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Keepass Password Safe 2.06 beta Posted on Sunday, November 02 2008 @ 20:47:26 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
KeePass is a free open source password manager, 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 file. So you only have to remember one single master password or select the key file to unlock the whole database. The databases are encrypted using the best and most secure encryption algorithms currently known (AES and Twofish).
Translation system is now complete (translations to various languages
will be published on the KeePass
translations page when
translators finish them). When saving the database, KeePass now first checks whether the file on
disk/server has been modified since it was loaded and if so, asks the user
whether to synchronize with the changed file instead of overwriting it (i.e.
multiple users can now use a
shared database on a
network drive). Database files are now verified (read and hashed) after writing them to
disk (in order to prevent data loss caused by damaged/broken devices and/or
Completely new auto-type/URL placeholder replacement and field reference
On Windows Vista, some of the message boxes are now displayed as
task dialogs. KeePass is now also available as MSI package.
Accessibility: added advanced option to optimize the user interface for
screen readers (only enable this option if you're really using a screen
Added standard client icons: Tux, feather, apple, generic Wiki icon,
'$', certificate and BlackBerry.
Secure edit controls in the master key and entry dialogs now accept text
Added ability to store notes for each group (see 'Notes' tab in the
group editing window), these notes are shown in the tooltip of the group in
the group tree of the main window.
Group names in the entry details view are now clickable; click it to
jump to the group of the entry (especially useful for jumping from search
results to the real group of an entry).
DELAY' and '
special placeholders to auto-type sequence editing dialog.
*) may now also appear in the middle of
target window filters. For auto-type target window filters, regular expressions are now
supported (enclose in //).
KeePass now shows an explicit file corruption warning message when
saving to a file fails.
Added option to prepend a special auto-type initialization sequence for
Internet Explorer and Maxthon windows to fix a focus issue (option enabled
Added ability to specify a minimum length and minimum estimated quality
that master passwords must have (see help file -> Features ->
Composite Master Key;
for admins). Added field reference creation dialog (accessible through the 'Tools'
menu in the entry editing dialog).
are dereferenced when copying data to the clipboard. Entry field references are now dereferenced in drag&drop operations.
KeePass now follows field references in indirect auto-type sequence
Added internal field reference cache (highly improves performance of
multiple-cyclic/recursive field references).
Added managed system power mode change handler.
Added "Lock Workspace" tray context menu command.
export commands into a new export dialog. Added context menu command to export the selected group only.
Added context menu command to export selected entries only.
Added support for
Password Memory 2008 XML files. Added support for importing Password Keeper 7.0 CSV files.
Added support for importing Passphrase Keeper 2.70 HTML files.
Added support for importing data from PassKeeper 1.2.
Added support for importing Mozilla bookmarks JSON files (Firefox 3
Added support for exporting to KeePass 1.x CSV files.
Added XSL transformation file to export passwords only (useful for
generating and exporting password lists).
Added support for writing databases to hidden files.
When passing '
--help' or similar on the
KeePass will now open the command line help. When
instance mode is enabled and a second instance is started with command
line parameters, these parameters are now sent to the already open KeePass
instance. KeePass now ships with a compiled XML serializer library, which highly
improves startup performance.
Added support for Uniform Naming Convention (UNC) paths (Windows) in the
URL field (without
Added option to exclude expired entries in the 'Find' dialog.
Added option to exclude expired entries in quick searches (toolbar;
disabled by default).
The box to enter the name of a custom string field is now a combobox
that suggests previously-used names in its drop-down list.
Added Shift, Control and Alt key modifiers to placeholder overview in
the auto-type sequence editing dialog.
Added support for 64 byte key files which don't contain hex keys.
Added Ctrl-Shift-F accelerator for the 'Find in this Group' context menu
command (group tree must have the focus).
Added export ability to
plugin. Ctrl-Tab now also works in the password list, groups tree and entry
documentation. Plugin developers:
DocumentManagerEx now has an
Plugin developers: instead of manually setting the parent group property
and adding an object to a group, use the new
AddGroup methods of
PwGroup (can take ownership).
Plugins can now add new export file formats (in addition to import
Plugins: added static message service event.
Improvements / Changes:
When using the installation package and Windows Vista, settings are now
stored in the user's profile directory (instead of Virtual Store; like on
Windows XP and earlier).
Accessibility: multi-line edit controls do not accept tabs anymore (i.e.
tab jumps to the next dialog control), and inserting a new line doesn't
require pressing Ctrl anymore.
When moving entries, KeePass doesn't switch to the target group anymore.
When deleting entries from the search results, the entry list is not
Improved entry duplication method (now also works correctly in search
results list and grouped list views).
A more useful error message is shown when checking for updates fails.
Improved formats sorting in the import dialog.
The 'Limit to single instance' option is now turned on by default
(multiple databases are opened in tabs).
Removed 'sort up', 'sort down' and empty client icons.
Improved program termination code (common clean-up).
Improved error message that is shown when reading/writing the protected
user key fails.
The key file selection dialog now by default shows all files.
Plugins: improved event handlers (now using generic delegate).
Implemented several workarounds for Mono (2.0.1+).
Added conformance level specification for XSL transformations (in order
to improve non-XML text exports using XSLT).
Improved key state toggling for auto-type on 64-bit systems.
Removed several unnecessary .NET assembly dependencies.
Threading safety improvements.
Highly improved entry context menu performance when many entries are
Entry selection performance improvements in main window.
Improved entries list view performance (state caching).
List view group assignment improvements (to avoid splitting).
Removed tab stops from quality progress bars.
After moving entries to a different group, the original group is
selected instead of the target group.
Layout and text improvements in the master key creation form.
Text in the URL field is now shown in blue (if it's black in the
Improved auto-type tab in entry dialog (default sequence).
Improved AES/Rijndael cipher engine initialization.
Improved build scripts.
Various code optimizations.
Minor other improvements.
Installer: changed AppId to allow parallel installation of KeePass 1.x
Minor other installer improvements.
The 'View' -> 'Show Columns' -> 'Last Access Time' menu command now
The 'Clipboard' -> 'Paste Entries' menu command now assigns correct
group references to pasted entries.
Tools and Utilities
Version: 2.06 beta
Works on: Windows
Product page: here
Keepass Password Safe 2.06 beta
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