New database format

erdgeist
2006-03-28
2012-09-17
  • erdgeist
    erdgeist
    2006-03-28

    I took a look at the new fileformat. They are "tagged" with PWS3.
    Is it such a good idea? I think, a trojaner could now scan and collect those database files better.

     
    • Rony Shapiro
      Rony Shapiro
      2006-03-30

      Hi,

      Perhaps a trojaner can scan the files a bit quicker, but without the master passphrase, they would do him little good.

      Note that even without a tag, encrypted files are fairly easy to identify (they don't compress), so the "benefit" of security by obscurity is, as usual, illusory.

      The benefit, OTOH, of the application rapidly identifying a non-pwsafe database, is real.

      Rony