Mnemosyne
Mnemosyne
1.0

5.0

Mnemosyne free download for Mac

Mnemosyne

1.0
18 June 2006

Generate passwords based on a key.

Overview

Mnemosyne is a password generator. It doesn't generate random passwords. Instead, passwords are generated based on a key and an user name. If you remember the key you can recreate any password for any user name you have created somewhere along the way.

Requirements for Mnemosyne

  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later

2 Mnemosyne Reviews

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Gary-Schroeder
23 June 2007

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This is how a password generator should work. All the other generators I checked out create random passwords that you then have to memorize or store somewhere, either written down or on your computer. If someone steals your computer from your home and finds your written list of passwords they have access to everything. If someone steals your laptop and can get into your Keychain account, where you would presumably keep your passwords, they would have access to everything. With Mnemosyne you create a single pass phrase that you memorize. You could then keep all the user names in Keychain along with any settings you used to generate the password. Anyone gaining access to Keychain wouldn't be able to do anything because they don't have the pass phrase. The only quibble I have is that after copying the password to paste into wherever the password stays on the clipboard. It would be nice if Mnemosyne would erase the clipboard after a certain amount of time.
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Version 1.0
cubanpete
26 June 2017
This is the only way to create really secure passwords. Because your passwords are not stored anywhere on your Mac they can't be stolen. All you have to do is memorise one single passphrase to recreate the passwords needed. Everyone concerned with security should use this. This is how I do it. As an example, I enter my secret Passphrase in the top box, next as "User" I would type macupdate or amazon or whatever, then select length + strength and hit generate. That's all. My password is created and ready to copy. I can recreate this password anytime using my "Passphrase" and "User" without having to store it. I have this on Mac and PC on the iPhone and on Android. Great app. Thanks a lot !!!
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Version 1.0
Gary-Schroeder
23 June 2007
This is how a password generator should work. All the other generators I checked out create random passwords that you then have to memorize or store somewhere, either written down or on your computer. If someone steals your computer from your home and finds your written list of passwords they have access to everything. If someone steals your laptop and can get into your Keychain account, where you would presumably keep your passwords, they would have access to everything. With Mnemosyne you create a single pass phrase that you memorize. You could then keep all the user names in Keychain along with any settings you used to generate the password. Anyone gaining access to Keychain wouldn't be able to do anything because they don't have the pass phrase. The only quibble I have is that after copying the password to paste into wherever the password stays on the clipboard. It would be nice if Mnemosyne would erase the clipboard after a certain amount of time.
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Version 1.0
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