Getting Deep into PasswordBox

  • Episode 347
  • May 13, 2014
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Robbie and Sasha speak with Security Engineer, Fran├žois Proulx from PasswordBox about the intricacies of how the platform works, and how the PasswordBox team works to protect our passwords through their secure service.

Notes:
We used one of the Logitech C920 webcams for our main camera this week to see if we could get good picture without the flicker.

Topics Covered:

  • {play 3:34}Sasha's laptop has been "upgraded" to Linux! Robbie chose Zorin OS 8.
  • {play 5:36}Feature: Security Engineer François Proulx joins us from PasswordBox to discuss some of the deeper security questions our viewers have raised regarding the product.
    • A followup interview to the interview with Maeghan Smulders on Episode 332.
    • {play 8:15}Skip the audio difficulties.
    • François Proulx explains his role at PasswordBox.
    • PasswordBox keeps our passwords safe from prying eyes such as hackers and government agencies like the NSA.
    • How the LegacyLocker feature of PasswordBox can share our passwords with a loved one after our death, but can't be compromized by a third party, thinking specifically about hackers and the NSA or other security agencies.
    • The encryption of PasswordBox data is done using RSA Key Pairs, which are asymmetrical.
    • Sasha's Question: Is there a way that is easy to change the passwords on PasswordBox?
    • Viewer Question: Is there a way to export my passwords from PasswordBox to a file, such as XML?
    • Viewer Question: Will PasswordBox eventually be able to be sorted by categories, rather than just a long searchable list of sites and passwords?
    • Viewer Question: When will PasswordBox implement two-factor authentication?
    • Breaking down the technical methods used by LegacyLocker to keep your passwords safe, even while being able to share your passwords with a digital heir after death: a supplemental database, encrypted with a key only available to your digital heir's account and encrypted with their master password.
    • The methods which will be used to provide multi-factor authentication in PasswordBox.
    • Sign up for a free PasswordBox account at cat5.tv/password
    • Learn more about PasswordBox security at https://www.passwordbox.com/security
    • Have a question for PasswordBox? Email security@passwordbox.com
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    • Host: Robbie Ferguson
    • Co-Host: Sasha Dirmeitis

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