KeePass 2.24

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 currently known (AES and Twofish).

KeePass is really free, and more than that: it is open source (OSI certified). You can have a look at its full source and check whether the encryption algorithms are implemented correctly.

KeePass features:

  • Strong Security
  • Multiple User Keys
  • Portable and No Installation Required, Accessibility
  • Export To TXT, HTML, XML and CSV Files
  • Import From Many File Formats
  • Easy Database Transfer
  • Support of Password Groups
  • Time Fields and Entry Attachments
  • Auto-Type, Global Auto-Type Hot Key and Drag&Drop
  • Intuitive and Secure Clipboard Handling
  • Searching and Sorting
  • Multi-Language Support
  • Strong Random Password Generator
  • Plugin Architecture
  • Open Source!

Download: KeePass 2.24 | 2.4 MB (Open Source)
Download: Portable KeePass 2.24 | 2.2 MB
View: KeePass Website | Release Notes

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Moved from LastPass to this a few months ago. Whilst the browser integration isn't as good as LastPass the Global Auto-Type saves me so much time in opening applications.

Thanks for the heads up.

SK[ said,]Moved from LastPass to this a few months ago. Whilst the browser integration isn't as good as LastPass the Global Auto-Type saves me so much time in opening applications.
Thanks for the heads up.

Care to explain this browser integration issue?

In the case of Keepass you first need to install the KeePass application, create a database. Login manually each time with the master password. Close keepass install the KeePassHttp plugin. Install the ChomeIPass plugin for chrome. Create an encryption key between the database and ChromeiPass.

The difference is LastPass is created for the web. KeePass is just a password database so LastPass is always going to be better for browser integration.
This may seem like I am knocking KeePass but I am not. I migrated away from LastPass to KeePass. I'm quite happy now though with just using the Global Auto-Type combo to push credentials to websites so I don't use any KeePass browser plugins. The only issue is if I need to save a new site I have to enter the entry manually each time.

i'm tempted to use this as it would save me trouble of having to remeber all my passwords. the only problem I have is with PRISM & all other nefarious NSA/CIA actions these days I'm thinking they have the crack for it and you are conveniently giving NSA all your passwords.

The NSA doesn't need your passwords, if they want to they can go to Google, eBay, Facebook or whatever site and those sites will give them anything they ask for. But no, this program does not send your passwords to anyone.

Why does KeePass try to connect to the Internet?

KeePass has an option to automatically check for updates on each program start. In order to check for updates, KeePass downloads a small version information file and compares the available version with the installed version. No personal information is sent to the KeePass web server.

Automatic update checks are performed unobtrusively in the background. A notification is only displayed when an update is available. Updates are not downloaded or installed automatically.

The option is disabled by default. You can enable/disable it in 'Tools' -> 'Options' -> tab 'Advanced'.

Ridiculous. Do you honestly think if it were sending back passwords no one would have noticed that? It is open source, anyone can examine the code. You shouldn't make up false allegations.

Mafia_14 said,
I have heard it sends your passwords back to their server...

You also hear ghost girls in your room at night..