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KeePass Password Safe 2.16

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File size: 1.9 MB
Platform: Windows All
License: GPL
Price: $0
Downloads: 16
Date added: 2011-10-12
Publisher: Dominik Reichl

KeePass Password Safe 2.16 description

KeePass Password Safe 2.16 brings you an advanced and convenient to use open source password manager which enables 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).

Major Features:

  1. Strong Security
    • KeePass supports the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES, Rijndael) and the Twofish algorithm to encrypt its password databases. Both of these ciphers are regarded as being very secure. AES e.g. became effective as a U.S. Federal government standard and is approved by the National Security Agency (NSA) for top secret information.
    • The complete database is encrypted, not only the password fields. So, your user names, notes, etc. are encrypted, too.
    • SHA-256 is used as password hash. SHA-256 is a 256-bit cryptographically secure one-way hash function. Your master password is hashed using this algorithm and its output is used as key for the encryption algorithms.
    • In contrast to many other hashing algorithms, no attacks are known yet against SHA-256.
    • Protection against dictionary and guessing attacks: by transforming the final master key very often, dictionary and guessing attacks can be made harder.
    • In-Memory Passwords Protection: Your passwords are encrypted while KeePass is running, so even when the operating system caches the KeePass process to disk, this wouldn't reveal your passwords anyway.
    • [2.x] Protected In-Memory Streams: When loading the inner XML format, passwords are encrypted using a session key.
    • Security-Enhanced Password Edit Controls: KeePass is the first password manager that features security-enhanced password edit controls. None of the available password edit control spies work against these controls. The passwords entered in those controls aren't even visible in the process memory of KeePass.
    • The master key dialog can be shown on a secure desktop, on which almost no keylogger works. Auto-Type can be protected against keyloggers, too.
    • Also see the security information page.
  2. Multiple User Keys
    • One master password decrypts the complete database.
    • Alternatively you can use key files. Key files provide better security than master passwords in most cases. You only have to carry the key file with you, for example on a floppy disk, USB stick, or you can burn it onto a CD. Of course, you shouldn't lose this disk then.
    • For even more security you can combine the above two methods: the database then requires the key file and the password in order to be unlocked. Even if you lose your key file, the database would remain secure.
    • [2.x] Additionally, you can lock the database to the current Windows user account. The database can then only be opened by the same person who created it.
    • Also see keys information page.
  3. Portable and No Installation Required, Accessibility
    • KeePass is portable: it can be carried on an USB stick and runs on Windows systems without being installed.
    • Installer packages are available, too, for the ones who like to have shortcuts in their Windows start menu and on the desktop.
    • KeePass doesn't store anything on your system. The program doesn't create any new registry keys and it doesn't create any initialization files (INI) in your Windows directory. Deleting the KeePass directory (in case you downloaded the binary ZIP package) or using the uninstaller (in case you downloaded the installer package) leaves no trace of KeePass on your system.
    • [1.x] KeePass runs, without downloading any additional libraries, on Windows 2000, XP (Home & Pro, 32-bit & 64-bit), 2003, Vista and 7. No .NET framework is required.
    • [2.x] KeePass requires the Microsoft .NET Framework (which can be downloaded for free at Microsoft's website) or Mono. Windows Vista and higher already include the .NET framework; for Windows 98 / ME / 2000 / XP you need to install it, if it's not installed already. With Mono, KeePass also runs on Linux, Mac OS X, BSD, etc.
    • Ports for other systems like Linux, Mac OS X, PocketPC, Smartphone, etc. are available! See the downloads page.
    • [2.x] Accessibility: KeePass 2.x features an advanced option that explicitly optimizes the user interface for screen readers.
  4. Export To TXT, HTML, XML and CSV Files
    • The password list can be exported to various formats like TXT, HTML, XML and CSV.
    • The XML output can be easily used in other applications.
    • The HTML output uses cascading style sheets (CSS) to format the table, so you can easily change the layout.
    • The CSV output is fully compatible with most other password safes like the commercial closed-source Password Keeper and the closed-source Password Agent, also the CSVs can be imported by spreadsheet applications like Microsofts Excel or OpenOffice's Calc.
    • Many other file formats are supported through KeePass plugins.
  5. Import From Many File Formats
    • KeePass uses the common CSV export format of various passwords safes like Password Keeper and Password Agent. Exports from these programs can be easily imported to your KeePass databases.
