Password Managers

KeePass

5  /  43 Reviews
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May 8, 2020 Last updated

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# Change Log

- Added support for opening URLs with the new (Chromium-based) Microsoft Edge in private mode.

- Added support for opening URLs with Vivaldi in private mode.

- Added automatic assignment of mnemonics for 'Open with ...' commands in the 'URL(s)' menu.

- The entry templates menu now supports showing templates that are stored in subgroups of the templates group; each subgroup is displayed as a submenu.

- When adding a new entry based on a template that has an empty user name, the user name is now set to the default user name of the database, unless the new entry is stored in the templates group.

- When adding a new entry based on a template that has an empty password, a random password is generated now (based on the password generator profile 'Automatically generated passwords for new entries'), unless the new entry is stored in the templates group.

- When adding a new entry based on a template that does not expire, the expiry date is now set based on the option 'By default, new entries expire in the following number of days' (in 'Tools' - 'Options' - tab 'Security'), unless the new entry is stored in the templates group.

- New icon recoloring (with high DPI support, by deconstructing an ICO, modifying BMP palettes and data, and assembling a new ICO); there are 24 database colors now.

- Added {UUID} placeholder, which is replaced by the UUID of the current entry.

- The UUID of a group is now displayed in the group editing dialog (tab 'General').

- When specifying a weak master password in the master key creation dialog, KeePass now shows a warning.

- Triggers: added string comparison mode 'Matches regular expression'.

- Enforced configuration: added support for attributes that allow to specify the desired merge behavior.

- Enforced configuration: for most lists, node keys are now used to find corresponding list items.

- Plugins: added I/O connection event for customizing web requests.

- Added workaround for Mono pre-authenticated anonymous web request bug.

- Auto-Type: improved compatibility with VMware Horizon Client and Kaseya Live Connect.

- Enhanced detection of Microsoft Edge.

- The 'Open with ...' commands in the 'URL(s)' menu are sorted now.

- Improved performance of the entry templates menu; removed limitation to 30 templates.

- Database descriptions are now displayed in file tab tooltips.

- When editing an attachment directly from the main window, a history entry is created now.

- UUIDs in the group and entry editing dialogs are now displayed both in hexadecimal and base 64 form.

- Improved Bitwarden import module to support JSON files without groups.

- If the trigger system is disabled using an enforced configuration file, most controls in the triggers dialog are disabled now, too.

- Plugins: an I/O access event is now raised when checking the existence of a local database file.

- In texts that are about to be displayed in a rich text box, U+FFFC characters are now replaced by question marks (in order to avoid the text being cut off at this point).

- When running on Mono 5.10 or higher, a monospaced font is used in password text boxes by default again, as the Mono bug 5795 has been fixed.

- Various code optimizations.

- Minor other improvements.

- Fixed a default value type problem in the hot key configuration settings.

- Database file tab colors are now rounded to the nearest supported colors.

Description

KeePass is a free open source password manager that allows you to manage and store passwords in a secure way. This program allows you to put one or more passwords in one database.

Protection of database is assured by a master key or a key file. You will need to remember one single password or select the key file to unlock the entire database. It offers many features, for example, KeePass supports the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES, Rijndael) and the Twofish algorithms to encrypt its password databases. KeePass is easy enough for a beginner and it is at the same time a complex application that can satisfy even a computer expert.

Trademark Note 1: Microsoft®, Windows® and other product names are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

KeePass Review

I could write entire pages about KeePass and it would be probably not enough. To be honest, you can find tons of information's even the program homepage comes with excellent resources and support. However I think I can mention here the most important aspects of this program. It's free, "open-source", "lightweight" and "easy-to-use" which is more than enough. I mean, when you want the best password manager you can expect to be shareware, that means that you need to pay for a full license. KeePass is another proof that "best things in life are free".

I tested this application on a computer running Windows® 7. It took me several minutes to understand the basic features and usage. The program works excellent on Windows®. As an advice, make sure to remember the "master password" which is going to let you access the entire database.

TIP: Do not create a single password for all of your accounts. If you have one password that you're using it at your email account, bank account, computer login or others you can be in great danger. Supposing that you are a phishing victim, if the bad person is going to access all your accounts with one password you can realize that this is a bad thing.

This is where KeePass will surpass your ability to remember long and complicated passwords and it will become your best friend. As a conclusion, this is "probably" the best, free password manager.

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