SUMMARY: Handheld Devices as a Password Repository

From: Jochen Bern (
Date: Wed Oct 20 1999 - 20:58:01 CDT

(Will try to make this short, as it's quite OT. Details again available
from .)

Original request: What electronic gadget to use to carry passwords
around, hopefully upgrade my calendar to (from OpenWin cmsd), and a
couple more things if possible.

Hand(held)s-down victory for the Palm OS platform, with Psions coming
in second, and the rest of the bunch restricted to *very* special
cases IMHO. In terms of models, I'm very seriously checking out the
new Handspring Visor's, with the 2 MB IBM WorkPad as fallback possi-
bility. Obtaining a case (shock, water, and loss protection) and special
software to manage passwords (data by default not encrypted in memory,
might get accidentally disclosed after being "synced" onto a computer)
strongly suggested, and computer-side software must be obtained to be
able to sync (to Linux and Solaris); all other bases covered out-of-
the-box, as far as my current *serious* needs go.

Thanks-to and other information: See URL above.

Thanks again,
                                                                J. Bern

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