New Update KeePass Password Manager - Updates and discussion

silversurfer

Level 85
Thread author
Verified
Honorary Member
Top Poster
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
Well-known
Aug 17, 2014
10,123
KeePass 1.40 has been released today!

You can get it here: Download KeePass 1.40.

This is a stable release. It is recommended to upgrade from any previous 1.x version to 1.40. KeePass 1.40 is 100% backward compatible with previous versions.

KeePass 1.40 mainly features performance improvements and user interface enhancements, and various other minor new features and improvements.

Hashes and signatures for integrity checking are available, and program binaries are digitally signed (Authenticode). New translations are available, too.

For a comparison of the current KeePass 1.40 and 2.49, see: Editions Comparison.

Changes from 1.39 to 1.40:​

New Features:
  • On most Windows systems, AES-KDF is now about 3 times as fast as before.
  • Added database file information dialog that is displayed when creating a new database.
  • When double-clicking the title cell of an entry in the main entry list while holding down the Shift key, the title is now copied to the clipboard.
Improvements:
  • Improved default configuration file.
  • Various CHM file improvements.
  • Upgraded to Boost libraries version 1.78.0.
  • Installer: improved file overwriting.
  • Upgraded installer.
  • Various code optimizations.
  • Minor other improvements.
Bugfixes:
  • (None).
 

silversurfer

Level 85
Thread author
Verified
Honorary Member
Top Poster
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
Well-known
Aug 17, 2014
10,123
For interested users, just check KeePass editions comparison on link below, there are all features listed what missed in KeePass 1.x

KeePass Edition Comparison

KeePass is available in two different editions: 1.x and 2.x. They are fundamentally different (2.x is not based on 1.x). Both editions run on Windows operating systems; KeePass 2.x additionally runs on Mono (Linux, Mac OS X, BSD, etc.). See also the Development Status FAQ.
 

silversurfer

Level 85
Thread author
Verified
Honorary Member
Top Poster
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
Well-known
Aug 17, 2014
10,123
KeePass 2.50 has been released today!

You can get it here: Download KeePass 2.50.

This is a stable release. It is recommended to upgrade from any previous 2.x version to 2.50.

KeePass 2.50 mainly features user interface and integration enhancements, and various other minor new features and improvements.

Hashes and signatures for integrity checking are available, and program binaries are digitally signed (Authenticode). New translations are available, too.

For a comparison of the current KeePass 1.40 and 2.50, see: Editions Comparison.


Changes from 2.49 to 2.50:

New Features:

