When creating a web application that handles user information it is a good idea to protect anything considered sensitive rather than storing it as plaintext within a database. The goal is to make it as difficult as possible for a malicious person to obtain access to this sensitive information. Rather than encrypting sensitive information with the knowledge that it can one day become decrypted, it is better to hash this sensitive data instead because hashing is a one-way process.Read More
There are a lot of password managers on the market, some in the cloud, some local, all with features that may or may not be useful in all circumstances. I’m personally an advocate of being in control of your secure information and shedding reliance on closed source or cloud alternatives. This is why I use pass, the standard unix password manager.
The pass application is Mac and Linux compatible, but Windows support probably isn’t impossible. The application works by maintaining a list of password files that have been encrypted using GPG, a widely used cryptography software. Decrypting the files will result in access to your password information.
We’re going to take a look at using pass and see why it is a convenient option for password management.Read More
Not too long ago I released a time-based one-time password manager called OTP Safe to Google Play and iTunes. That particular application was built with Ionic Framework and I even wrote a tutorial explaining how to make a similar 2FA manager with Ionic 2. Being a hybrid mobile application, there were some performance limitations that came with the Ionic 2 application. This inspired me to convert the application to something native and NativeScript seemed like a solid solution.
Let’s take time-based one-time password management to the next level and create a native mobile application with NativeScript and Angular.Read More
A few years back I created an Android and iOS application called OTP Safe that managed time-based one-time passwords. This application was made with the first version of Ionic Framework and at the time was great because it accomplished more than the Google Authenticator application. Now that Ionic 2 is approaching stable release, it seemed like a cool idea to take this one-time password application and build it with the latest and greatest including Angular.
We’re going to see how to create an iOS and Android time-based one-time password manager using Ionic 2, Angular, and TypeScript.Read More