gppixelworks

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Name gppixelworks
User since November 28, 2008
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LastPass Password Manager

Trust Level - Low Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This add-on does, technically, work well from user standpoint.

However as the for profit company which maintains this add-on and service is responsible for all passwords, credit card information (almost anything as 'Secure Notes' are also supported) the level of security and trust should be of the highest level.

Sadly, I am unable to have a strong faith any data entered into LastPass is, in fact, secure. Here's why:

1) LastPass is an American company.

2) Interestingly the company is located in Fairfax, Virgina which, condescendingly, is a 12 mile drive from the CIA headquarters in McLean, VA.

3) LastPass states all data is encrypted which is correct. It's common knowledge American companies are compelled by law (and legal action taken against them) to provide access to 'secure' or 'encrypted' data by American police agencies (NSA, CIA, etc.). It would be surprising if American spy agencies haven't tapped this treasure trove of information yet.

4) Even for those who like government agencies trolling their usernames and passwords (and login history at a minimum), software with backdoors are insure by definition. Built-in backdoor access is a venerable point of entry for non-government hackers and thieves.

One could do better for login security with a local, OpenSource password encryption software which also autofills. One could use packages such as KeePassx, KeePass or TrueCrypt for example

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.20). 

WebPG for Mozilla

Complex Encryption - Simply! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A very straightforward add-on that allows users of all levels (and those without prior encryption experience) to use high grade encryption.

Instantly encrypt/decrypt web based email (using a web browser to read email - for example Gmail, Hotmail).

What I find useful about WebPG is that:

- Installs as any other Firefox add-on; easy!
- Colourful, easy to view settings menus (see screenshots).
- A novice can be locking down and securing their communications in less than 5 minutes.

Simply the easiest PGP based encryption add-on or application I've seen to date.

Welcome to the age of privacy & security through industrial grade encryption.

References:

'What is a digital signature?' A simple, quick, illustrated overview of digital signatures.
http://www.youdzone.com/signature.html

GNU Privacy Guard: http://gnupg.org/

Clipmarks

Workaround for emailing Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great plugin. Quite disappointed there is no version for Firefox 4.x. Currently looking for a similar way to do what Clipmarks does. Their "Amplify" service doesn't provide an email option.

After playing with their Amplify extension, it turns out one can use it to send email via Clipmarks. Strange Clipmarks doesn't mention this.

How it works:

1) Setup your (new) Amplify account to send clippings to Clipmarks.
2) Use the Amplify extension to clip from a website.
3) After the clip is posted to Amplify, the Clipmarks window pops up allowing one to post the clip to Clipmarks.
4) After posting to Clipmarks, you have the usual option to send it by email.

Penny Post

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I found the set-up straight forward. The auto-locate for some programs worked properly and selected the correct file.

Simple concept which shows promising signs of cutting down spam. (Although, honestly, my anti-spam preference is challenge/response.)