Why only 1 field for password encryptation?!

  • tripylsd

    tripylsd - 2012-09-07

    I'm wondering why 7zip still uses one field for password encriptation in the GUI.
    I think that every input password option should be typed twice to avoid human typing mistakes.

    Yes, I wrote this because this had happened to me a few minutes ago, and now I have to brute force my zip file. >:(


  • fernando

    fernando - 2012-09-07


    Show Password = One Line - SHOWN
    Show Password = Two Line - OBSCURED

    See: i.imgur.com/N3hAn.png

  • tripylsd

    tripylsd - 2012-09-14

    facepalm for me.

  • dos386

    dos386 - 2012-09-25

    I miss this feature in the commandline version :-|

  • fernando

    fernando - 2012-09-25

    You want like this?(mockup):

    $ 7z a arc file -p
    7-Zip 9.20  Copyright (c) 1999-2010 Igor Pavlov  2010-11-18
    Creating archive arc.7z
    Enter password (will not be echoed):    <- after entry this prompt
    Repeat password (will not be echoed):   <- replaced with this prompt
    Everything is Ok
  • dos386

    dos386 - 2012-09-26

    > You want like this?

    YES. Accept, if both PWD's are identical, or the lower one is empty, reject, if both non-empty and different, or the upper one is empty.

    No need to "replace", just drop the 2 lines below each other.

  • Bulat Ziganshin

    Bulat Ziganshin - 2012-09-26

    do386, great idea!


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