how is the database encryption

2010-06-20
2012-09-17
  • Ali Khalfan

    Ali Khalfan - 2010-06-20

    what algorithm is used to encrypt the pwsafe db?

    is there a way it could be changed?

     
  • Rony Shapiro

    Rony Shapiro - 2010-06-21

    From the online help (under "about PasswordSafe"):

    Twofish is a fast, free alternative to the AES, DES and IDEA encryption
    algorithms. Details on the Twofish algorithm, including speed comparisons and
    an extensive list of products that use Twofish, are available at
    http://www.schneier.com/twofish.html.

    Twofish was a finalist for the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), and is
    considered to be cryptographically secure.

    Currently PasswordSafe does not have support for changing the encryption
    algorithm.

     
  • Ali Khalfan

    Ali Khalfan - 2010-06-21

    Thanks

     
  • Rony Shapiro

    Rony Shapiro - 2011-04-05

    The change from Blowfish to Twofish was part of the transition from 2.x to 3.x
    file format, and was formally released on 6/6/2006. See
    http://pwsafe.org/2006.shtml for the release
    history for 2006.

     

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