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PWGen-2.5.4.zip 2015-03-12 1.4 MB 22 weekly downloads
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NOTES ON THE DOWNLOADABLE FILES: -------------------------------- PWGen-xxx.zip : contains PWGen binary (PWGen.exe) & manual *without* installer/setup; simply extract the contents of the .zip file into a folder of your choice and execute PWGen.exe; useful for portable applications (USB stick etc.) PWGen-xxx-Setup.exe : contains setup for installing PWGen on your hard disk PWGen-xxx-Src.zip : contains source code (C/C++, Borland C++ Builder) RELEASE NOTES: -------------- CHANGES & IMPROVEMENTS: - generation of unique password lists (i.e., lists where each entry must occur only once; activated by the option "Exclude duplicate entries" in the "Advanced Password Options") has been optimized for speed (at the expense of a roughly doubled memory requirement) and is much faster now even for very large password lists (>1 million entries) - when generating password lists to files with the "Exclude duplicates" option activated, checking for duplicates is performed in-memory now instead of searching the entire file contents; as a consequence, the amount of passwords that can be generated in this case is limited by the memory available to a 32-bit application like PWGen (... but it's also much faster now) (thanks to Hussein for reporting & valuable suggestions!); note that when the list is appended to an existing file, the file contents will NOT be searched anymore for already existing password entries, i.e., a new unique password list will be appended to the file FIXES: - generation of unique password lists didn't work properly for passphrases (composed of words from a word list) - fixed a bug in the internal word list ("diceware8k" module), which reduced its effective size to 8191 instead of 8192 words (list contained an empty string due to the faulty encoding of a string in the C source code file); apart from (slightly!) reducing the entropy (12.9998 vs. 13), this empty word reduced the number of words in passphrases when randomly chosen and sometimes caused errors when converting passwords to UTF-8 Unicode encoding - "out of memory" errors were not displayed correctly, a cryptic message was shown without the actual information
Source: readme.txt, updated 2015-03-12

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