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KeePass is a password manager and one of my op "must-have" applications. Instead of either having the same password for all your stuff or having to remember many different passwords, you can use one single, secure password to store all others in a secure, encrypted way. Integrations such as autotype makes it easy to handle these passwords in Windows and KeePass is available for multiple platforms.

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KeePass 1

KeePass 1.x is a very light variant for KeePass. I have extended it using various plugins. Related articles:

KeePass 2

KeePass 2 can be regarded as the "full version" which contains many more features. Downside is that it is slower and uses more memory because it is written in C# .NET instead of pure C++/MFC (as KeePass 1). After many years, I switched to KeePass 2 in March 2015 due to the much richer feature set. Also the Android version of Keepass2Android is much better.

I created the following plugins for KeePass 2:

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Two-Channel Auto-Type Obfuscation (TCATO) is a very powerful new feature of KeePass 2. Instead of just auto-typing the information, TCATO splits the information and transfers parts of it via the clipboard. This makes it much harder for keyloggers to capture the information. TCATO can be enabled/disabled on a per-entry basis.

Unfortunately, TCATO does not work for all windows, for example PuTTY. Hence, often you want to enable/disable TCATO per auto-type sequence. Example: Some stupid online banking systems (e.g. BAWAK PSK has this stupid "feature") prevent usage of the clipboard in some input fields, for example when changing the password. In this case you can selectively disable TCATO for this sequence.

Example:

   Auto-Type-Window: BAWAG P.S.K. eBanking - ebanking.bawagpsk.com*
   Auto-Type-Sequence: {C:Login}{DELAY 200}{USERNAME}{TAB}{PASSWORD}{ENTER}
   Auto-Type-Sequence: {C:change password}{TCATO:false}{PASSWORD}{TAB}{NEWPASSWORD:/PSK/}{TAB}{NEWPASSWORD:/PSK/}


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