How does forghetti work?

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.


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 very 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.

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.

Simply secure. No passwords are stored in any database at all.

Even the forghetti team cannot generate your passwords.


Do I have a password for forghetti?

No. We have worked hard to ensure that you do not need to remember any passwords forever. So access to forghetti is enabled using your phone number and an SMS authentication process powered by Google’s Authentication.


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 quick. It is convenient. We are encouraged to do it.

However, there are a few 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 root 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.

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