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Smart Crib launches ultra-secure password management solution

last modified Dec 16, 2013 03:49 PM
Smart Crib Ltd has launched a unique password management solution, sCrib™, to give users a range of ultra-secure passwords at the touch of a button.

It is aiming at small and medium-sized companies with its sCrib technology which comprises two essential components – Password sCrib and sCrib Management – providing a system that will never leave you without access to your laptops, computers or data.

Founded by designer Dr Dan Cvrcek, a former post-doctoral researcher at the Cambridge Computer Laboratory, the company has its main office in Cambridge – where its products are designed – and a sales office in Buckinghamshire.

Dan CvrcekPassword sCrib is a pocket-sized Enigma cryptographic USB device costing £30 that produces unbreakable passwords at the touch of a button. It plugs into the USB port of any computer and is your digital key that can be backed up and its passwords can be conveniently recovered. Password sCrib enters passwords for disk encryption, laptop logins, websites and applications and enables two forms of 2-factor authentication to enhance security.

sCrib Management is a secure, cost-effective software solution for efficient password recovery and management of Password sCrib devices. Its Enterprise version integrates with Windows AD servers and automatically synchronises passwords with Windows accounts

Dan, a university professor and banking security and cryptography specialist, says: “We spent a lot of time improving the original prototype to fit customer needs and focusing our business proposition. We extended the original concept from an easy-to-use product for consumers into a fully-fledged product to simplify password management in medium-sized companies.

“Trust is the most significant aspect of security and people are very sensitive about security of their passwords. A physical dongle you can attach to your key ring is already a much more trustworthy option compared to a piece of software.

“We focus on small and medium companies as we believe SMEs represent the most vulnerable type of computer users. They are dependent on computers for their survival but they are often excluded from corporate security products because of the assumed IT management model and cost.

“One of the major threats to security is key-logging. A hacker can access a PC, via an email or a compromised web site, and plant a small programme which can record every key press by a user. sCrib prevents this as key-logging software is unable to get an accurate read as to what is being input.”

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