PasswordSafe 3.0 Beta2 released

Password Safe is a password database utility. Users can keep their passwords securely encrypted on their computers. A single Safe Combination unlocks them all.

Version 2.x is stable and should be used for protecting real passwords. Version 3.0 has several major changes, including a new security schema. This is to announce the second beta release of PasswordSafe 3.0.

All of the major problems uncovered in the first beta have been addressed, except a problem with win98SE and ME, which I cannot duplicate. Most importantly, a security implementation flaw on non-XP platforms has been resolved.


  1. This is still a BETA release! It should NOT be used as the only tool for storing "real" password information.
  2. This release will read databases saved by previous versions of PasswordSafe. When saving a database, make sure that the new database will have the "psafe3" suffix. This will guarantee that your old database is not overwritten. If you do over-write it by mistake, you can export to old formats from this version, with no loss of data.
  3. The purpose of this release is to gather feedback on bugs, on the new features, and on other features you wish to see implemented. Please enter feedback via the project's summary page: for bug reports, for feature requests.

The release may be downloaded from here:

SHA-1 checksums:
4c58af980ee91eeb5d0e27402b11220051dce2b4 pwsafe-3.0Beta2.exe
90f1b62a3a931c0db59b6a10e33e4b8bbacb832f *

Note that this release also includes PGP/GPG signature files of the
respective packages. These were signed with my SourceForge account key,
keyid FA175557, key fingerprint = FF77 379D D46D DAA6 6182 B452 1D79 5A91
FA17 5557, available from a PGP keyserver near you (such as


Posted by Rony Shapiro 2006-04-23

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