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gemsling

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Tip: Keep a backup of disk image passwords
« on: June 11, 2012, 04:29:14 AM »
One of the things I like about Espionage 3 is that the underlying encryption is done with a regular encrypted sparsebundle disk image. This is reassuring, because it means that I can still access my data if something goes wrong with Espionage. Well, as long as I have the passwords.

Espionage creates a random 30 character password for each folder you encrypt. As a safeguard, it allows you to copy these passwords (only when you have Espionage unlocked, of course). I recommend saving these passwords now, so that you have them available in the unlikely event that something goes wrong with Espionage in the future (e.g. when decrypting a folder or uninstalling). Keep them wherever you securely store other passwords.

In my case, I've created a secure note in LastPass for Espionage. In it, I keep the master password I use to unlock Espionage, but also the 30-char password for each encrypted folder, along with the name of the disk image and the mount-point.

Also, don't forget that you can set Espionage to auto-lock independently of the auto-lock setting for each folder. Since Espionage doesn't ask me to confirm the master password before it lets me copy the password for a folder, I use auto-lock to keep Espionage locked most of the time, and then unlock it just when I need it.
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