Password Gorilla
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Password Gorilla is the cross-platform version of Password Safe for Mac OS X, Linux and Windows.

Password Gorilla will protect your passwords by using any pwsafe 3.2-compatible database file.
What's New
Version 1.5.3.7.1:
  • Based on Tcl/Tk 8.5.13, tclkits by ActiveState
  • Compiled Sha256 and Twofish extension for FreeBSD
  • Modified gorilla.ico to suit higher graphic resolutions
  • Added help menu entry: Look for Update
  • Several issue fixes
  • Added Portuguese language, including Portuguese help txt
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



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Krabbe commented on 12 Mar 2013
TROUBLESHOOTING:
If the application appears to be damaged or does not start on every user account, then log in as administrator, launch terminal and repair its permissions:

1. type (without quotes):
"sudo chmod -R 755 "
2. drag the application onto the Terminal window,
3. hit Return and enter your admin password.

IMPROVEMENT:
If you create a new login and PWG locks the window before you saved the login, your new account data will be lost without warning if you quit the application from the lock window.
This happened to me a few times.

Best solution: PWG should save new logins before locking (at least if the corresponding preference is selected!!!). Alternatively, the "quit" button could be disabled or a warning could pop up.
[Version 1.5.3.6.3]

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Umaromc replied on 13 Mar 2013
THANK YOU! This was driving me crazy!
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zdia replied on 15 Mar 2013
These two issues are fixed in release 1.5.3.7

If you have problems contact: https://github.com/zdia/gorilla/issues
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Umaromc replied on 16 Mar 2013
Good news:

http://gorilla.dp100.com/downloads/
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Umaromc replied on 16 Mar 2013
NOTE: *ONLY* STUFFIT EXPANDER seems to expand the .zip archive without damaging it. The Unarchiver, Keka and Archive Utility all result in damaged files.
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zdia replied on 16 Mar 2013
PWGorilla was compressed on 32bit SL 10.6.2 machine with the system's zip utility and decompressed by double-click, too. Perhaps this is causing the problem? Which error message do you get during un-zipping?

But some friends tested it with ML 10.8.2 and had no problems. Which OSX are you using?
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Umaromc replied on 16 Mar 2013
I don't get errors unzipping. I ran the Zip file through those three programs a couple of times and all, save for StuffIt Expander, produced damaged files. The error is reported by the OS, stating said program is "damaged or missing files."

MacPro 2009 10.8.3
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zdia replied on 17 Mar 2013
Well, I could not find infos about the zip issue in the net. ML 10.8.3 is too new ...

At first we will check the zip integrity and compatibility:

Could you go into the Terminal and try:

zip -T gorilla1573.zip

If you get an "OK" then the compression is integer and you can unzip it in the Terminal with

unzip gorilla1573.zip -d my-favorite-dir

Then you can launch the program with

open "Password Gorilla.app"

A second step would be to use the native built-in "uncompress" utility which uses the programm "ditto"

ditto -x -k -V gorilla1537.zip Destination_Dir

If this works the zip issue is problably caused by some internal change in Apple's new Mountain Lion 10.8.3 (Assuming you did not have this issue with previous versions of OSX and PWGorilla).

zip -v

would show us which version ML 10.8.3 is using. I had on my Linux system problems with the zip format, too. Using the program 7z solved them.

Unfortunately I have just the old Snow Leopard so I am reliant on your feedback.
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Umaromc replied on 17 Mar 2013
cd /Users/username/Downloads
zip -T gorilla1573.zip
zip error: Nothing to do! (gorilla1573.zip)
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Umaromc replied on 17 Mar 2013
ditto -x -k -V gorilla1537.zip /Users/username/Downloads
>>> Copying gorilla1537.zip
copying file Password Gorilla.app/Contents/Info.plist ...
856 bytes for Password Gorilla.app/Contents/Info.plist
copying file Password Gorilla.app/Contents/MacOS/gorilla.aqua ...
5853998 bytes for Password Gorilla.app/Contents/MacOS/gorilla.aqua
copying file Password Gorilla.app/Contents/Resources/Gorilla.icns ...
1047470 bytes for Password Gorilla.app/Contents/Resources/Gorilla.icns

NOTE: The above STILL creates a "damaged or missing files" app.




zip -v

Copyright (c) 1990-2008 Info-ZIP - Type 'zip "-L"' for software license.
This is Zip 3.0 (July 5th 2008), by Info-ZIP.
Currently maintained by E. Gordon. Please send bug reports to
the authors using the web page at www.info-zip.org; see README for details.

