Thank you Travis & Erik,

My very big problem now is, I'm confused how to start a new keyring again!

Erik, all sites & stuff that we keep their Login keys in your revelation
have a password recovery solution! Maybe they don't think that "it's too
easy to break (anyone can find out your mothers maiden name, to take one
I wish you could think over a solution or give an attention to users that
there is NO way to recover the master password before they start using


On 29/07/07, Travis Snoozy <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Mon, 30 Jul 2007 01:45:05 +0700, Erik Grinaker <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> wrote:
> > On Sun, 2007-07-29 at 22:06 +0330, Mehdi Hassanpour wrote:
> > > Unfortunately, I've lost my revelation's master password! I have my
> > > revelation file created with revelation in Ubuntu Dapper and now
> > > wanted to open it in revelation Ubuntu Feisty but can't.
> > > Is there anyway I can recover my master revelation password?
> > > If no, I wish you could add a feature like asking a secret question
> > > etc., to recover the master password for comming releases...
> >
> > Sorry, no - there's no way to recover the password, as that would be a
> > major security risk. Don't really want to add a secret question or
> > something like that either, as I think it's too easy to break (anyone
> > can find out your mothers maiden name, to take one example), and will
> > make the file format more complex than it needs to be.
> >
> Indeed; secure encryption is a double-edged sword, in that when done
> right, your data is effectively irrecoverable if you lose or destroy
> the encryption key. You are essentially put into the exact same boat
> that "bad guys" who might be trying to steal your data are in -- and
> that boat is -intentionally- very difficult to get out of.
> Revelation, at present, will always encrypt a keyring file. If you are
> interested only in the password management aspect, and not at keeping
> said passwords safe from others, it is possible (but *highly*
> not-recommended) to force a revelation keyring to have a blank password:
> 1. Create a new keyring (File > New)
> 2. Save the keyring; enter a weak password when prompted (File > Save)
> 3. Change the keyring password; enter the old password when prompted,
> and leave the new password fields blank (File > Change Password...)
> Note that Revelation will not allow you to create the initial keyring
> file with a blank password.
> --
> Travis

Yours Sincerely, Mehdi Hassanpour
/* Of one Essence is the human race,
Thusly has Creation put the Base;
One Limb impacted is sufficient,
For all Others to feel the Mace.
   ~Saadi (persian poet) -1258 */,

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