  • On most Windows systems, AES-KDF is now about twice as fast as before.
  • On most Linux systems, AES-KDF is now about 4 times as fast as before, if the 'libgcrypt' library is installed.
  • On most Windows systems, Argon2d and Argon2id are now about twice as fast as before (for default parameters).
  • On most Linux systems, Argon2d and Argon2id are now about 3 times as fast as before (for default parameters), if the 'libargon2' library is installed.
  • The option 'Enter master key on secure desktop' is now also supported by master key prompt dialogs shown during imports, confirmations (before exporting, printing, changing the master key, ...) and trigger actions.
  • The option 'Enter master key on secure desktop' is now also supported by master key creation/change dialogs.
  • The key file/provider combo boxes in the master key dialogs now have a tooltip that shows the current value, if the value is very long.
  • When running on .NET 4.7.2 or higher, GZip decompression is faster now (i.e. most databases are opened a bit faster, pasting entries from the clipboard is a bit faster, ...).
  • Added password generation button in the entry string field dialog.
  • When double-clicking the title cell of an entry in the main entry list while holding down the Shift key, the title is now copied to the clipboard.
  • Added support for opening URLs with Pale Moon, Epiphany and Midori in private mode.
  • Enhanced application detection on Unix-like systems (support for certain Snap packages, ...).
  • Added support for detecting the latest versions of Chromium on Unix-like systems (for 'Open with ...' commands in the 'URL(s)' menu, for the {GOOGLECHROME} placeholder, ...).
  • In the 'URL(s)' menu, there now are separate commands for Google Chrome and Chromium, if both are installed.
  • Enhanced support for detecting Vivaldi, Brave, Pale Moon and Epiphany.
  • Added support for importing Kaspersky Password Manager 9.0.2 TXT files.
  • Bitwarden import module: added support for importing subfolders, and collection names are now imported as tags.
  • In the 'About KeePass' dialog, each item in the components list now has a tooltip that shows the file/folder path of the component, if it is installed.
  • In the 'About KeePass' dialog, a double-click onto a component now shows the component file/folder with the file manager.
  • In the 'About KeePass' dialog, the components list now has a context menu that provides the following new commands: 'Show with File Manager', 'Copy Version/Status' and 'Copy Path'.
Improvements:
  • If the option 'An entry matches if one of its tags is contained in the target window title' is turned on, auto-type now additionally considers tags inherited from groups.
  • The built-in password generation patterns 'Hex Key - *-Bit' now use upper-case hexadecimal symbols.
  • Improved Spr variance check of the password generator (custom string references, ...).
  • All commands in the password generator menu (shown by the password generator buttons in entry/string dialogs) support the option 'Show dialog for collecting user input as additional entropy' now.
  • Improved entropy collection dialog.
  • Improved control state updating in the master key prompt dialog and in the master key creation/change dialog.
  • Improved key file existence check in the master key creation/change dialog.
  • Improved master key construction.
  • Improved handling of exclusive key providers.
  • Improved compatibility of some dialogs with plugins that can cancel closing the dialog.
  • Improved automatic entry selections in the main entry list.
  • Access key improvements.
  • Improved entry equality test in order to prevent the creation of unnecessary history entries during certain operations.
  • XML Replace: improved entry modification detection.
  • Improved initial input focus in the single edit dialog.
  • In the import/export dialog, the icon of an import/export module now matches the file/procedure type.
  • DataVault CSV import module: improved importing of notes.
  • Improved native buffer handling.
  • When opening/copying the URL of an entry, the last access time of the entry is updated now.
  • TrlUtil: added DPI awareness mode declaration.
  • Various UI text improvements.
  • Various code optimizations.
  • Minor other improvements.
Bugfixes:
  • Column header context menus are not shown for non-report list views anymore.
  • When copying a URL to the clipboard fails, the main entry list is updated now.
  • Toggling the password generator option 'Show dialog for collecting user input as additional entropy' now causes a switch to the '(Custom)' profile.
  • In the TAN wizard dialog, group names containing ampersands are displayed correctly now.
 

silversurfer

Level 85
Thread author
Verified
Honorary Member
Top Poster
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
Well-known
Aug 17, 2014
10,123
KeePass 2.50 improves support for certain browsers next to that. The detection of the browsers Brave, Epiphany, Pale Moon and Vivaldi was improved, Chrome and Chromium are now listed as separate commands in the URL(s) menu, and opening URLs in private browsing mode in Pale Moon, Epiphany and Midori was added. On Unix-like systems, support for detecting the last versions of Chromium was added.
 

silversurfer

Level 85
Thread author
Verified
Honorary Member
Top Poster
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
Well-known
Aug 17, 2014
10,123
KeePass comes with built-in sync functionality. Users may sync databases using local files or using URLs. Before we take a look at the process itself, it is important to understand the synchronization logic of the application.

KeePass' synchronization algorithm merges matching entry levels when sync is invoked. The application uses the last modification date as the main data point when deciding about the recency of entries. KeePass keeps track of it automatically whenever an entry is added or modified.

The application uses its history feature when it merges entries. Assume that the same login is available in two databases, but with different passwords. KeePass will merge these and set the most recent username and password as the default after the sync process completes. All other entries are stored in the history, so that they are not lost and may be accessed when the need arises.