Latest sources and executables are at ftp://ftp.info-zip.org/pub/infozip,
as of above date; see http://www.info-zip.org/ for other sites.

Compiled with gcc 4.2.1 Compatible Apple Clang 4.0 (tags/Apple/clang-418.0.60) for Unix (Mac OS X) on Jun 20 2012.

Zip special compilation options:
USE_EF_UT_TIME (store Universal Time)
SYMLINK_SUPPORT (symbolic links supported)
LARGE_FILE_SUPPORT (can read and write large files on file system)
ZIP64_SUPPORT (use Zip64 to store large files in archives)
STORE_UNIX_UIDs_GIDs (store UID/GID sizes/values using new extra field)
UIDGID_16BIT (old Unix 16-bit UID/GID extra field also used)
[encryption, version 2.91 of 05 Jan 2007] (modified for Zip 3)

Encryption notice:
The encryption code of this program is not copyrighted and is
put in the public domain. It was originally written in Europe
and, to the best of our knowledge, can be freely distributed
in both source and object forms from any country, including
the USA under License Exception TSU of the U.S. Export
Administration Regulations (section 740.13(e)) of 6 June 2002.

Zip environment options:
ZIP: [none]
ZIPOPT: [none]
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zdia replied on 17 Mar 2013
> zip -T gorilla1573.zip
> zip error: Nothing to do! (gorilla1573.zip)

Ok, the zip file seems to be damaged.

Try:

shasum gorilla1537.zip

and compare the result with the correct checksum:

0f90a67da42db422eac84da9cd6352a191f0138f gorilla1537.zip

If the checksum does not match then your download is broken.
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Umaromc replied on 17 Mar 2013
Hash appears to match.

0f90a67da42db422eac84da9cd6352a191f0138f gorilla1537.zip
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zdia replied on 18 Mar 2013
I would suggest to continue this issue on:

https://github.com/zdia/gorilla/issues

This board is not very comfortable to handle and the Github site is the developer site.

To sum up the facts:

- the zipball is downloaded in correct size
- using native zip command fails on 10.8.3
- zip version is 3.0, compilation options are equal in 10.6.2
- zip 3.0 on 10.6.2 is:
Compiled with gcc 4.2.1 (Apple Inc. build 5646) for Unix (Intel 386) on May 18 2009.
on 10.8.3:
Compiled with gcc 4.2.1 Compatible Apple Clang 4.0 (tags/Apple/clang-418.0.60) for Unix (Mac OS X) on Jun 20 2012
- ditto extracts all files and shows correct count of unzipped bytes in 10.8.3

Main difference: The ML zip is compiled with Apple Clang, not with gcc.

Did you have problems with unzipping Gorilla in your last OS version?

If you would like to continue this investigation I would suggest that I send you a small zipped test file and we will see if it can be unzipped by your new OS. And you would send me a zipped test file, too, which I could analyze.
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BigJohnson replied on 07 Nov 2013
Both of you seem oblivious to the fact that there is a Troubleshooting tab above that is more suitable for the type of discussion you're having; It certainly doesn't belong in Reviews/Comments!
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Umaromc replied on 07 Nov 2013
BigJohnson, you seem oblivious to the fact that no one reads those you dickhead.

Over 100 negative... I wonder why.
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BigJohnson replied on 07 Nov 2013
Hey dumbass:
Nobody NEEDS to read them except you & Umaromc!

Don't discusss your problems at length in the REVIEWS section! It's very simple (for most people) to tell someone to continue the discussion in the Troubleshooting tab - that's what it's there for!
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BigJohnson replied on 07 Nov 2013
OOPS - you & zdia.
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Umaromc replied on 07 Nov 2013
BJ, It's easier to stfu ;)
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+18
Outer commented on 28 Jan 2013
ML 10.8.2 Finder sez: "Password Gorilla" is damaged and can't be opened. You should move it to the Trash.
[Version 1.5.3.6.3]

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zdia replied on 15 Mar 2013
It is caused by Apple's new security policy. Only registered (and paying) developers get a key to encrypt their application to pass the gatekeeper. Try open the program with right click.
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j-beda reviewed on 03 Jan 2013
I like that it uses the widely supported Password Safe format.

I am having difficulty in that not all accounts on my system (10.6.8) can run the application. I installed it from an admin account, but the next account I tried it from claimed "it may be damaged or incomplete". I downloaded it from within that account and then dragged it to the Applications folder and needed to authenticate as an admin before it would replace the old installation (as expected), and that allowed those two accounts to now run the application, but no others (admin or not). Eventually I had to log into each account and install the software from each account in order to get it to work in each account. I have no idea why this would work - I could maybe understand why only the account that installed it would work due to permissions types of issues, but I would have thought that using a different account would screw up the first one if that were the case. Oh well.... we'll see what happens when I try to update it some time in the future....
[Version 1.5.3.6.3]


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Umaromc commented on 06 Sep 2012
Get Info displays 1.5.3.6 and a date of October 12, 2010.

