[Wehrdo] has posted a guide with an extremely low-tech solution to password management. He literally put the passwords on a floppy disk in the form of paper glued to the magnetic film. For those that still have some floppy disks around, this is a zero cost hack. We wouldn’t recommend this for state secrets, but for those prolific forum registrations it’s a great idea.
24 thoughts on “Passwords On Floppy Disk”
It’s not a hack, but I do like the idea.
That is pretty interesting…
You have no idea what a hack actually is, do you?
Ironically, copying the passwords by hand from this floppy to another takes the same amount of time as it would if it were a file on the floppy…
HAHAHHAAHAHA Good one. I wonder if I use a SuperDisk will I be able to fit more passwords.
Funny, I use to do the same thing with a “clicky” eraser and crib notes for math class.
cute, definitely cute.
I hide lots of things I don’t want seen, in my floppy disks. I’ve got one floppy disk case (holds about 10) and I store things for emergencies. Nobody thinks twice when they see them, but I have $50 in one, standard Smith & Wesson handcuff keys in another, and some passwords in another.
Hiding things in plain sight works.
@adam: no, but 5 1/2 and 8 inch disks will. and i always thought that they can store less data ;)
@peach, not poster you were replying to. But its no more a hack than sticking a post it note on the side of your monitor really is it?
Hate instructables “multi-page” thing.
then you can view it without clicking next page a gazillion times…
o mattos, Just add ?ALLSTEPS (In caps) to the end of the URL.
how about just using keepass?
What WOULD you recommend for state secrets then?
I got one better, Micro SDHC cards fit inside there as well that’s 16GB & soon to be 32GB when the new ones come out! Also Micro sdhc could have anything passwords, Truecrypt keys. Password keychains etc.
This is pretty similar to what Bruce Shneier recommends – writing your PWs down and putting them in your wallet – after all, you already do a pretty good job of keeping your credit cards and DL safe, right?
I strongly suspect those who complain about ‘omg, not a haxkz0r!1!! n00b!’ would still complain about it not being a hack if they reposted one of the first few hackaday posts.
THIS is a hack, reuse a object for something usefull again. Hackaday is back on track.
please NO arduino in a floppy XD
^ you mean like this? ;-)
wrote my passwords in feces on bedroom wall. Is I hack?
it’s a clever hiding spot. We used to do this with LSD.
Damn it hackaday, now people are going to screw with my Amiga disks :(
This inspired me to write an article about passwords and becoming a pass-gician :)
Check it out… http://www.thedailyharangue.com/2009/08/dont-be-bad-paw0rd-maker.html
And now I’m reminded of those old security codewheels you used to get in DOS games. You know, from back when copy protection was cool.
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