Note: it is recommended that you create backups of the databases as a safeguard. While it is unlikely that things will go wrong, it is always better to have a backup for restoration purposes.
  1. To get started with the merging of databases, open KeePass and load one of the databases that you want to merge.
  2. Select File > Synchronize.
  3. Decide whether you want to merge the loaded database with a local file (Synchronize with File) or with a remote file (Synchronize with URL).
  4. Just select the local file if you picked that option. KeePass merges the two databases and displays a short notification in its status bar about the process. If you see "Synchroniztion completed successfully", you are all set and everything should have been merged.
  5. The "by URL" option works similarly, only that you need to type the URL that points to the KeePass database file. You may also add username and password, in case access is restricted.
 

silversurfer

Level 85
Thread author
Verified
Honorary Member
Top Poster
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
Well-known
Aug 17, 2014
10,123
New Version, KeePass 1.40.1
Changes from 1.40 to 1.40.1:
  • Added workaround for Wine bug 52457.
  • Increased Authenticode certificate key length.
  • Various CHM/help improvements.
  • Upgraded to Boost libraries version 1.79.0.
  • Upgraded installer.
  • Minor other improvements.
 

silversurfer

Level 85
Thread author
Verified
Honorary Member
Top Poster
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
Well-known
Aug 17, 2014
10,123
KeePass 2.51 has been released today! You can get it here: Download KeePass 2.51.

This is a stable release. It is recommended to upgrade from any previous 2.x version to 2.51.

KeePass 2.51 mainly features user interface and integration enhancements, and various other minor new features and improvements.

Hashes and signatures for integrity checking are available, and program binaries are digitally signed (Authenticode). New translations are available, too.

For a comparison of the current KeePass 1.40.1 and 2.51, see: Editions Comparison.

