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KeePass 2.44 Professional/ KeePass 1.38 Classic

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KeePass 2.44 Professional/ KeePass 1.38 Classic

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 you can be easily import to your KeePass databases. The password list you can be export to various formats like TXT, HTML, XML and CSV.

The application has portable edition: you can carry it on an USB stick and runs on Windows systems without installation.

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 to hash the master key components. SHA-256 is a 256-bit cryptographically secure one-way hash function. No attacks are known yet against SHA-256. The output is transformed using a key derivation function.
  • Protection against dictionary and guessing attacks: by transforming the master key component hash using a key derivation function (AES-KDF, Argon2, …), dictionary and guessing attacks can be made harder.
  • Process memory protection: your passwords are encrypted while KeePass is running, so even when the operating system dumps the KeePass process to disk, your passwords aren’t revealed.
  • [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.

Changes in KeePass 2.44 Professional:

New Features:

  • Added option ‘Use file transactions for writing configuration settings’ (turned on by default).
  • If the option ‘Do not store data in the Windows clipboard history and the cloud clipboard’ is turned on (which it is by default), KeePass now additionally excludes its clipboard contents from processing by Windows’ internal ClipboardMonitor component.
  • Added commands to find database files (‘File’ → ‘Open’ → ‘Find Files’ and ‘Find Files (In Folder)’).
  • Added ‘Edit’ menu in the internal text editor (including new ‘Select All’ and ‘Find’ commands with keyboard shortcuts).
  • Added keyboard shortcuts for formatting commands in the internal text editor.
  • Added ‘Cancel’ button in the save confirmation dialog of the internal text editor.
  • Added {CLIPBOARD} and {CLIPBOARD-SET:/T/} placeholders, which get/set the clipboard content.
  • Added support for importing True Key 4 CSV files.
  • Added command line options for adding/removing scheme-specific URL overrides.
  • Added an auto-type event for plugins.
  • When loading a plugin on a Unix-like system fails, the error message now includes a hint that the ‘mono-complete’ package may be required.
  • In order to avoid a Windows Input Method Editor (IME) bug (resulting in a black screen and/or an IME/CTF process with high CPU usage), KeePass now disables the IME on secure desktops.

Improvements:

  • Auto-Type: improved compatibility with VMware Workstation.
  • Auto-Type into virtual machines: improved compatibility with certain guest systems.
  • The option to use the ‘Clipboard Viewer Ignore’ clipboard format is now turned on by default.
  • Improved menu/toolbar item state updating in the internal text editor.
  • Improved performance of Spr compilations.
  • Before writing a local configuration file whose path has been specified using the ‘-cfg-local:‘ command line parameter, KeePass now tries to create the parent directory, if it does not exist yet.
  • Improved conversion of file URIs to local file paths.
  • Improved compatibility of the list view dialog with plugins.
  • If ChaCha20 is selected as file encryption algorithm, the database is now saved in the KDBX 4 format (thanks to AMOSSYS).
  • Minor process memory protection improvements.
  • HTML export/printing: KeePass now generates HTML 5 documents (instead of XHTML 1.0 documents).
  • HTML export/printing: improved internal CSS.
  • HTML exports do not contain temporary content identifiers anymore.
  • XSL files: HTML output now conforms to HTML 5 instead of XHTML 1.0.
  • XSL files: improved internal CSS.
  • CHM pages are now rendered in the highest standards mode supported by Internet Explorer (EdgeHTML mode).
  • Migrated most of the documentation from XHTML 1.0 to HTML 5.
  • Various code optimizations.
  • Minor other improvements.

Bugfixes:

  • In the internal text editor, the ‘Delete’ command does not reset RTF text formattings anymore.
  • The KeyCreationFlags bit 219 (for hiding the passwords) now works as intended.

Changes in KeePass 1.38 Classic:

New Features:

  • When double-clicking the URL cell of an entry in the main entry list while holding 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 yellow intermediate step in password quality progress bars.
  • KeePass now excludes itself from Windows Error Reporting.

Improvements:

  • 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.
  • HTML export/printing: KeePass now generates HTML 5 documents (instead of XHTML 1.0 documents).
  • HTML export/printing: improved internal CSS.
  • CHM pages are now rendered in the highest standards mode supported by Internet Explorer (EdgeHTML mode).
  • Migrated most of the documentation from XHTML 1.0 to HTML 5.
  • Upgraded to Boost libraries version 1.72.0.
  • Various UI text improvements.
  • 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 2.44 Professional/ KeePass 1.38 Classic

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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.