Why PasswordWrench is needed – a word from our Founder

My name is Patrick Tardif and I founded to provide a solution to people where they can preserve their passwords safely without forcing them to trust anyone. The more projects I managed for clients from Fortune 100 to start-ups, I realized how lax a lot of security protocols really are when implemented in daily-usage patterns. Software consulting requires direct access to sensitive data, but it wasn’t until my wife had her identity stolen and watched her go through that ordeal of fixing it that I realized just how vulnerable most people and companies are. Password management systems are great for ease of use, but my first question was – why would I trust another party to owning or managing all of my passwords?

I managed my own passwords for years using my own system. There was a need for me to create a system so that my own passwords will be complex enough and contain characters that match the requirements of the sites I regularly use. Many of those sites require a mix of numeric, upper case characters and symbols and this was becoming very difficult to remember, especially when I followed best practices of changing them regularly and ensuring none of them were identical. I searched for tools to help and discovered a huge fundamental flaw in password managers; I was forced to enter my passwords into their system.

The news is rife with stories of celebrities being hacked, identify theft on the rise, and perhaps more ominously, the NSA, Edward Snowden and all the stories about government agencies spying on their own people. I wondered how I could create a way so that people don’t have to enter their passwords at all - a way that is secure no matter if the system gets hijacked. I figured out a way to do this, and came up with

I state unequivocally that this is THE MOST SECURE password manager available on the market today. You can create safe and secure passwords using this system, all without having to give away your passwords. How can I legitimize this claim? It’s simple. We do not record passwords in our system; instead, we use an innovative way that uses a hint, and a password card that is unique to you. You can even print your password card and put it in your wallet since it’s designed to be the same size as a credit card.

I created a list of the main threats against identity theft and addressed each of those.

  1. You can also use it offline, without any electronic devices. If you use only one computer, for example, and you are not logged in, how can you use a strong password that you can remember without writing it down? Our printed password card will resolve that issue for you.
  2. Our system protects you against more sophisticated threats as well. A good example of this is virtual reality, the gaming industry, and new gadgets that being developed that can exert various forms of mind alterations. If you choose to believe the worst, and I have my doubts that government is capable and fast enough to keep up with rapidly changing technologies, then mind reading and control may soon follow. If you use our system, the chances that you remember your passwords of long strings of random characters is low, therefore these types of devices wouldn’t even be able to extract that info from you.
  3. Our system will also protects you against hidden, and not-so-hidden cameras. As CCTV and web-enabled cameras become ubiquitous, alongside arming everyone with a mobile recording phone, the chances of your login actions to your sites being recorded of course rises. By using the PasswordWrench system you can bypass that concern.
  4. The net that captures thousands or even millions of users’ data at once simply by hacking into a third party site. If you store your passwords in one site, doesn’t that already make you more vulnerable?

As the founder of PasswordWrench and a daily user, I welcome your feedback and opinions. I ask that you check out the site and make the decision for yourself. Who do you trust these days? Zero Trust architecture is our motto. Fixing the problem after it’s a problem is the nightmare we’re trying to help you avoid.

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