    • KeePass can parse and import TXT outputs of CodeWalletPro, a commercial closed-source password safe.
    • KeePass can import TXT files created by Bruce Schneier's Password Safe v2.
    • [2.x] Out of the box, KeePass supports importing more than 35 formats (see Help: Import).
    • Many other file formats are supported through KeePass plugins.
  6. Easy Database Transfer
    • A password database consists of only one file that can be transferred from one computer to another easily.
  7. Support of Password Groups
    • You can create, modify and delete groups, in which passwords can be sorted into.
    • The groups can be arranged as a tree, so a group can have subgroups, those subgroups can have subgroups themselves, etc.
  8. Time Fields and Entry Attachments
    • KeePass supports time fields: creation time, last modification time, last access time and expiration time.
    • You can attach files to password entries (useful to store PGP signature files in KeePass for example).
    • [2.x] KeePass has a powerful internal viewer for text files, images and documents. You don't even need to export attached files to view them!
  9. Auto-Type, Global Auto-Type Hot Key and Drag&Drop
    • KeePass can minimize itself and type the information of the currently selected entry into dialogs, webforms, etc. Of course, the typing-sequence is 100% user-customizable, read the documentation file for more.
    • KeePass features a global auto-type hot key. When KeePass is running in the background (with opened database) and you press the hot key, it looks up the correct entry and executes its auto-type sequence.
    • All fields, title, username, password, URL and notes can be drag&dropped into other windows.
  10. Intuitive and Secure Windows Clipboard Handling
    • Just double-click on any field of the password list to copy its value to the Windows clipboard.
    • Timed clipboard clearing: KeePass can clear the clipboard automatically some time after you've copied one of your passwords into it.
    • [1.x] Protection against clipboard monitors (other applications won't get notifications that the clipboard content has been changed).
    • [1.x] Paste-once functionality: allow only one paste operation, after pasting the clipboard is cleared automatically by KeePass.
  11. Searching and Sorting
    • You can search for specific entries in the databases.
    • To sort a password group, just click on one of the column headers in the password list, you can sort by any column.
  12. Multi-Language Support
    • KeePass can be translated into other languages very easily.
    • Over 30 different languages are available!
    • See the translations page.
  13. Strong Random Password Generator
    • KeePass can generate strong random passwords for you.
    • You can define the possible output characters of the generator (number of characters and type).
    • Random seeding through user input: mouse movement and random keyboard input.
  14. Plugin Architecture
    • Other people can write plugins for KeePass.
    • Plugins can extend the functionality of KeePass, like providing additional import/export methods for other file formats.
    • Go to the plugins page for more information and plugin downloads.
  15. Open Source!
    • KeePass free and you have full access to its source code!
    • Open Source prevents backdoors. You can have a look at its source code and compile it yourself.
    • You can yourself check if the security is implemented correctly, you can, if you want, use any other encryption algorithm.
    • Opening the sources also encourages other people to port the application to other systems (PocketPC version already in development) or write translations.
    • KeePass is OSI Certified Open Source Software. OSI Certified is a certification mark of the Open Source Initiative.
Enhancements:
  • New Features:
    • When searching for a string containing a whitespace character, KeePass now splits the terms and reports all entries containing all of the terms (e.g. when you search for "Forum KeePass" without the quotes, all entries containing both "Forum" and "KeePass" are reported); the order of the terms is arbitrary; if you want to search for a term containing whitespace, enclose the term in quotes.
    • When searching for a term starting with a minus ('-'), all entries that do not contain the term are reported (e.g. when you search for "Forum -KeePass" without the quotes, all entries containing "Forum" but not "KeePass" are reported).
    • Added dialog in the options to specify a web proxy (none, system or manual) and user name and password for it.
    • Added option to always exit instead of locking the workspace.
    • Added option to play the UAC sound when switching to a secure desktop (enabled by default).
    • Added filter box in the field references creation dialog.
    • Added command to delete duplicate entries (entries are considered to be equal when their strings and attachments are the same, all other data is ignored; if one of two equal entries is in the recycle bin, it is deleted preferably; otherwise the decision is based on the last modification time).
    • Added command to delete empty groups.
    • Added command to delete unused custom icons.
    • For Unix-like systems: new file-based IPC broadcast mechanism (supporting multiple endpoints).
