Qvault’s Offline Mode in Electron

We recently added “Offline Mode” to Qvault as a new feature. This was in preparation to also add Bitcoin and cryptocurrency key generation. There is now a toggle switch at the top of the app that, when switched off, ensures that the app will make no network requests. You have always been able to use … Read more Qvault’s Offline Mode in Electron

Security in Dependencies

Choosing the right dependencies is a difficult task. Assuming the developer of an application is the best programmer in the world, the “best” thing to do would be to write the entire codebase alone. This would eliminate the bugs, vulnerabilities, and malicious intrusions of inferior developers. We at Qvault recognize that we aren’t the best … Read more Security in Dependencies

Stop with the Obfuscation: Encoding and Encryption are Not the Same

This is a topic that has been talked about quite a bit, but I think it’s an important one to reiterate to our users. Encoding is not Encryption! Encryption is a specific subset of encoding where the encoded messages can only be accessed by authorized parties (the ones holding the decryption keys). Encoding is simply … Read more Stop with the Obfuscation: Encoding and Encryption are Not the Same

Creating and Remembering a Strong Passphrase

We all have hundreds of online accounts. Ideally, as many of those accounts as possible have unique passwords. Unique passwords however present a difficult problem: No one can remember hundreds of strong passwords. To fix this problem, we created password managers. Now, all of our passwords are neatly stored in one place, encrypted by one … Read more Creating and Remembering a Strong Passphrase

You can’t function in 2019 without a password manager

Secrets. You certainly have many and I don’t mean stretching the truth to a first date about interests and hobbies or being into My Little Pony as a forty-year-old man. I’m talking about digital secrets. Social security numbers, passwords, pin codes, cryptocurrency keys, credit cards, and bank account numbers, for instance, define our online personas … Read more You can’t function in 2019 without a password manager