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KeePass 2.49 Professional/ KeePass 1.39 Classic

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KeePass 2.49 Professional/ KeePass 1.39 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 2.49 Professional:

New Features:

  • Added dedicated context menu for custom string fields in the entry dialog, which provides the following new commands: ‘Copy Name(s)’, ‘Copy Value(s)’, ‘Copy Item(s)’, ‘Paste Item(s)’, ‘Select All’ and ‘Move To’.
  • Added button ‘More’ to the right of the custom string fields list in the entry dialog, which shows the context menu.
  • Added dedicated context menu for auto-type associations in the entry dialog, which provides the following new commands: ‘Copy Target Window(s)’, ‘Copy Sequence(s)’, ‘Copy Item(s)’, ‘Paste Item(s)’, ‘Duplicate Item(s)’ and ‘Select All’.
  • Added button ‘More’ to the right of the auto-type associations list in the entry dialog, which shows the context menu.
  • Added optional ‘Auto-Type – Enabled’ main entry list column (turned off by default, can be turned on in ‘View’ → ‘Configure Columns’).
  • Added optional ‘Auto-Type – Sequences’ main entry list column (turned off by default, can be turned on in ‘View’ → ‘Configure Columns’).
  • Added support for importing Keeper 16.0.0 JSON files.
  • Added option ‘Show confirmation dialog when opening a database file whose minor format version is unknown’ (in ‘Tools’ → ‘Options’ → tab ‘Interface’, turned on by default).
  • Added tooltips for some controls.
  • Dialog banners can now be read by screen readers (if the option ‘Optimize for screen reader’ is turned on).
  • Added accessibility names for some controls (text boxes after check boxes, image/color buttons, warning icons, …; if the option ‘Optimize for screen reader’ is turned on).
  • Controls in the accessibility/automation control tree are now ordered by their visual locations (if the option ‘Optimize for screen reader’ is turned on).
  • Added automatic screen reader detection based on the operating system’s screen reader parameter (this does not make the option ‘Optimize for screen reader’ obsolete though, because not all screen readers set the parameter).
  • Various accessibility enhancements (when running on .NET 4.7.1 or higher).
  • Added UIFlags bit for not clearing the quick search terms list when closing/locking a database.
  • Added UIFlags bit for enabling the Input Method Editor (IME) on secure desktops.
  • Added customization option to override the URL that is opened for a help page.

Improvements:

  • In most list views, tooltips are now displayed for a longer time.
  • The entry string move commands can now move multiple strings at once.
  • Removed the entry string button ‘Move’ in the entry dialog (the move commands are available in the context menu).
  • Reordered fields/columns in the entry details view and in the ‘Configure Columns’ dialog for improved consistency with the entry dialog.
  • When running on .NET 4.7 or higher, rich text boxes now instantiate Rich Edit 4.1 (or higher) controls, which support various new features (e.g. Tamil characters are now displayed correctly even when the ‘Latha’ font is not installed).
  • Improved linkification in the entry details view of the main window (URLs, attachments, …) and in the internal data viewer (URLs).
  • URLs in the hex view of the internal data viewer are not linkified anymore.
  • Improved tab order in various dialogs.
  • Improved accessibility control name provision.
  • Improved temporary file/directory deletion performance.
  • Improved hashing of protected binaries, UUIDs, popular passwords, images, …
  • Improved quality of some icons.
  • In the HTML export/printing dialog, the option ‘Group name’ is now disabled when group names are unavailable.
  • Reduced space between tables and group headings in HTML exports/printouts.
  • In the help source selection dialog, controls are now disabled if a help source is enforced (by an enforced configuration file) or if a help URL override is specified.
  • Improved keyboard shortcut check.
  • TrlUtil: improved string table handling.
  • Various CHM file improvements.
  • Upgraded installer.
  • Various UI text improvements.
  • Various code optimizations.
  • Minor other improvements.

Bugfixes:

  • The save confirmation dialog of the entry dialog does not create unnecessary history entries anymore.
  • The tags button drop-down menu in the entry/group dialogs now uses the correct font.
  • TrlUtil: fixed a string table association bug.

