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KeePass Password Safe 2.04 alpha

Posted on Monday, January 07 2008 @ 15:34:16 CET by

Today you need to remember many passwords. You need a password for the Windows network logon, your e-mail account, your homepage's ftp password, online passwords (like CodeProject member account), etc. etc. etc. The list is endless. Also, you should use different passwords for each account. Because if you use only one password everywhere and someone gets this password you have a problem... A serious problem. The thief would have access to your e-mail account, homepage, etc. Unimaginable.

KeePass is a free/open-source password manager or safe which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your passwords in one database, which is locked with one master key or a key-disk. So you only have to remember one single master password or insert the key-disk to unlock the whole database. The databases are encrypted using the best and most secure encryption algorithms currently known (AES and Twofish).

New Features:
  • Added key provider API (it now is very easy to write a plugin that provides additional key methods, like locking to USB device ID, certificates, smart cards, ... see the developers section in the online KeePass help center).
  • Added option to show entries of sub-groups in the entry list of a group (see 'View' -> 'Show Entries of Sub-Groups').
  • Added XML valid characters filter (to prevent XML document corruption by ASCII/DOS control characters).
  • Added context menu command to print selected entries only.
  • Added option to disallow repeating characters in generated passwords (both character set-based and pattern-based).
  • Moved security-reducing / dangerous password generator options to a separate 'Advanced' tab page (if you enable a security-reducing option, an exclamation mark (!) is appended to the 'Advanced' tab text).
  • Added 'Get more languages' button to the translations dialog.
  • Added textual cue for the quick-search edit control.
  • The TAN wizard now shows the name of the group into which the TANs will be imported.
Improvements / Changes:
  • Improved random number generator (it now additionally collects system entropy manually and hashes it with random numbers provided by the system's default CSP and a counter).
  • For determining the default text in the 'Override default sequence' edit box in the 'Edit Entry' window, KeePass now recursively traverses up the group tree.
  • Last entry list sorting mode (column, ascending / descending) is now remembered and restored.
  • First item in the auto-type entry selection window is now focused (allowing to immediately navigate using the keyboard).
  • Text in secure edit controls is now selected when the control gets the focus the first time.
  • For TAN entries, only a command 'Copy TAN' is now shown in the context menu, others (that don't apply) are invisible.
  • Regular expressions are validated before they are matched.
  • KeePass now checks the auto-type string for invalid entry field references before sending it.
  • The clipboard auto-clear information message is now shown in the status bar instead of the tray balloon tooltip.
  • Matching entries are shown only once in the search results list, even when multiple fields match the search text.
  • First item of search results is selected automatically, if no other item is already selected (selection restoration).
  • Entries with empty titles do not match all windows any more.
  • Improved high DPI support in entry window.
  • When having enabled the option to automatically lock the workspace after some time and saving a file fails, KeePass will prompt again after the specified amount of time instead of 1 second.
  • KeePass now suggests the current file name as name for new files (save as, save as copy).
  • The password generator profile combo box can now show more profiles in the list without scrolling.
  • Improved native methods exception handling (Mono).
  • Updated CHM documentation file.
  • TAN wizard now assigns correct indices to TANs after new line characters.
  • Copying KeePass entries to the clipboard now works together with the CF_CLIPBOARD_VIEWER_IGNORE clipboard format.
  • KeePass now uses the correct client icons image list immediately after adding a custom icon to the database.
  • Fixed 'generic error in GDI+' when trying to import a 16x16 icon (thanks to 'stroebele' for the patch).
  • File close button in the toolbar (multiple files) works now.
  • Fixed minor problem in provider registration of cipher pool.

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2.04 alpha
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Download: KeePass Password Safe 2.04 alpha


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