Odd.
[Version 1.5.3.6.3]


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Aadams77 commented on 11 Jul 2012
So, does Password Gorilla store the encrypted PW information locally to the user's hard-drive or are they stored in some sort of secured Cloud on-line database?

Also, what are the browser requirements? If it works with Firefox, will it work with TenFourFox, as well?

Many thanks! ;)
[Version 1.5.3.6.2]

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zdia replied on 15 Aug 2012
The password informations are stored in a file which is encrypted. This file can be stored everywhere, locally on a hard-drive, on a USB-Stick or on a net-drive. To open this file you need PWGorilla and your master password. If you have forgotten your master password nobody can read this encrypted file, even brute force attacks won't have a chance.

As to the browser requirements: PWGorilla just launches the browser you have selected in your OSX environment with an "open " command. So all the browsers you can select in your OSX preferences will work.
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Umaromc replied on 06 Sep 2012
Local and encrypted, I wouldn't use it otherwise, the "cloud" is never safe. You can choose a strong password for an online account but that won't patch their back doors...
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Krabbe reviewed on 09 Mar 2012
A few months ago I gave PW Gorilla a try to manage my passwords.

It works great! Payed solutions like 1pw certainly offer more fancy features, but basically gorilla does all that´s needed, too.

p.e.: I use it with dropbox, the iApp "dropsafe" on my mobile device and an auto-synced USB stick (database+gorilla applications). Thus, I can access all my passwords on my Mac, anywhere by internet connection, on my mobile device or on USB stick (even on windows!).

I don´t want to miss it!

my suggested improvements:
- mac-like interface
- full integration of non-url locations such as applications, files, disk images, WLAN/VPN...
- optional sendkey functionality for paste-protected input fields

Thank you, developers, for your great work!
[Version 1.5.3.6.2]


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Penguirl commented on 09 Feb 2012
It would be nice to know if the db is encrypted or not.
[Version 1.5.3.6.1]

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nobody2011 replied on 09 Feb 2012
read the changelog on their website
http://www.scherello.de/gorilla

gorilla.zip (v1.5.3.6)
- Lion compatible
- updated encryption: 32/64bit compatible
- fixed "save as" error pop-up

gorilla.zip (v1.5.3.5)
- correct sorting of group entries (thanks Jim)
- URL field added to file export

gorilla.zip (v1.5.3.3)
- huge performance improvement during opening

gorilla.zip (v1.5.3)
- removal of startup-message
- new packaging incl. all required frameworks (for compatibility) with Cocoa
- removal of file-extension dependency
- multi language support
- font sizing support
- proper preferences-(Mac-)menu implementation
- SHA algorithms working on 64bit systems
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Password Gorilla (developer) replied on 09 Feb 2012
thanks for asking - for sure it is.
to be 100% technically correct:

"The password is SHA256 protected and the database contents are encrypted with Bruce Schneier’s Twofish algorithm. Brute force attacks are prevented by key stretching"
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Penguirl replied on 10 Feb 2012
Thank you developer. :-)
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Ccstone commented on 15 Jan 2012
Developers who fail to provide screenshots of their products should not expect many people to download them.

Right or wrong - to me the omission of screenshots indicates someone who is either lazy or who doesn't think much of their own product. In either case I'm not interested.

-ccs
[Version 1.5.3.6]

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Z000ao8q replied on 16 Jan 2012
OR: this is 1 day old submission and the linking of the app to the developer-account is not yet working properly.
So its currently not possible to update the screenshot (yet).

cheers :-)
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Ccstone replied on 16 Jan 2012
Glad to see the screenshot go up on MacUpdate. I didn't find one on the dev's site though which prompted my original post.
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jardolin rated on 03 Oct 2013

[Version 1.5.3.7.1]



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Monkeyjunkey rated on 16 Feb 2012

[Version 1.5.3.6.1]



susanoo rated on 16 Jan 2012

[Version 1.5.3.6]



Philippe Guex rated on 15 Jan 2012

[Version 1.5.3.6]



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Z000ao8q rated on 15 Jan 2012

[Version 1.5.3.6]


Downloads:18,128
Version Downloads:3,973
Type:Business : Personal Info Managers
License:Free
Date:21 Sep 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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