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Although one-way hash algorithms have a number of interesting characteristics, the one capitalized on by PasswordMaker is that the resulting hash (password) "does not reveal anything about the input (your <i>master password</i>) that was used to generate it.[http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/docs/guide/security/CryptoSpec.html#MessageDigest]"   
Although one-way hash algorithms have a number of interesting characteristics, the one capitalized on by PasswordMaker is that the resulting hash (password) "does not reveal anything about the input (your <i>master password</i>) that was used to generate it.[http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/docs/guide/security/CryptoSpec.html#MessageDigest]"   
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In other words, if someone has one or more of your generated passwords, it is [http://www.certifyit.com/_Definitions.htm ''computationally infeasible''] for him to derive your master password or to calculate your other passwords. Computationally infeasible means even computers [http://krone.physik.unizh.ch/~stadel/zBox/ like this] won't help!
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In other words, if someone has one or more of your generated passwords, it is ''<i>computationally infeasible</i>'' for him to derive your master password or to calculate your other passwords. [http://www.certifyit.com/_Definitions.htm Computationally infeasible] means even computers [http://krone.physik.unizh.ch/~stadel/zBox/ like this] won't help!
Security features offered by the [[Firefox/Mozilla/SeaMonkey/Flock/Netscape|Browser Extension version]] of PasswordMaker - such as the ability to automatically insert both usernames and the generated passwords into a web sites' username and password fields, helps protect you from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keystroke_logging key-loggers] and/or [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trojan_horse_(computing) trojan horses] that some [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_hat "Black Hats"] use to try to steal passwords. For more details, visit the [[FAQ]].
Security features offered by the [[Firefox/Mozilla/SeaMonkey/Flock/Netscape|Browser Extension version]] of PasswordMaker - such as the ability to automatically insert both usernames and the generated passwords into a web sites' username and password fields, helps protect you from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keystroke_logging key-loggers] and/or [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trojan_horse_(computing) trojan horses] that some [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_hat "Black Hats"] use to try to steal passwords. For more details, visit the [[FAQ]].

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