System Utilities - KeychainHelper

Description: A simple random password generator which allows you to pick the length of password, character strings including lowercase, uppercase and numerals.

Keychain Helper also has an Auto-Copy feature which once the password generate button has been pressed automatically copies the password to the clipboard for easy insertion into any application.

Ideal for creating quick, secure passwords alongside Keychain.
Author: prezet
Version: 2.0
New in v2.0: This update fixes the bug which caused KeychainHelper to be non-random, as it was originally based on javascripts math*random function.

Now all random functionality is based on Norman Greys excellent DevRandom binary.
Uploaded on: December 12th 2005 at 11:26 PM
Rating: (3.42 stars)   [Show Detailed Ratings]
Downloads: 2255 (all versions), 776 (this version)
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I may be wrong, but I think Tiger removes the ability to paste passwords into authentication dialogs.

Posted by: holycola on May 17, 05 (3:29 AM) for version 1.0a (previous version)  

Any feedback / requests welcome, please post them here.

Posted by: prezet (developer) on May 18, 05 (6:35 PM) for version 1.0a (previous version)  

Nice idea and implementation, but the passwords generated aren't exactly memorable. Could you add something like the keychain option for creating memorable passwords?

Posted by: Ludge on May 21, 05 (4:19 PM) for version 1.0a (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Is it possible to generate existing words?

Posted by: Hobbes on May 21, 05 (5:28 PM) for version 1.0a (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Hum...

Posted by: TOSSEN on May 22, 05 (6:28 AM) for version 1.1a (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Good idea, but there is a massive problem: my preferences are set to: 6 + numerals + upper & lower case.
The random generator make always the sames numbers!!! Hey, warning!

You should have a try:
Launch KeychainHelper (with my settings) and clic to generate a number. Here's the result you sould have (I always have the same):

aiUCHn ; cQQ5xG ; ZcdGPa ; xezQK5 ; 0GfOzR ; etc. etc. etc.

Perhaps you'll got differents results than me, but they should be the same for yourself if you relaunch it (I don't know how this is make).
The same problem also occurs with "Coin Flip" widget. Just a little localized widget bug or a big operating system failure? -Sorry for my english-

Posted by: Tazintosh on Jun 24, 05 (3:30 AM) for version 1.2a (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Tazintosh - I've checked what you are saying and unfortunatly cannot replicate your problem. If anyone else is experiencing this please post it here.

Posted by: prezet (developer) on Jul 13, 05 (8:29 PM) for version 1.2a (previous version)  

I've had the same problem set to 8 characters with numbers, lower-case and upper-case letters I get the following every time I re-add the widget:

aiUCHncQ ; Q5xGZcdG ; PaxezQK5 ; 0GfOzR4V ; etc

I am running the updated 10.4.2 with all other updates as well.

Posted by: gregeth on Jul 20, 05 (9:41 PM) for version 1.2a (previous version)  

KeychainHelper is NOT random. I'm experiencing the same repeatability as others have posted here. There's also a thread on macosxhints.com about this insecurity.

http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20050829193835465

I have since switched back to RPG for generating my passwords.

Posted by: reh on Sep 05, 05 (1:05 AM) for version 1.2a (previous version)  

I'll stick to memorizing "FROZEN" or cryptoogle hashes for my passwords. smiley

-m

Posted by: mattf (Administrator) on Sep 05, 05 (1:49 AM) for version 1.2a (previous version)  

I see now - I am truely sorry and will fix this ASAP. I suggest all remove this from their system in the meantime and I have removed it from its FTP download site.

Posted by: prezet (developer) on Sep 06, 05 (7:47 PM) for version 1.2a (previous version)  

on 10.5.7 all I get is 'undefined'

Posted by: funkdaddy on May 15, 09 (4:23 PM) for version 2.0 (current version)  

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