No passwords are stored.

No passwords are stored.

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A simple doodle generates your passwords and then in an instant they are gone.

forghetti enables you to generate logins for multiple services using a single doodle. The clever part of it all is that in forghetti’s databases there are no passwords stored…. not one.

Unlike every other password management application, and there are many, we do not store your passwords. We believe that saving no passwords is the most secure solution to online security. We hope that you agree!

So how does this work?

Think of it like a recipe for each login. You have your spaghetti (doodle) to which you add various ingredients which combined together creates a delicious meal every time. forghetti is the same although the ingredients are less edible!

THE INGREDIENTS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  1. One doodle

  2. A dash of login IDs

  3. A pinch of group IDs

  4. A cup of login details

  5. A packet of field details

  6. Plus a bunch of “secret spices”

We throw all of these together in our “Confoundry” and out is generated your passwords. The Confoundry is a very clever algorithm which makes it incredibly difficult to reverse engineer the process to establish the original ingredients.

If you add in a different doodle or change the ingredients, the resulting passwords will be different. forghetti does not know your doodle so we do not know if you are generating the right passwords or not. What we do not know, no-one knows. We will generate a password whatever you draw.

Until you put all the ingredients together in the right way and the right place, you cannot generate the passwords. So that means that no-one in the world other than you with your doodle can generate your passwords.

You only need remember one doodle as all the other ingredients are different for every individual password, pin or memorable word that you set up within forghetti. So we will generate a uniquely secure code each and every time.

Simply secure. No passwords in any database at all.

Why is this different to other Password Managers

Many people use their browsers to save passwords, or use their phones to save passwords… It is easy to see why. It is easy. It is convenient. We are encouraged to do it.

However, there are a few of issues:

  1. Accessibility - your passwords saved on the computer at home are not accessible on the computer at work. The passwords on your phone are not on your computer and when you are on the phone to the bank and they want to know the third and fifth digit of your PIN, it is not with you.

  2. Sharing - your Apple key chain with your family is not so simple, so the solution is to use simple passwords that are easy to share… bad idea! Simple passwords are the route cause of many breaches of security in major systems around the world… which leads me onto the next point…

  3. Database - All your passwords are stored in a database, encrypted but stored all the same.

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How password protection has changed

There was a time when only secret agents or gate guards would need a password, to recognise an ally or control entry into a protected area.

Even then, passwords needed to be managed - recorded and controlled - so that they could be changed as they become overheard and compromised.

As access to computers increased, so did the the need for passwords. MIT had a shared computer in 1961 with multiple users, so they each had their own identifying password which was stored on the system.

Just one year later a researcher found a way to print off the list of passwords and became the world’s first hacker, kicking off a war between IT security and hacking that called for new forms of password management.

What is a password manager?

Nowadays everyone has passwords to remember, and not just one or two. The average UK worker is estimated to need nearly 200 passwords for different accounts. That’s a lot for one person to remember without writing them down somewhere.

Back in the day, anything from notebooks to sticky notes kept in a drawer were used to protect our most precious assets - our money and very identities.

Not only did (do?) we store our passwords insecurely but we tend to reuse the same old, memorable ones - 1234, “Password1”, “Rover” after your favourite pet. We’re putting our money and our lives at risk because if a cyber criminal gains access to just one of your online accounts, they could possibly get into all of them.

Password management software - storing all of your passwords together

Password managers were developed to combine convenience and protection. Traditionally, password management software lets you gain access to your passwords by storing them in an encrypted database, or “vault”. But it’s only ever a matter of time before hackers and malware break through that encryption to get to your valuable information.

forghetti - doing away with password storage

At forghetti we got fed up with the whole password remembering problem but didn’t like the idea of storing our passwords anywhere, so we came up with a new solution that doesn’t store passwords but keeps the convenience of recalling them when you need them.

Using the forghetti app you can generate long and extremely complicated passwords for every online account you own and then forget about them forever.

To gain entry to an account, you use a simple doodle on your keypad that only you know. This initiates a massively complex set of algorithms to generate and regenerate the password.

You don’t store your passwords and neither do we. Not only do you enjoy greater online security but you get to save your memory for more important things.

To find out more about how forghetti works, take a look at our website forghetti.com.

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Every app download supports MQ: Transforming Mental Health

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  • forghetti has selected mental health research charity, MQ, as its chosen charity for 2019.

  • 1% of all 2019 revenue from app downloads will go to MQ.

  • MQ is one of the first major charities to fund mental health research projects, and its ambitions and core values match those of forghetti.

The new password generation app, forghetti has selected mental health research charity, MQ, as its chosen cause for 2019. MQ will receive 1% of all revenue from subscription fees of the forghetti app.

