Suggestion for Interactive Brokers

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by eagle488, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. GTS


    I guess you are missing my point, if you store a text file with all of your passwords (for copying/pasting) in encrypted form then there is no plain text version stored on the computer (except while loaded in memory)
    #11     Nov 16, 2006
  2. bidask


    if it's encrypted then you can't just copy and paste it into the login screen which is what he wants to do.

    #12     Nov 16, 2006
  3. GTS


    Man, you really are making this difficult:

    Create Excel spreadsheet
    Enter passwords
    Save spreadsheet
    Encrypt using NTFS encryption (File->Properties->Encrypt)

    Result: File is encrypted on hard drive but while you are logged in you can open it and copy/paste the passwords just fine

    If your laptop is stolen or compromised the file cannot be unencrypted without your Windows password (or a brute force attack).

    Clear enough?
    #13     Nov 16, 2006
  4. I use a program called Roboform where all my passwords are stored. The program uses different forms of encryption like AES.

    You can choose through the degrees of encryption. There is no computer around that can break that encryption.

    I highly suggest this program.
    #14     Nov 16, 2006
  5. bidask


    use it then
    #15     Nov 16, 2006
  6. I think it only works for browser logons. I use the stand alone version of IB.
    #16     Nov 16, 2006