Saturday, June 27, 2009

Version 2 Released

The major new feature with version 2 is modifiers. These allow you to specify the inclusion of particular character classes (alpha, numeric, or special) in your randomly generated password making mushpup compatible with almost every sort of password requirement.

The new version is available on the mushpup home page. The code, as always, is available at the mushpup google code site.

Version 2 is backwards compatible with version 1. But version 1 remain available at:

For a complete rundown of the new release, click here.

Friday, July 20, 2007

slashdot post on password security in Firefox

This has me a bit worried as I do use the Firefox password manager. But I also use a master password, which someone suggested helps.

In any event, the post spurred me add the mushpup home edition as a download on the mushpup project page:

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Useless Account

Perfect for mushpup! :)

Friday, September 15, 2006

microbars and microtags

Inspired by the firefox tag at the bottom of the page, a convenient way to remind yourself of your password and link to the mushpup page.

The tags:

mushpup microbar

mushpup microbar

The code:

<a href=""><img style="cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;" src="" border="0" alt=" microbar" /></a>

<a href=""><img style="cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;" src="" border="0" alt=" microbar" /></a>

Saturday, September 09, 2006

file and folder backups with 7-zip

7-Zip is a great zip program (or, technically, file archiver), not least because it's open source and free. It works nicely with mushpup and gmail to back-up important data and documents, too.

7-Zip allows you to add a password to your archive or zipped folder. This is where mushpup comes in. With mushpup, I just use the file's name in the site box along with my usual mushpup secret word. Then I compress the file, login to gmail, attach it to a message, and send it to myself. I include a reminder in mushpup notation to myself in the body of the email:

m{this.file > msw}m12

7-Zip does a great job compressing text files, which is nice for my writing and web design work. It wasn't much help on media files since those are already pretty much compressed to the max. But it also allows you to break up your archive into multiple parts, so you can break up your bigger files in 9-10 MB parts and email each part to yourself.

A neat package all around.