Since forghetti’s inception, it has always been the intent of founder, Mike Crompton, to ensure the business model gave something back to society through its revenue mechanism. After considering many worthwhile causes, MQ was chosen because of its shared core values of integrity and sincerity. Mental health is a prevalent issue, particularly in today’s stress-ridden working environment, and for teenagers who are vulnerable online and to the pressures of social media.

On being selected as forghetti’s first charity, Victoria Floyd, Senior Partnerships Manager at MQ, says:

“We are thrilled that forghetti has chosen to support MQ as its first charity partner and we applaud them for their innovative work in creating an easy tool for people to manage their digital lives. The pledge that forghetti has made to MQ will enable us to continue to champion and fund world-class research to transform the lives of everyone affected by mental illness. We’re excited to be part of the start of forghetti’s journey and look forward to watching the business grow and develop over the years to come.”

Commenting on why he chose MQ as the first cause for forghetti, Mike Crompton, Founder and CEO, said:

“The original premise of forghetti was simplicity. In a time when it feels like everything is online, the simplest task of accessing my accounts online just became a daily source of stress as I reached for the right post-it note.

So, when looking for a charity, mental health was one of the first causes that came to mind. It’s rife in the workplace and with young folk yet it is still considered a taboo topic, mired in poor understanding. It also resonates with me personally due to a family tragedy. The research that MQ is undertaking is transformative and invaluable leading to progressive and impactful solutions. I hope the small step that forghetti is taking can raise as much money as possible to help them continue their great work.”

Though mental health continues to affect more and more people, especially in the workplace, research into understanding and treating the various conditions is severely under-funded. MQ recently found that per person with a mental illness, just £9 is spent on research. As the first major charity funding research into mental health, MQ has ambitious goals; to improve understanding of how and why mental health conditions occur, improve upon the current treatments available to sufferers, and prevent mental health issues arising in the first place. forghetti hopes to provide as much support as possible to achieve these goals. To put the contribution into financial terms, if forghetti were to reach 10,000 subscribers in 2019, this would equate to a donation of £1,600 to the charity.

forghetti, available on all devices (iOS, Android, Mac and PC), was designed to alleviate some of that day-to-day stress, removing the need for remembering numerous passwords and strengthening your online security in the process. The app allows you to access all of your online accounts with a simple doodle, unique to you. Gone are the days of clicking that ‘forgotten password’ link.

For more information, visit forghetti.com or mqmentalhealth.org

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Life made squiggly simple again

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It’s so easy to forget - the simplest things are always the best. As a busy working parent, life isn’t often simple, or easy. But always best when it is.

So why is remembering that so difficult?

Remembering, for me, is difficult. There’s always an inexhaustible supply of what must be remembered. Work deadlines to meet. Bills to pay. Meals to plan. And school - school has brought another job in itself. On top of my paid one. On top of the job of being a mum.

It’s all very complicated. Not so much plates in the air, as actual dishwashers, filled with dinner services, kept spinning overhead. And yet a moment of simple happiness can have them gently floating to the ground, humming contentedly, like good dishwashers do.

I had one of these moments of simple happiness today. My children reminded me, as they so often do, of the simple happiness in a bowl of spaghetti. Met with bestial howls of joy, and attacked with feral gusto. Saucy chins, squiggles and giggles. The simple happiness of watching your kids enjoy their food. A relief from the complexity of everything I have to remember.

I’m all for letting go of the complicated stuff we have to remember. In favour of the squiggly joy of simplicity. The lightness we feel when we’re not stuffed full of the stuff we need to know, do and retain. Anything that helps me with that, is really helping. Actually helping me have a better life.

Isn’t that what technology is supposed to be for? But so often it’s the manufacturer of the inexhaustible supply of stuff to remember to do?

So I welcome an app that actually helps - by helping me have to remember less. One that is founded and built on the idea that I no longer have to remember the - to me - silly stuff in life: passwords. I’ll pass on those thanks. To make more room for the simply happy stuff of life. That’s definitely worth remembering.

forghettible thoughts by Beatrix

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How secure is it to let your browser remember your password?

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We live our lives more and more online, subscribing to shopping sites, social media accounts, special interest groups, even interacting with the state (NHS Direct, Tax Online).

That means we generate a lot of of user IDs and passwords that need remembering, especially if we’re changing passwords every six months as we should. So how can we manage them?

Storing all of your passwords in one basket?

We could write down all our passwords in a notebook but there are obvious risks if it gets lost or stolen.

Letting our browsers remember a new password whenever we open an account seems more convenient, but then your password is being stored by Google Chrome or Apple instead. Is this any safer than a notebook?