Changes in KeePass 2.48 Professional:

New Features:

  • New KDBX 4.1 file format, which supports various new features (listed below).
  • Added support for group tags (KDBX 4.1).
  • In the entry/group dialogs, there now is a button to show a menu for adding/removing existing tags.
  • If an entry/group inherits a tag from a parent group, a link is displayed in the entry/group dialog to show the parent groups and their tags.
  • Added option in the entry dialog for disabling/enabling the password quality estimation for the current entry (KDBX 4.1).
  • If the password quality estimation is disabled for an entry, the entry is now excluded from password quality reports (menu ‘Find’ → ‘Password Quality’).
  • When moving an entry/group into a different group (e.g. into the recycle bin), the previous parent group is remembered now (KDBX 4.1, not enforcing).
  • Added command ‘Move to Previous Parent Group’ (in the ‘Rearrange’ popup menu; if the command will move all selected entries/groups out of the recycle bin, a ‘(Restore)’ suffix is appended to the command name; if at least one entry/group will be moved into/within the recycle bin, a confirmation dialog is displayed).
  • Renaming a list view item (if supported, e.g. a file attached to an entry) can now be initiated by pressing the F2 key.
  • Each custom icon may now have a name, and its last modification time is remembered (KDBX 4.1).
  • In the icon picker dialog, a custom icon can now be renamed (click on an already selected name or press the F2 key).
  • In the icon picker dialog, the dimensions and the size of a custom icon are now displayed in a tooltip.
  • The UUID and the deletion time of a deleted custom icon are remembered now, and this information is used in order to delete the custom icon during a synchronization (if the last modification time is older than the deletion time).
  • Added built-in URL override for associating the ‘ssh’ URL scheme with ‘SSH.exe’ (OpenSSH, included in Windows 10; activatable/deactivatable in ‘Tools’ → ‘Options’ → tab ‘Integration’ → button ‘URL Overrides’).
  • Added support for loading images with Exif orientation tags.
  • Enhanced the LastPass import module to support CSV files created by the latest versions.
  • Enhanced the nPassword import module to import group tags.
  • The last modification time of a database-specific custom data item (by a plugin/port) is now saved (KDBX 4.1).
  • When synchronizing databases, database-specific custom data items (by plugins/ports) are now merged based on their last modification times.
  • Added support for loading KDBX 4 files created by other applications that do not perform a binary content deduplication.
  • Added workaround for .NET/Windows TopMost/WS_EX_TOPMOST desynchronization bug.

Improvements:

  • Various user interface improvements in the group dialog (moved the notes box to the first tab page, moved the auto-type behavior option to the auto-type tab, …).
  • Tags are sorted naturally now.
  • Improved tag handling performance.
  • Various user interface improvements in the icon picker dialog.
  • The temporary icon that represents multiple icons (when editing multiple entries at once) is now named ‘(Multiple values)’.
  • Improved custom icon handling performance.
  • The placeholders {HMACOTP} and {TIMEOTP} now automatically add padding to shared secrets in Base32 encoding, if necessary.
  • Improved error handling of the placeholders {HMACOTP} and {TIMEOTP}.
  • Internal data viewer/editor: ‘*.asc’, ‘*.tab’ and ‘*.tsv’ files are now treated as text files by default.
  • The internal data viewer now does not try to display non-HTML files using the web browser control anymore.
  • Improved error handling of the Bitwarden JSON and nPassword NPW import modules.
  • Improved merging of custom data items (by plugins/ports) in the KDBX file header.
  • Improved image hashing.
  • Improved version display in the ‘About’ dialog.
  • Installer: improved file overwriting.
  • On 64-bit operating systems, the registry value for the setup option ‘Optimize KeePass start-up performance’ is now created in the 64-bit view of the registry.
  • ShInstUtil now fully supports Unicode.
  • Various UI text improvements.
  • Various code optimizations.
  • Minor other improvements.

Bugfixes:

  • The command ‘Delete Unused Custom Icons’ does not delete icons anymore that are still used by history entries.

Changes in KeePass 1.39 Classic:

New Features:

  • Added auto-type matching option ‘Consider similar dashes as identical’ (in ‘Tools’ → ‘Options’ → tab ‘Advanced’ → button ‘Auto-Type’, 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.

Improvements:

  • Upgraded to Boost libraries version 1.75.0.
  • Upgraded installer.
  • Various UI text improvements.
  • Various code optimizations.
  • Minor other improvements.

Bugfixes:

  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash after performing a drag&drop operation into certain other applications.

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 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (32-bit, 64-bit).

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2 Comments on KeePass 2.49 Professional/ KeePass 1.39 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.