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KeePass 2.42.1 – Password Manager

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KeePass 2.42.1 – Password Manager

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. A password database consists of only one file that can be transferred from one computer to another easily.

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.

KeePass All Features:

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. The password list can be exported to various formats like TXT, HTML, XML and CSV.

The application has portable edition: it can be carried on an USB stick and runs on Windows systems without being installed.

Changes in KeePass 2.42 Professional:

New Features:

  • Added main menu items ‘Group’, ‘Entry’ and ‘Find’, which contain all commands related to groups and entries (supersets of context menus); removed ‘Edit’ main menu item, because all of its commands are included in the three new main menu items.
  • Added support for a system-wide hot key to auto-type only the password of a matching entry; by default, the hot key is Ctrl+Alt+Shift+A, changeable in the options dialog.
  • When double-clicking the URL cell of an entry in the main entry list while holding down the Shift key, KeePass now copies the URL to the clipboard (a double-click without Shift continues to open the URL; the option ‘Copy URLs to clipboard instead of opening them’ reverses this behavior).
  • Added quick edit commands ‘Expires: Now’ and ‘Expires: Never’.
  • There now are two commands for copying a whole entry to the clipboard: ‘Copy Entry (Encrypted)’ and ‘Copy Entry (Unencrypted)’; the first one encrypts the data for the current user using the Windows DPAPI.
  • Added Ctrl+Shift+P shortcut for printing the currently selected group.
  • The creation time and the last modification time of an entry are now displayed on the ‘History’ tab of the entry editing dialog.
  • Added support for importing Steganos Password Manager 20 CSV files.
  • Added support for importing Bitwarden 1.12 JSON files.
  • Mozilla Bookmarks JSON import: added support for importing tags (new format, in addition to the old format) and keywords.
  • Enhanced the Enpass import module to support TXT files created by version 6.0.4.
  • The language selection dialog now also lists KeePass 1.x LNG files; when trying to select such a file, an informative error message is displayed.
  • Added ‘Cancel’ command in the context menu of KeePass’ system tray icon, which can be used to abort opening and saving a database file.
  • Added ‘-cancel‘ command line option, which causes all other KeePass instances to cancel opening/saving a database file.
  • Added ‘-auto-type-password‘ command line option (other running KeePass instances auto-type only the password of a matching entry).
  • Added ‘-e1:‘ command line parameter, which works like ‘-e:‘, but is handled by only one other instance; ‘-e:‘ is handled by all other instances.
  • When compiling a PLGX plugin, KeePass now defines a ‘KP_V_*_*_*‘ symbol, where the asterisks specify the KeePass version (for example, ‘KP_V_2_42_0‘ for version 2.42).
  • Added workarounds for .NET Caps Lock warning tooltip bug.
  • Added workaround for Mono grid view default color bug.
  • Added workaround for OneDrive bug on Windows 1809.

Improvements:

  • Auto-Type: improved sending of characters that are realized with the AltGr key.
  • Auto-Type: improved compatibility with VirtualBox 6 and VMware Player.
  • Improved user interface behavior while opening a database file.
  • Accelerator key improvements.
  • Replaced 4 and 8 weeks expiry date search commands by 1 and 2 months (taking the number of days in the months into account).
  • Improved hot key controls (better key combination handling and display).
  • The hot key controls in the options dialog now support entering hot keys that are already registered by KeePass.
  • Improved field to standard field mapping function.
  • Improved new-line handling of several import modules.
  • When a file import fails, KeePass now shows a more detailed error message.
  • After changing the color of an entry using a quick edit command, the entries are deselected now, such that the new color is visible immediately.
  • Moved ‘Print Emergency Sheet’ command into ‘File’ → ‘Print’.
  • The pattern-based password generator now supports repeating escaped characters using ‘{...}‘.
  • The pattern-based password generator now refuses to generate a password if the pattern is (partially) invalid.
  • Turning off the ‘Unhide Passwords’ policy now enforces hiding passwords in a few more places/situations.
  • New-line characters at the end of the output of a {CMD:...} placeholder are now removed (analogous to $(...) and `...` shell command substitutions).
  • The {URL:SCM} and {BASE:SCM} placeholders now work with arbitrary data having a ‘:‘-terminated prefix.
  • Improved {URL:RMVSCM} and {BASE:RMVSCM} placeholders (‘//‘ authority prefix is removed, but not ‘/‘).
  • The ‘-entry-url-open‘ command line option is now handled by all other KeePass instances (instead of only one).
  • Path traversal with attachment names is not possible anymore.
  • Removed the option ‘Show tray icon only if main window has been sent to tray’ from the options dialog (due to possible denial-of-service problems); if you want to hide the icon, it is recommended to configure this in the system settings instead.
  • Improved reading of KDBX XML documents with unknown elements.
  • Improved JSON parser.
  • Various UI text improvements.
  • Various code optimizations.
  • Minor other improvements.

Bugfixes:

  • Fixed a crash that could occur when trying to import certain Mozilla Bookmarks JSON files.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when trying to import certain files with very deeply nested groups.
  • Fixed handling of paths with folder/file names containing quotes (which can occur on Unix-like systems only).

Changes in KeePass 1.37 Classic:

New Features:

  • Added option ‘Do not store data in the Windows clipboard history and the cloud clipboard’ (the option is turned on by default; for entry clipboard commands in the main window).
  • Enhanced installer (added user directory checks, the plugins web page option can be translated now, …).

Improvements:

  • In order to avoid selection/ [Ctrl+A] problems, the user name auto-completion now does not append suggestions anymore; it only shows a list of suggestions (in which a suggestion can be selected manually).
  • Improved reliability of clipboard operations.
  • The data for the ‘Clipboard Viewer Ignore’ clipboard format is now stored in UTF-16 on Windows 2000 and higher.
  • Moved the option ‘Clear clipboard when closing/locking the database’ from the ‘Advanced’ tab to the ‘Memory’ tab.
  • Upgraded to Boost libraries version 1.69.0.
  • Various code optimizations.
  • Minor other improvements.

Homepage – https://keepass.info

Supported Operating Systems: Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (32-bit, 64-bit).

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2 Comments on KeePass 2.42.1 – Password Manager

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    Benzima

    If KeePass isn't quite right for you, check out "LastPass" which I've been using for about 2 weeks and like very much.

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    Hellusion

    The best password manager for storing passwords locally and encrypted. Works perfect with Firefox and the KeeFox add-on, and it can auto-fill login forms.