Changes from 2.50 to 2.51:​

New Features:
  • Most dialogs with fixed size now detect whether they fit onto the current screen, and when a dialog does not fit (e.g. due to a very high DPI factor), its size is reduced and scroll bars are displayed.
  • Added plural entry command names in the main window (e.g. the command for editing the currently selected entry/entries is now called either 'Edit Entry' or 'Edit Entries', depending on the number of selected entries).
  • Added tooltip for the main part of the status bar of the main window.
  • Enhanced color buttons (tooltips, accessible names, ...) in the entry dialog, in the database settings dialog and in the options dialog.
  • Added 'Interface (2)' tab page in the options dialog, renamed the existing 'Interface' tab page to 'Interface (1)', moved some controls from 'Interface (1)' to 'Interface (2)'.
  • Enhanced font selection controls (with a checkbox that allows to return to the default, the button shows the currently selected font, tooltip, improved accessibility, ...) in the options dialog.
  • Added help links 'Dark theme' and 'Main font (size)' in the options dialog.
  • The options 'Custom alt. item color' and 'Esc keypress in main window' are now disabled if they are enforced (by an enforced configuration file).
  • Added support for opening URLs with Waterfox in private mode.
  • Added dialog for editing (HMAC-based and time-based) one-time password generator settings (can be opened using the 'OTP Generator Settings' commands in the entry dialog or in the 'Edit Entry (Quick)' menu of the main window).
  • Added entry commands 'Copy HMAC-Based OTP', 'Show HMAC-Based OTP', 'Copy Time-Based OTP' and 'Show Time-Based OTP' (in the 'Other Data' menu).
  • Added entry commands 'Copy Title' and 'Copy Notes' (in the 'Other Data' menu).
  • When switching to the 'Generate' tab page of the password generator dialog (no database open), the entropy collection dialog is displayed now, if the option 'Show dialog for collecting user input as additional entropy' is turned on.
  • Added option 'Colorize password characters' in the HTML export/print dialog; the colors are customizable.
  • Added options 'Custom main font' and 'Custom password font' in the HTML export/print dialog.
  • Added horizontal entry separator lines in tabular HTML exports/printouts.
  • In the plugins dialog, the 'Delete old files from cache automatically' option and the 'Clear' button are now disabled if they are enforced (by an enforced configuration file).
  • Plugins can now change the expiry date of an entry more easily.
  • Added workaround for Wine bug 52457.
Improvements:
  • Improved main window initialization performance.
  • Improved initial emergence of a minimized or maximized main window (less flickering, improved performance, ...).
  • Improved names/tooltips of the database toolbar buttons in the main window.
  • Improved handling of bold/italic list fonts.
  • Improved entry list update performance in certain situations.
  • Improved dynamic menu deconstruction performance.
  • Fields starting with 'HmacOtp-' or 'TimeOtp-' are not shown in the entry string copy menu anymore.
  • Improved tooltips and accessibility of password repetition text boxes.
  • When a dark theme is active, the error background color of text boxes is darker now.
  • Improved accessibility of expiry control groups.
  • The title of the master key creation/change dialog is now adjusted to the context.
  • Improved 'Compression' tab page of the database settings dialog (extended 'None' option description, improved accessibility, ...).
  • If no color has been specified, the 'Custom alt. item color' button in the options dialog now shows the default color.
  • Improved HTML generation for HTML exports/printouts.
  • Improved default fonts used when printing or exporting to HTML.
  • In block HTML exports/printouts, field names are not italic anymore (unless the user has selected an italic main font).
  • In HTML exports/printouts, all field values except passwords are trimmed now.
  • HTML exports/printouts: improved encoding of white-space characters in passwords.
  • Improved horizontal entry separator lines in block HTML exports/printouts.
  • TrlUtil: improved control classification.
  • Increased Authenticode certificate key length.
  • Various CHM/help improvements.
  • Upgraded installer.
  • Various UI text improvements.
  • Various code optimizations.
  • Minor other improvements.
Bugfixes:
  • The command line parameter '-preselect:' now works as expected when the option 'Clear master key command line parameters after using them once' is turned on.
  • Font selections in the options dialog are now applied only when closing the dialog with [OK].
 

silversurfer

Level 85
Thread author
Verified
Honorary Member
Top Poster
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
Well-known
Aug 17, 2014
10,123
Closing Words

KeePass 2.51 is a smaller release that improves the user interface and integration. Most of the changes are behind the scenes, but some improve the user experience or give users more control over certain features in the password manager.
 

silversurfer

Level 85
Thread author
Verified
Honorary Member
Top Poster
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
Well-known
Aug 17, 2014
10,123

Changes from 2.51 to 2.51.1:​

  • The option 'Use alternating item background colors' is now compatible with automatic sorting again.
  • Improved entry list update performance when duplicating entries.
  • Fixed an entry list scrolling bug.
  • Minor other improvements.
 

silversurfer

Level 85
Thread author
Verified
Honorary Member
Top Poster
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
Well-known
Aug 17, 2014
10,123
KeePass 2.52 has been released today! You can get it here: Download KeePass 2.52.
Changes from 2.51.1 to 2.52:

New Features:

  • Added 'Copy Initial Password' command in the tools menu of the entry dialog; it copies (to the clipboard) the password that was current when the dialog was opened.
  • When multiple entries are selected (containing at least one attachment), the number of attachments is now displayed in the 'Attachments' submenu of the entry menu.
  • Added option 'Alt. item background color' (supporting the states 'Off', 'On, default color' and 'On, custom color'); this combines the previous two options 'Use alternating item background colors' and 'Custom alt. item color'.
  • Comment placeholders ({C:...}) may now contain balanced braces.
  • In the auto-type entry selection dialog, values in the 'Sequence - Comments' column are dereferenced now.
  • The time when the password of an entry was last changed is now displayed in the entry dialog on the 'History' tab page.
  • The {FIREFOX} placeholder and the 'URL(s)' menu ('Open with ...' commands) now support detecting the Microsoft Store version of Firefox (in addition to the regular versions).
  • Added support for importing 1Password 8.7 1PUX files.
  • Added support for importing Key Folder 1.22 XML files.
  • Sticky Password XML import: added support for importing groups and expiry dates.
  • Steganos Password Manager CSV import: added support for the new encoding of double quotes.
  • Bitwarden JSON import: time-based one-time password generator settings are converted automatically now.
  • KeePass now checks the 'KeePass.exe.config' file and shows a warning message when finding a problem.
  • For development builds: added command for showing GC information.
  • Plugins can now load the header of a database file more easily.
  • Plugins can now subscribe to a master key change event.
  • TrlUtil: added workaround for .NET tab control focus bug.

