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Discussion in 'Programming & Webmastering' started by Kreij, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. inferKNOX

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    Looks good Kreij, will try it out.
    I don't know if it would help, but you might want to check out Roboform (which is the best password manager, as far as I know, despite being for a somewhat different purpose) for ideas/etc.

    EDIT: Bug found - added (only) one key, "111-222-333" under "Applications" group, then tried to deselect "Applications" from "Groups" menu, resulted in unhandled exception.
    Also, do you think you could slim it down a bit in RAM? Process Explorer reports it to use about 19.5MB, and the responsiveness isn't quite what you'd expect for such a small app.
    I'd like to recommend a 'comments' field, to allow one to differentiate in case they want to save several keys with the same name.
    2nd recommendation, to arrange primarily alphabetically by Group, and secondarily alpabetically by Name.
    Looking good otherwise! ;)

    EDIT2:
    3rd recommendation, when deleting a key, to make cursor jump to the previous "segment(s)" when deleting via backspace.
    4th recommendation, have cursor jump to next "segment" when inputing a dash, ie, -
     
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    work on this!!!
     
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    PM sent Kreij
     
  4. Kreij

    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    Sorry about the lack of information on the status of this utility.
    A complete rework is in progress.

    MailMan has graciously offered to take the graphics end of things under his wing, and I am working on reducing its footprint and giving it more functionality, much of it taken from your suggestions.

    We are raising the bar from "nice" utility to "awesomesauce" utility. As always, suggestions are greatly appreciated. It all boils down to, "if you aren't happy, we're not happy".

    We both have real lives to deal with, so please bear with us as we try to fit this project in when we are able. :)
     
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    Nice Program! Tested on Windows 7 64Bit and it works fine... :)

    Edit: I will check on the memory usage...
     
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    o sweet jesus. I thought you didnt post again and I was about to say kreij if you dont get in this thread so help me god!
     
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    Solaris17 Creator Solaris Utility DVD

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    reviving the dead demanding justice.
     
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    Nice utility Kreij.....and it works too ;) ......

    I have been using Password Manager within Kaspersky PURE for a while, but for game keys KEY-Z seems way better.. :)
     
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    TheMailMan failed you all miserably.
     
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  10. Kreij

    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    Wrong MailMan, You didn't fail. You just procrastinated long enough for me to realize that the app needed to be better than what it was.
     
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    Just found this. When I get some time ill give it a test.
     
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    Small thing in the "not important" department ..... the tool needs an icon! :twitch:
     
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    sub'd
     
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    Sent you a PM with suggestions.
     
  15. Kreij

    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    Okay gents, I've not given up on this utility, but it needs some major work, and I was swamped with coding where I work. That has ended so I have time to devote to this project as it seems there are people who are interested in it.

    It worked fairly well, but "fairly well" does not even begin to cut it in my book. (I am my worst critic)

    Icons and other visual features are at the bottom of the list. They will be addressed, but not before the functional code is 100%.
     
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    Yeah.....and by then I should be wide open. Been dealing with lifes curveballs lately.
     
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    hurray! i was a dick and got what i wanted!
     
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  18. Kreij

    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    Hurray for Solaris being a dick. He saved my project from extinction !! :laugh:

    I'm back working on this as of now. I am incorporating the following into Key-Z
    - Secure key storage (for apps, games, utilities, etc.)
    - Strong password generation and secure storage (for websites, routers, etc.)
    - Cryptographic hash creation and verification (for uploaded/downloaded files)

    I'll update the OP with the new GUI and program information when I get more coded. (Some initial screens added to OP)
    Anything else you gents want included?

    PS. I'm gonna close the other thread on the password generator as it will be incorporated into Key-Z.
     
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    would you mind if i host or include iot on 5.0 of my dvd? Its only appropriate to ask the dev.
     
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    feature list in op?

    is there an auto-copy feature? as in have it automatically copy the serial/password selected in list view to the clipboard? and a separate field for username, for reference but not copied.
    you could also have it save the link to the login screen with the password, so that clicking copies the password and double clicking opens the page in a browser.

    big plus - the ability to save the db via ftp, and load it via ftp or http. that could essentially make it portable, as you could link it to the same db from multiple machines...
     
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    @Solaris : That would be fine, but let's wait until it's at least gets to an alpha build. :D

    @Digi : I'll put the feature list in the OP when I get farther on it. I completed the cryptographic hash section last night, and will be working on one of the other two today (most likely the password section as I forgot to name the original source of Key-Z so I can make the new version compatible. DOH ! )

    The data file is completely portable. You can do whatever you want with it. Put on shared drive, flash drive, etc. etc.
     
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    how difficult would it be to get key-z to do that for you? if it can save and load somewhere remote, it would be much more useful than having to upload the db every time i make a change...
     
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    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    Shouldn't be too hard. I'll look into it when the core coding is done.
     
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    If you double click a category bar (to re-order them) and drop to re-order, it causes this

    Also, what about sub categories? I.e. Main category for windows, then one for windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 etc.
     
  25. Kreij

    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks for the debug info dippy. I'll make sure to retest that in the new code.
    I can do sub-categories.

    @inferKNOX :
    recommendations #1 & #2 will be added. #3 and #4 are already coded.
    @Digi:
    Double clicking row copies key/password to clipboard is coded.
    I will add auto-ftp in an upcoming release.

    I'll add sub-categories and comments tonight, and begin on the file encryption/decryption.

    Question to all ... Is it imperative that the new version be able to read the old encrypted files?
    I want to change the encryption method as the first version was way overkill because I was playing with encryption coding.

    Is something like standard symmetric key encryption sufficient?
    I can give you "perfect secrecy", impossible to crack files but it will take more time and make the utility less portable. I can also give you the choice, but that will mean a bit more time to first alpha release.

    For reference ... odds of someone cracking an AES-256 encrypted file = virtually zero.
    Using a one-time pad encryption technique, unless you have the key it is impossible to crack even with unlimited computing resources.

    Sorry for the Wiki references, but they are easier to understand than the more technical ones. :eek:
     
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