From Master Password to Spectre
- Maarten Billemont
- Sunday, Oct 31, 2021
Goodbye password managers, hello digital independence.
We believe saving passwords in an app,
or uploading them all to the cloud,
is a recipe for personal disaster.
Your privacy is your life.
To them, it’s a risk assessment.
The only password that can’t be lost,
stolen, seized, ransomed or left on the bus,
is a password that doesn’t exist.
Spectre is a password cipher:
Instead of saving and sending passwords across the internet, Spectre calculates the password you need, only when you need it, then throws it away again.
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Remember one secret, math does the rest.
We delete our passwords.
Your identity is safe only when its sole gatekeeper is you and it cannot be held hostage in a cloud account or behind a regulatory wall.
Sustainable security has no loopholes or caveats.
It doesn’t come with terms on use, require backups, or expect blind trust.
It is algorithmically, mathematically, given.
Free means freedom and equality. Free means power to the people. Free means transparent and auditable. Free means available for all.
Open the Spectre app. Your own, your friend’s – any app, anywhere.
Enter your full name and your personal Spectre secret to sign in.
Pro-tip for choosing your Spectre secret: absurd word combinations!
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freshly exhasperated kitten. You try one.
Use only the site’s domain name, drop the rest:
Your site password comes directly from your sign-in information in step [
Think of a calculator;
you + site = password, like
2 + 3 = 5, every time.
First time using Spectre for this site?
Change your old account password into Spectre’s generated password.
From now on, you don’t need to save your password for this site anymore.
From now on, just log in with your site’s Spectre password.
Share your site passwords with friends, if you like.
Under no circumstances tell anyone else your personal Spectre secret.
Your digital identity belongs to you, first and foremost.
Severing the corporate hold over your digital access demands rethinking how we should secure our online accounts.
Spectre cryptographically insulates your sites from each other.
When online services fail and leak your login, this ensures the damage does not affect your other accounts.
Spectre doesn’t save any passwords: it computes them from your name, on demand. Independence from external control is only possible by eliminating data dependency.
Data loss, destruction, confiscation, and identity ransoming are real threats.
Spectre is completely immune: borrow a friend’s device or reinstall on a fresh new device and recovery is instant — even offline!
Spectre doesn’t stop at passwords. Using our algorithm, you can eradicate the privacy invasion that is “security questions” or isolate your identity with cryptographically generated login names.