Web browser providers go to a lot of trouble to deter hackers, but nowhere is totally secure. No matter where you store your passwords, there’s always a risk of hacking, and when they’re kept in one place, every account you have could be compromised in one go.

What’s more likely is that cyber criminals will take the easier option and hack into your computer. And if your device gets lost or stolen, not only will you lose access to all of your accounts, but if someone opens up your machine there’s nothing to stop them from logging into any account you’ve visited.

No crossover between browsers

Not every device you use is accessed via the same web browser and some, like printers or mobile banking apps, aren’t accessible at all. If you use an Android phone and an Apple Mac you won’t be able to access all your passwords from one browser.

forghetti - doing away with password storage

At forghetti we’ve come up with a radical new way of managing passwords that doesn’t store them, works for any web browser and remains secure even if your device is stolen. We’ve invented a solution that gives you convenience and peace of mind.

Our forghetti app generates extremely long and complicated passwords for every online account you own and then forgets them.

To gain entry, you use a simple doodle on your keypad that only you know. This initiates a massively complex set of algorithms to generate and regenerate your password when you need it.

You don’t know your password and neither do we. Not only do you enjoy greater online security but you get to save your memory for more important things.

To find out more about how forghetti works, take a look at our website.

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Out of sight, out of my mind

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In the cupboard under my sink is a little green compost bin. You probably have one too. But mine’s not stuffed with eggshells and peelings. Don’t be silly - it’s where I keep the earrings my grandma left me. A silver pendant from my mum. And a blinkered-blind faith that no burglar would ever think of looking there.

I am, of course, completely wrong. But this blind trust is comforting: I’ve done something. I’ve taken precautions. And of course, it’ll never happen to me.

The truth is, our precious things can still be found, wherever we hide them. Anything stored can be discovered. And if you think I’m blinkered about the family hand-me-downs, you can imagine the state my online passwords. Or should I say, password.

Oh I know. I ought to have a different password for every site I log into. But really, who has the time? Or the computer-sized brain to think up and remember them? I can hardly remember to keep the fridge stocked with milk, never mind how my milkandmore password might differ from my Amazon one. It is unrealistic for me to invent a system of password variables that really would keep my accounts safe from online burglary.

That’s why not storing passwords makes total sense. And why forghetti is for people like me. Lots of protection sites will store complicated passwords for you. But forghetti™ doesn’t. Your passwords are whipped up out of thin air the moment you need them, and gone just as fast as they came. Out of nothing, into nothing. Nothing could be safer.

Thank goodness for that. Faith in security, but without the blinkers. And without me having to be clever about it at all. I think this calls for a congratulatory drink. I might even dig out the old earrings.

forghettible thoughts by Beatrix

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Are you suffering from password fatigue?

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Kanye West made the headlines as usual last year, but not always for the usual reasons, when he was caught on video tapping a password into his smartphone.

If this wasn’t insecure enough, the password was 000000. Hopefully he’s changed it by now, but even if it hadn’t been seen by half the world’s population, how long would it have taken for a cyber criminal to crack such a weak password?

It can take minutes now to crack an eight-figure password, using connected computers to try out millions of combinations a second until they hit the jackpot. And that’s assuming the password is genuinely random, which it probably isn’t.

Too many passwords to remember

The average UK worker uses nearly 200 passwords and that number is only going to increase as we’re encouraged to interact more online with everyone, from supermarkets to the NHS. And what about the internet of things? Will we soon need a password to boil the kettle?

The truth is that while apps and online services make life more convenient, setting up yet another new account has the opposite effect. We may not be so concerned about security for a hotel loyalty scheme or a social media account, so we cheat when invited to create a unique password by reusing and old, easy to remember one.

But if cyber criminals get access to one account, they can muscle in on your home Wi-Fi account, HMRC login, your bank accounts - your whole life.

Password management services - all your eggs in one basket?

As an alternative to a drawer full of sticky notes covered in passwords, some people are now using password management apps. They act like an electronic safe, storing all your passwords behind a single security code, but nothing attracts a criminal’s attention like a locked safe.

The only thing you can guarantee is that when one side improves its security, the other finds ways around it. So is it possible to avoid storing passwords altogether?

Forghetti - doing away with password storage

At forghetti we’re basically a bunch of techies who got fed up with the whole password remembering problem, so we came up with a new solution that doesn’t store passwords.

Using the forghetti App you can generate extremely long and complicated passwords for every online account you own and then forget them.

To gain entry to an account, you use a simple doodle on your keypad that only you know. This initiates a massively complex set of algorithms to generate and regenerate the password.

You don’t store your passwords and neither do we. Not only do you enjoy greater online security but you get to save your memory for more important things.

To find out more about how forghetti works, take a look at our website.

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