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New way of storing passwords "securely":

1. Open word and write your passwords in plain text
2. Save that word document and open it in notepad
3. Delete a random character but remember which one and in which position & save

Now the document won't be accessible with word and to fix it you have to put back the character you deleted.

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  • 6
    Just rename it to gif
  • 1
  • 3
    Or use Keepass Password safe. Open Source and secure.
  • 0
    @gurumeditation The problem with that is that you only have to change the file extension to have access to the passwords, with my method, you have to change a lot of things before that.
  • 5
    @Plinn KeepAss?
  • 1
    Really, I've just come up with this idea yesterday.
  • 0
    Save it as a txt file and concatenate a zip at it's end
  • 1
    I once wrote a Python script that asks for a txt file and encrypts/decrypts it. I encrypted a private txt file using this script. Then I wrote another Python script that also encrypts/decrypts text files (but using a different approach), and I encrypted the first script file using the second one. Now, when you have to see the original file, you first decrypt the decryption script, and then decrypt it.
  • 1
    @matchesMalone Also included an automatic logger so as to keep track of how which script worked on which file, in case someone decrypts/encrypts the txt file using the wrong decryption script, and the file becomes permanently unreadable.
  • 0
    Just use the proper way like KeePass.
    This is not only error prone, but depending on what you actually do you might either
    A) corrupt the file completely or
    B) leave the file readable despite the change (like if you modify a byte that's not significant or is easily computable based on the rest of the file contents)
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