Improvements:
  • Moved the command 'Save Attached File(s) To' into the 'Attachments' submenu of the entry menu and renamed it to 'Save File(s) To'.
  • The command for saving attached files is now available only if at least one of the selected entries has at least one attachment.
  • The {APPACTIVATE ...} auto-type command now ignores the options 'Cancel auto-type when the target window changes' and 'Cancel auto-type when the target window title changes'.
  • {APPACTIVATE ...} auto-type command: if the specified window does not exist or cannot be focused, auto-type is aborted now.
  • Unified creation of fields with indices.
  • Improved database modification state and UI updating after imports/synchronizations.
  • In the master key creation/prompt dialogs, the [OK] button is now disabled when checking the 'Key file/provider' check box and selecting '(None)' in the combo box.
  • Improved drop-down menu width adjustment for certain combo boxes in the options dialog.
  • Improved hashing performance of protected binaries, UUIDs, ...
  • Performance improvements related to empty arrays.
  • Improved Mono framework version detection.
  • TrlUtil: improved preview dialog update performance.
  • Various UI text improvements.
  • Various code optimizations.
  • Minor other improvements.

Bugfixes:
  • Fixed a bug that caused a minimized main window to be restored to a normal window instead of a maximized window in certain situations.
  • The 'Help' menu item in the entry dialog and the 'Help' button in the entry string field dialog now open the correct help sections.
 

silversurfer

Level 85
Thread author
Verified
Honorary Member
Top Poster
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
Well-known
Aug 17, 2014
10,123
Check out the key improvements in KeePass 2.52 below:
  • New Copy Initial Password option in the Entry dialog under Tools. Activation copies the password that was active when the Entry dialog was opened to the clipboard. Entry allows users to change passwords, but KeePass keeps track of the password history.
  • The number of attachments is now displayed in the Attachment menu when multiple entries are selected.
  • The History tab of the entry dialog displays the time a password was last changed.
  • Firefox placeholder supports the Microsoft Store versions of Firefox now.
  • Support for importing passwords from 1Password, Key Folder, Sticky Password, Steganos Password Manager and Bitwarden improved.
  • KeePass checks the configuration file in the new version and displays warnings if issues are detected.
  • Improvements to the plugin system (load header of a database file easier, and subscribe to a master key change event).
  • Saved Attached File(s) To renamed to Save File(s) To and moved to Attachments submenu under Entry. Command is only visible if at least one attachment is detected.
 

silversurfer

Level 85
Thread author
Verified
Honorary Member
Top Poster
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
Well-known
Aug 17, 2014
10,123
hi
but can i know why why the option of master password and keyfile is always ON , even i haven't a master password ?? I have only the keyfile and use onlt a keyfile , I mean version 1.40
is a bug?
thanks for the update

I am using both features Master Password and additional a special "keyfile" AFAIK there is no ability to disable the feature Master Password or I missed something 🤷‍♂️

Quote: "Your KeePass database file is encrypted using a master key. This master key can consist of multiple components: a master password, a key file and/or a key that is protected using the current Windows user account. For opening a database file, all components of the master key are required."

