot. This widget does not "call home". It contacts random.org to obtain random values which are then used to generate the password.
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rspeed replied on 23 Feb 2009
Glen,

As of version 1.1 it DID call home (see earlier comments). In version 2.2 the author apparently changed this behavior but didn't outline it in the description.

Regardless, the app uses a network resource which is NOT secure (no SSL) in order to grab random numbers even though a true random number generator is available locally.

The password generator in Keychain.app is much more flexible anyway.
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Anonymous reviewed on 03 Sep 2005
new version seems better, except it connects to the internet every time so not good for "on-the-run" people. it connects to planxty.dsg.cs.tcd.ie with is a page with a outer connection to random.org But why no connect to random.org?
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 08 Jun 2005
After noting that the numbers don't seem random, you can have 2 instances running that cycle through the same series password. I noticed that it the list remains unchanged when powering down and rebooting. Meaning that the same series of passwords are cycled through never changing. I would be highly suspect of using a password from this software, unless someone can tell me why it wouldn't be a hugh security risk to use passwords supplied by some unknown party. Oddly enough Keychain helper seems to do the same thing, run through a list of password rather than generate them... very suspect.
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 28 May 2005
WARNING--It's not random. At all. It produces the same passwords. Try this: place two of these widgets on your desktop. Hit generate password. On my machine it gives me the exact same password on each widget.
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 12 May 2005
Can you include a screenshot of your widget?
[Version 1.0]


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Downloads:5,778
Version Downloads:4,200
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:14 Sep 2005
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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