Version 2.03 features a new password option "Exclude repeating consecutive characters" which ensures that each character in the password will be different from the previous one. Furthermore, the word list field has been transformed into a drop-down list.
Version 2.02 features some new "Advanced Password Options" as well as one major bugfix.
Additional language files can be found in the package "PWGen 2.x language support". Currently, 4 languages are supported:
PWGen is a password generator capable of creating large amounts of cryptographically secure random passwords or pass*phrases* (from word lists). It uses a random pool to gather entropy from user inputs and system parameters, and offers text encryption.
PWGen offers some "advanced password options" now (click on the "Advanced" button in the main window).
After some long, long break in programming, I've finally managed to revise the good old PWGen completely. It has a nicer user interface now, is more user-friendly, more flexible and, on the whole, simply better than the old 'wizard-based' versions. It uses a different random pool technique (based on SHA-256 and AES) and text encryption scheme compared to v1.x. It still offers multilingual support, but currently only for German (translators welcome!). You can find all the relevant changes in the release notes. Just have a look at the new program!... read more
Despite a horrible lack of time I've managed to release WLE, a "word list extractor" for PWGen. This small tool is capable of creating word lists suitable for PWGen, very easy and fast. Have a look at it!
PWGen has become even more secure & faster. Version 1.40 offers a lot of new functions, for example the possibility to encrypt the clipboard.
(from the Changes Log)
- "breaking news": PWGen features multilingual support now; all messages of
PWGen can be easily translated into another language (see language.txt and
- removed function "Password List" ("Misc." menu); now password lists can be
easily created by calling the specific "Get Password List..." functions
- the program's settings can be modified via Windows dialog; press F3 to try
this new feature (keep in mind that you have to restart the application in
order to make changes effective!)
- fixed bug in ClearControlTextBuf() (-> Main.cpp)
- a lot of slight changes to meet the programmer's perfectionism ;-)
(from the Changes Log)
- new function "Add to File" accessible in the context menu of the password field (Step III); it adds the password and other relevant information as an "entry" to the file. If you encrypt this "list", it can serve you as a real password safe!
- minor changes
New function "Password List" to create a whole bunch of "quick & dirty" passwords at once.
BREAKING NEWS: PWGen now provides PGP-like security and lots of new features to satisfy the highest requirements! (In fact, PWGen should be more secure than the true random number generator in PGP 2.6.3; see random.c in the PGP source code.)
Now featuring a PGP-like random pool technique.
Now with lots of new functions and options, including the possibility to create Diceware-like passphrases.
Now with documentation in German.
The new version of PWGen comes with lots of new features and improvements; the program should be even more secure now.
In this new version of the powerful password generator, a few minor bugs were fixed.