    • For Unix-like systems: added file-based global mutex mechanism.
    • Auto-type on Unix-like systems: added support for sending square brackets and apostrophes.
    • Two-channel auto-type obfuscation is now supported on Unix-like systems, too.
    • Web access on Unix-like systems: added workarounds for non-implemented cache policy and credentials requirement.
    • Added context menu command to empty the recycle bin (without deleting the recycle bin group).
    • On Windows Vista and higher, when trying to delete a group, the confirmation dialog now shows a short summary of the subgroups and entries that will be deleted, too.
    • In the auto-type target window drop-down combobox, icons are now shown left of the window names.
    • Added {CLEARFIELD} auto-type command (to clear the contents of single-line edit controls).
    • Added support for importing Sticky Password 5.0 XML files (formatted memos are imported as RTF file attachments, which you can edit using the internal KeePass editor; e.g. right-click on the entry in the main window and go 'Attachments' -> 'Edit Notes.rtf' or click on the attachment in the entry view at the bottom of the main window; see 'How to store and work with large amounts of formatted text?' in the FAQ).
    • Added support for importing Kaspersky Password Manager 5.0 XML files (formatted memos are imported the same as by the Sticky Password importer, see above).
    • Password Depot importer: added support for more fields (new time fields and usage count), time fields can be imported using the stored format specifier, vertical tabulators are removed, improved import of information cards, and auto-type sequences are converted now.
    • Added ability to export links into the root directory of Windows/IE favorites.
    • Windows/IE favorites export: added configuration items to specify a prefix and a suffix for exported links/files.
    • In the entry editing dialog, KeePass now opens an attachment either in the internal editor or in the internal viewer, depending on whether the format is supported by the editor.
    • When creating a new database, KeePass now automatically creates a second sample entry, which is configured for the test form in the online help center.
    • Added configuration option to disable the 'Options', 'Plugins' and/or 'Triggers' menu items.
    • Added workaround for Mono tab bar height bug.
    • Added workaround for Mono FTP bug.
    • Added workaround for Mono CryptoStream bug.
    • Added workaround for a Mono bug related to focusing list view items.
    • Added shell script to prepare the sources for MonoDevelop.
    • Translations can now also be loaded from the KeePass application data directory.
    • TrlUtil: added support for ellipses as alternative to 3 dots.
    • KPScript: added 'DetachBins' command to save all entry attachments (into the directory of the database) and remove them from the database.
  • Improvements / Changes:
    • After performing a quick-find, the search text is now selected.
    • Improved quick-find deselection performance.
    • On Unix-like systems, command line parameters prefixed with a '/' are now treated as absolute file paths instead of options.
    • Improved IPC support on Unix-like systems.
    • Locked databases can now be dismissed using the close command.
    • Invalid target windows (like the taskbar, own KeePass windows, etc.) are not shown in the auto-type target window drop-down combobox anymore.
    • Newly created entries are now selected and focused.
    • The entry list is now focused when duplicating and selecting all entries.
    • If KeePass is blocked from showing a dialog on the secure desktop, KeePass now shows the dialog on the normal desktop.
    • Improved dialog initialization on the secure desktop.
    • The current status is now shown while exporting Windows/IE favorites.
    • Windows/IE favorites export: improved naming of containing folder when exporting selected entries only.
    • Windows/IE favorites export: if a group doesn't contain any exportable entry, no directory is created for this group anymore.
    • Improved data editor window position/size remembering.
    • Key modifiers of shortcut key strings are translated now.
    • Shortcut keys of group and entry commands are now also shown in the main menu.
    • When no template entries are specified/found, this is now indicated in the 'Add Entry' toolbar drop-down menu.
    • When deleting a group, its subgroups and entries are now added correctly to the list of deleted objects.
    • Font handling improvements.
    • Improved lock timeout updating when a dialog is displayed.
    • Improved export error handling.
    • Improved FIPS compliance problems self-test (error message immediately at start), and specified configuration option to prevent .NET from enforcing FIPS policy.
    • Various code optimizations.
    • Minor other improvements.
  • Bugfixes:
    • Last modification time is now updated when restoring an older version of an entry.
    • When duplicating an entry, the UUIDs of history items are now changed, too.
Requirements:
  • Windows 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista / 7 / Wine, each 32-bit and 64-bit.
  • GDI+ (included in Windows ≥ XP).

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