Password Pad Lite

Developer: TJ Soft

Current Version: 1.3

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 322.2 KB - Download

Description:

Password Pad Lite allows you to create multiple note files, each encrypted by a different password.

The key feature of password pad is its simplicity, which makes it easier to use (no need to fill in pre-existing forms) and also allows it to be easily extended to other uses. Keep your data in the format that you want, not in the format that someone else has decided for you. Simple search for the data that you want to retrieve.

Uses for Password Pad include:

- Create and store important information, such as website passwords, app serial numbers and bank details, all secured by a single password
- Keep a diary that others cannot read
- Email encrypted notes (e.g. credit card or login details) that the receiver can open only with the correct password
- And many others!

Read what our users have to say:

“I’ve used other password management tools.... Password Pad has now replaced all of them. It’s just much simpler and faster to use, and I’m always finding new uses for it!”
- Darren Keeth

“I often need to secure more than just login names and passwords even for websites, and your app is the perfect tool for doing that”.
- Amie Shy

Security note:

- The Lite version uses XOR encryption, which is significantly weaker than the Triple DES encryption of the full version.

- Single DES encryption has an effective key length of 56 bits. In 2008, it took approximately 24 hours to crack DES using a $10,000 custom built machine.

- The full version of Password Pad uses Triple DES, which has an effective key length of 112 bits. Each additional bit doubles the amount of time required to brute-force crack the password. The same $10,000 machine would require approximately 197 trillion years to crack a Triple DES encrypted text.

- Triple DES security is used by the electronic payment industry to secure your credit card and ATM transactions.

- It is likely that the most effective way to crack an encrypted text in Password Pad is a dictionary search. Your data is only as secure as the password you choose.

- Both versions convert the input password into a cryptographically secure key with PBKDF2 using 10000 rounds of iteration.

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Release Notes:

- Change UI to remove popup dialog boxes where possible.
- Added startup dialog box.
- Added support for Mac OS X Lion Autosave.
- Added support for Mac OS X Lion Resume.
- Added support for Mac OS X Lion Full Screen.
- Added support for Mac OS X Lion integrated find bar in text view.
- Removed "Reopen Last Document" feature as it has been subsumed by Lion's Resume and startup dialog.

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 1.3
Review by Kart97

Great for keeping info unseen by the kids - This is a basic text editor that gives you the ability to password protect the file. If you need hard core encryption... you might want something more robust... but for everyday... around the house use to keep your kids from seeing things... this works great. I had a question about the product... and got a prompt answer from the developer... it turned out the issue was mine and not the software. It's everything I needed

Found helpful by 41 out of 46 people
1/5
Version 1.3
Review by F Bones

Obsolete encryption in both free and paid versions; Apple provides far better alternatives for free - Password Pad Lite uses XOR encryption, which has been obsolete for the better part of 100 years. It makes no sense to use XOR encryption, because one might assume that the data has actually been encrypted. Password Pad “Pro” uses DES encryption, which was replaced approximately 10 years ago by the AES. Anyone wishing to see the history of DES and AES can look up the Wikipedia entry of the Advanced Encryption Standard. 256bit AES is far more secure than any implementation of the DES (including 3DES). It makes absolutely no sense to purchase software in 2011 that uses the obsolete DES for its encryption. Your Mac already provides two free alternatives for securely storing text files. In the application “Keychain Access”, you can edit Secure Notes. By default, these will be encrypted with your login password, although you can specify another password if you prefer. If you would like to include markup information (i.e., documents with fonts and size information), you can use the built-in application “Disk Utility” to create an encrypted partition and use the application TextEdit to create and edit documents on that partition. The 256-bit AES encrypted partitions from the free utility provide far stronger encryption strength than the obsolete 3DES could provide. For managing passwords for website logins, several components are needed: a generator for creating unique passwords for each site, an encrypted database to store the account/password pairs, mechanisms to synchronize/backup the database, and browser plugins to automate the entry of passwords in login forms. The Password Pad products do a poor job at solving this problem; programs like 1password and lastpass do provide a complete solution.

Found helpful by 108 out of 116 people

More Reviews for Current Version

2/5
Version 1.3
Review by zzzyzxxxx

Whoops not so good……. - This could be a good program but unfortunately I think it reflects poor software engineering and quality control. A file with password of the same letter (say, xxx is set as a password) can be opened with any number of the same letter! For example, a password xxx document is opened by x, xx, xxx, xxxx, etc to n x’s. A flaw like this has me wonder if there are other flaws that I don’t know about in the program, and so I don’t trust it. (v. 1.3).

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
5/5
Version 1.3
Review by Kart97

Great for keeping info unseen by the kids - This is a basic text editor that gives you the ability to password protect the file. If you need hard core encryption... you might want something more robust... but for everyday... around the house use to keep your kids from seeing things... this works great. I had a question about the product... and got a prompt answer from the developer... it turned out the issue was mine and not the software. It's everything I needed

Found helpful by 41 out of 46 people
5/5
Version 1.3
Review by NextToGone

Does What It Says - Nothing more and nothing less. Great notepad for those notes that you don’t want to carry around on every device or share with every account. It’s private and locked away like I need it. Thank you. Had no problems getting it to lock and stay locked.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
5/5
Version 1.3
Review by CIS425

Good Stuff - Great in keeping my files protected. Keep up the good work!

Found helpful by 3 out of 4 people
3/5
Version 1.3
Review by Bouba12341234

Confused?? - I downloaded the app on my mac and realized that if i exit out of the app And then like 5 min later i click to reopen it doesn’t require my password. I personally think that it would be smarter if evrytime someone exits out of the app it locks automatically and requires the password. Thank You

Found helpful by 19 out of 19 people
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