When you talking about KeePass 1.40, there is available an update to download version 1.40.1 maybe that does help in your case...
 
Last edited:

silversurfer

Level 85
Thread author
Verified
Honorary Member
Top Poster
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
Well-known
Aug 17, 2014
10,123
KeePass 1.41 released. Note: that is the previous major version, just take a look on Editions Comparison.

Changes from 1.40.1 to 1.41:​


New Features:
  • Added {EDGE} placeholder, which is replaced by the executable path of the new (Chromium-based) Microsoft Edge, if installed.
  • The {FIREFOX} placeholder now supports detecting the Microsoft Store version of Firefox (in addition to the regular versions).
  • When trying to rearrange entries while automatic sorting is activated, KeePass now asks whether to deactivate automatic sorting.
  • Added border for headings in HTML exports/printouts.
  • Added horizontal entry separator lines in HTML exports/printouts.

Improvements:
  • Improved item separation in the entry details view.
  • When moving an entry fails, the last access time of the entry is not updated anymore.
  • Improved HTML generation for HTML exports/printouts.
  • Improved fonts used when printing or exporting to HTML.
  • HTML exports/printouts: improved encoding of white-space characters in passwords.
  • Reordered fields/columns in exports for improved consistency.
  • Upgraded to Boost libraries version 1.81.0.
  • Various code optimizations.
  • Minor other improvements.

Bugfixes:
  • (None).
 

silversurfer

Level 85
Thread author
Verified
Honorary Member
Top Poster
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
Well-known
Aug 17, 2014
10,123
KeePass 2.53 has been released today!

You can get it here: Download KeePass 2.53.

This is a stable release. It is recommended to upgrade from any previous 2.x version to 2.53.

KeePass 2.53 mainly features user interface and integration enhancements, and various other minor new features and improvements.

Hashes and signatures for integrity checking are available, and program binaries are digitally signed (Authenticode). New translations are available, too.

For a comparison of the current KeePass 1.41 and 2.53, see: Editions Comparison.

Changes from 2.52 to 2.53:​


New Features:
  • For each entry listed on the 'History' tab page of the entry dialog, the fields modified with respect to the previous entry are displayed.
  • Added 'Compare' button on the 'History' tab page of the entry dialog; when two (not necessarily consecutive) history entries are selected, clicking the button shows a detailed comparison (with values, etc.).
  • When editing an entry, the history entry list of the entry dialog now contains an entry called 'Dialog (unsaved)', which represents all data entered in the current dialog (other tab pages).
  • When editing an entry, the history entry list of the entry dialog now contains an entry called 'Current (TIME)', which is the entry that is currently stored in the database (without any changes made in the current dialog).
  • Added 'History' command in the 'Find' main menu; it lists all entry modifications (sorted by time).
  • Added filter box in most report dialogs (last modified entries, history, large entries, similar password clusters, password quality, history entry comparison, database file search, ...).
  • Added 'Print' button in most report dialogs.
  • Added 'Export' button in most report dialogs; supported formats are CSV and HTML.
  • Added {EDGE} placeholder, which is replaced by the executable path of the new (Chromium-based) Microsoft Edge, if installed.
  • Added URL override suggestion for Microsoft Edge in private mode in the URL override suggestions drop-down list of the entry dialog.
  • Added optional built-in global URL overrides for opening HTTP/HTTPS URLs with Microsoft Edge in private mode.
  • When trying to rearrange entries while automatic sorting is activated, KeePass now asks whether to deactivate automatic sorting.
  • Added access keys in the tags button drop-down menu of the entry/group dialogs.
  • Added access keys in the 'View' → 'Sort By' menu.
  • Added access keys in the entry templates menu.
  • Added access keys in the 'Perform Auto-Type' menu (which is displayed if the 'Show additional auto-type menu commands' option is turned on).
  • Added {HMACOTP} and {TIMEOTP} in the 'Perform Auto-Type' menu.
  • Added keyboard shortcut Ctrl+T for the 'Copy Time-Based OTP' entry data command.
  • Added keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+T for the 'Show Time-Based OTP' entry data command.
  • Enhanced Password Depot XML import module to support the new format (added support for the new node names, group icons, recycle bin, tags, favorites, auto-type delay conversion, history, enhanced icon mapping, enhanced date/time parsing, ...).
  • Added border for headings in HTML exports/printouts.
  • Added support for running KeePass in FIPS mode.

