Secure password transfer from stdout to another window

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  • Secure password transfer from stdout to another window dzervas

    I am currently trying to build a little, secure password manager. As of now, I've implemented the encryption. Each website has its own file and each file has a number of fields (Most commonly username and password). I am using serpent 256 to encrypt the files, and I use a random key (created Crypto.Random in python) that is encrypted using GPG, with a 4k key. Side question: The key is sha256 hashed in order to be able to enter whatever size you want ('cause sha256 always has 256 bit result), do I lose any entropy/security/etc.?

    My main question, is how can I securely transfer the decrypted data from my program to, let's say a browser text field or a terminal. I am concerned about keyloggers. So, clipboard is out, virtual typing is out.

    I don't know what to google, so search term suggestions are welcome too. I am working on linux (I don't care about other OSes) with python.

    The code so far: http://git.dzervas.gr/panman

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encryption linux password-management keyloggers python
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