Is the complete database encrypted or only the passwords?

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2013-12-25
2013-12-30
  • Hello,

    I use keepass Version 2.24 and I have a little question. Is the complete database encrypted or only the passwords? I often use the "notes" field to store additional secret data. So I wonder if it's save to store this kind of data in the comments field.

    Thank You

     
    Last edit: RichardEberhard 2013-12-25
  • Paul
    Paul
    2013-12-25

    KeePass encrypts the entire database before saving to disk. When the database has been unlocked all unencrypted data is stored in memory and certain data, like passwords, are re-encrypted in memory.

    There is more information in the Help pages. http://keepass.info/help/base/security.html

    cheers, Paul

     
    • So if the database isn't opened the "notes" field is as save as the "password" field, right?

       
  • Paul
    Paul
    2013-12-30

    Correct. The entire file is encrypted in one go.

    cheers, Paul