Improvements:
  • History entries listed on the 'History' tab page of the entry dialog are now sorted from newest to oldest.
  • The icons in the list on the 'History' tab page of the entry dialog now indicate the type of the entry.
  • History entry controls of the entry dialog are now disabled when creating a new entry.
  • The history entry 'Restore' button is now disabled when any change has been made in the current dialog.
  • The 'Password modified' time is now updated immediately when deleting a history entry.
  • Improved URL override suggestion for Microsoft Edge in the URL override suggestions drop-down list of the entry dialog (changed from 'microsoft-edge:{URL}' to 'cmd://{EDGE} "{URL}"').
  • Improved optional built-in global URL overrides for opening HTTP/HTTPS URLs with Microsoft Edge (changed from 'microsoft-edge:{BASE}' to 'cmd://{EDGE} "{BASE}"').
  • Reordered web browser URL overrides alphabetically.
  • Improved dynamic menu item access key assignment.
  • Improved item separation in the entry details view.
  • In most places, groups in a group path are now separated by right arrows instead of hyphens.
  • Improved last modification time comparison for plugin data dictionaries.
  • Unified generation of common HTML parts.
  • The 'Copy Initial Password' command in the 'Tools' menu of the entry dialog now requires the 'Copy' application policy flag.
  • Various UI text improvements.
  • Various code optimizations.
  • Minor other improvements.

Bugfixes:
  • The history entry 'Restore' button now always works as expected.
 

silversurfer

Level 85
Thread author
Verified
Honorary Member
Top Poster
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
Well-known
Aug 17, 2014
10,123

Password Manager KeePass 2.53 released with password history improvements​

Compare is a new feature in History that enables KeePass users to compare to entries in History. The compare button becomes active when two history items are selected (using Ctrl-click).

KeePass displays them next to each other and highlights all the differences between the two data sets.

KeePass users find a new History search option under Find. The password manager displays a chronological listing of all modifications of the entire KeePass password database when launched. Each entry is listed with the modified value which reveals password or user name changes, new entries, or removals.

keepass-compare.png
 

silversurfer

Level 85
Thread author
Verified
Honorary Member
Top Poster
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
Well-known
Aug 17, 2014
10,123

The Key Derivation settings​

keepass key derivation



The second option that KeePass users have is to change the key derivation function and make changes to its number of iterations.

KeePass supports several, including Argon2d, Argon 2id and the classic AES-KDF.

If AES-KDF is selected, KeePass users may either want to increase the number of iterations from the default 60,000 to a higher value, or switch the function to Argon2d instead.

Higher iterations extend the time it takes to enter the password linear. While that may add a small delay to the user's own opening of the password database, it makes brute forcing attacks more expensive as it takes longer to test each password.

Select File > Database Setting and then Security to display the current configuration of the database that is open in KeePass.

The key derivation function lists the function that is used. AES-KDF displays just the number of iterations below, which users may want to increase to 600,000.

KeePass users may also switch to using Argon2d instead, which promises even better protection against brute force attacks.
 

About us

  • MalwareTips is a community-driven platform providing the latest information and resources on malware and cyber threats. Our team of experienced professionals and passionate volunteers work to keep the internet safe and secure. We provide accurate, up-to-date information and strive to build a strong and supportive community dedicated to cybersecurity.

User Menu

Follow us

Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to know first about the latest cybersecurity incidents and malware threats.

Top