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Old 05-02-2015, 12:41 AM   #16
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Mono = *nix program build to be able to run Windows .net programs (sorry for saying Silverlight earlier, was thinking Moonlight). Although it may not be needed much longer as MS has open sourced most of .net (haven't seen any native .net tools in linux yet, but haven't looked). So you need Mono installed to be able to run the KeePass program.

Most distro's package a Keepassx 1.x. Has a less secure type of file it saves your passwords as, so is easier to crack into the file. I know Debian that Ubuntu is built off of has KeepassX 1.x and KeePass 2.x. I run KeePass due to the improved security of the new file type, and because I don't really mind having to install Mono.

In the grand scheme of things, if ubuntu offers keepassx 2.x, there is no difference in security level to keepass 2.x. However, if they offer Keepassx 1.x and Keepass 2.x, then Keepass is more secure.
 
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Old 05-02-2015, 06:43 PM   #17
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Mono = *nix program build to be able to run Windows .net programs (sorry for saying Silverlight earlier, was thinking Moonlight). Although it may not be needed much longer as MS has open sourced most of .net (haven't seen any native .net tools in linux yet, but haven't looked). So you need Mono installed to be able to run the KeePass program.

Most distro's package a Keepassx 1.x. Has a less secure type of file it saves your passwords as, so is easier to crack into the file. I know Debian that Ubuntu is built off of has KeepassX 1.x and KeePass 2.x. I run KeePass due to the improved security of the new file type, and because I don't really mind having to install Mono.

In the grand scheme of things, if ubuntu offers keepassx 2.x, there is no difference in security level to keepass 2.x. However, if they offer Keepassx 1.x and Keepass 2.x, then Keepass is more secure.
Thanks Timothy. Seems to me Keepass2 was the way to go. My Ubuntu Software Center offered "Keepass2" and "KeepassX." I assumed Keepass2 was 2.x but I'm not so sure. I'm attaching a screenshot of what I got (Keepass2). Is this the one with the 2.x (better) encryption? (BTW I already had Mono installed.) I haven't used it yet so it would be easy to uninstall and get KeepassX. Thanks.
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Old 05-03-2015, 12:47 AM   #18
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Yup, that's keepass 2.
 
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I don't trust any password manager^_^
 
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Yup, that's keepass 2.
Thanks. So that's the one with the better encryption, right?
 
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Correct. Just be sure when you create the file it of the type that ends in x, which it should default to. This is the newer, better encryption file.
 
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Old 05-03-2015, 09:52 PM   #22
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Correct. Just be sure when you create the file it of the type that ends in x, which it should default to. This is the newer, better encryption file.
Okay, man, thanks.
 
  


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