A Disposable Login is a set of Pass and Packing Key that you use once, and then it gets thrown away. Disposable Logins help protect your PassPack Account when using a public computer (like in an internet point).
Disposable Logins are sometimes referred to as One Time Password or OTP for short. However at PassPack you get more than just a single use password, you get a Pass/Packing Key combination… so we prefer “Disposable Login”. [smile]
What Disposable Logins Protect Against
Since PassPack is available 24/7 via Internet, it is perfect for use both at home, and on the road. However, when traveling you may need to use a public computer.
These public computers may contain programs that record and save all of the information you input into web forms. If you were to use your normal Pass and Packing Key to access your PassPack account from a computer which uses such an auto-form filler, you would be giving away the “keys to your kingdom”.
By using a Disposable Login however, you can prevent this from happening. Remember – once you use a Disposable Login, it can never be used again. So even if your disposable Pass and Packing Key get “captured”, they are useless.
For an extra dash of security, Disposable Logins have an expiration date that you can set yourself. Unused Disposable Logins will be automatically deleted once they expire.
How to set up Disposable Logins with PassPack
You should set up your Disposable Logins before traveling. It’s very fast and easy. Sign in to your PassPack account as usual, and click the Disposable Login link under the Account Tab. Press the Generate button and you’ll see a screen like the one below.
Choose the number of Disposable Logins that you want to create and when they should expire (again, use the plus and minus buttons. Then press the Generate button. You’ll see the list of generated codes, press the Print button (there is no way you will be able to memorize them – they look like a bunch of nonsense). A tiny, anonymous looking window will open. Print it as you normally would.
Store your printout in a safe place together with your travel documents, or clip it and put it in your wallet.
How to use your Disposable Login
Connect to https://www.passpack.com as you normally would. Be very careful that you type that correctly as the Anti-phishing welcome message won’t work while you are away. Make sure you have your printout of your Disposable Logins with you. Then follow these steps.
On the Sign In page, enter your same User ID as always, then choose a row from your list of Disposable Logins.
Insert a Disposable Pass instead of your usual Pass, then the matching Disposable Packing Key instead of your usual Packing Key.
Cross off the entire row on your printout – this combination will never work again.
You should see your Entries as you normally would. For security reasons, you can not use the Account, Security or Tools tabs when you are using a Disposable Login.