40Hz was wondering where I was headed with my "Self destruct" idea. Seeing that he put us onto the very useful "Dead Man's Switch" app I thought it only fair to share the next step in my project with everyone.
The idea for this project came from two other projects: Keepass portable and Keeform. Keepass portable has a very useful feature that enables you to drag and drop hidden passwords. You can drag and drop a password onto a web page input field for example. Keeform lets you do the whole thing automatically.
There are times when you would like people to access password protected resources but also limit the time they can access the resource.
Keepass and Keeform don't cater for this very well for a number of reasons:
1. You need the entire applications plus the master password to make use of these features
2. Keeform only works for IE.
3. Once you get into Keepass you can "unhide" the password.
My idea is that a program that includes a selection of the features in Keepass and Keeform, runs off a USB drive and "self destructs" after a preset time would overcome these problems. The user would simply click on an icon on the USB drive. The app would then take the browser to the specific web page and automatically log in.
Keepass uses CSecureEditEx code to secure edit controls and CodeProject
shows how it could be used in a project.
I've been tempted to give it a go but I figure I will die of old age b4 I get it working.