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iDiabloX reviewed on 27 Jun 2011
Icyblaze:

I am happy to know the UUID issue is gone and forever.

iDocument is now a First Class Citizen in my Mac, and can recommend it to others.

iDiabloX,

"You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself"
[Version 1.6.22]



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iDiabloX reviewed on 27 Jun 2011
Khad:

You can certainly pursue MacUpdate to expel me from their site - Nothing I can do about it - But to come back reincarnated as iDiabloX-Reloaded :-)

In the mean time,

iDiabloX... Having been admonished by this Holy Office [the 1Password Inquisition] entirely to abandon the false opinion that KeePassX was the center of the universe and immovable, and that 1Password was not the center of the same and that it moved... I abjure with a sincere heart and unfeigned faith, I curse and detest the said errors and heresies, and generally all and every error and sect contrary to the Holy 1Password Gang Bang...

And yet Its still moves.

;-)
[Version 3.6.0]



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iDiabloX reviewed on 25 Jun 2011
Hello khad. Thanks for your reply, but still, nothing of what you just said on your reply, makes 1Password a better choice than KeepassX. My initial review - below - should not be consider a review of KeePassX on the 1Password page at MacUpdate. I am just comparing 1Password against another password manager - and since it takes two to Tango - I am just highlighting some of the benefits of using KeePassX over 1Password - So, people can then decide, all by themselves, which of the two products is better in accordance to their needs and budget.

As you well reaffirm one of my points, both KeePassX and 1Password uses the same Encryption Algorithm known as AES, but KeePassX also offers the choice to use Twofish in addition to AES, but the splendid part is that KeePassX do it all and for Free - and 1Password costs $40.

You also reaffirm that 1Password Lacks the option to use a Key File (in addition to a Master Password) as a second line of defense to protect the contents of 1Password data vault. You responded a Master Password only model is close to impossible to brake - Well, you should probably know that a good Master Password is only as good as its length and complexity, and must people don't use a complex Master Password such as (lxn8@koth7!kot2(gin2£push6%wep8>jar6*jutch6>jib3$heth2!) which in fact may be extremely difficult to guess or hack, but it is just to difficult to memorize such a strong password and use it as a Master Password. In real life, must people uses average - complex - passwords as their Master Passwords, something like MyCatNameIsX or MyfavoriteColorisX, and for these average - strength - passwords there is plenty of Hacker tools available for free on the Internet capable of guessing / hacking such a weak passwords - but people use them anyway because they are easy to remember. However, being able to use a Key File, in addition to a Master Password (with complex or average straight), increases dramatically the overall security, by incorporating a Second Factor of Authentication. So far, KeePassX is the Only Password Manager for the Mac to offer such Strength of Protection - and does it for Free.

Besides, you should probably know too, that for an experienced hacker, it is just plain more easy (instead of using a dictionary kind of attack) to retrieve from your Mac "a still alive" copy of your Master Password, which may still be available for the picking on the Hard Drive - specially if someone has not yet selected to use the Secure Virtual Memory option (found on the Security tab at System Preferences) In other words; Even if both, 1Password & KeePassX, have the option to erase from RAM a password - a few seconds after it has been used, that very same password may, very probably, still be alive on the hard drive / Swap file, and because of this reason too, using a Key File on a Removable Media (which leaves no prints on a Hard Drive) adds as a second layer of defense to a Password Vault. So, if a hacker or someone with physical access to your computer, managed some how to retrieve you Master Password, from RAM or HD, it will be completely useless if they don't have a copy of your key file, which you are supposed to store it on a different media such as a USB/CD/DVD. My point is KeePassX can do this trick, but not 1Password.

You also mention that 1Password has the Same functionality as KeePassX to choose where to store a password's vault - or data file as you name it, and that actually is good to know, but again - KeePassX do it for free, and as an extra bonus, you can also place its Key File on a different location, being local, remote or on the removable media of your choice, and being able to choose a different storage location, one for the data file, and another for the key file, Increases again the overall security of someone's data - and 1Password can't sing this song.

About a Backdoor on 1Password, I am Not stating there is one, what I mean is that Open Source Software - such as KeePassX - Transparently provides All their code for anyone who wishes to review to verify there is Not a Back Door. On the other hand, 1Password doesn't allow to review its app code - Code signing an app or reviewing the independent openssl libraries has nothing to do with reviewing the code of the app by itself. So, at the end, the one thing your clients rely on, is to believe on your word - which I don't doubt is Completely Honest - but still remains just words ;-)

You are also stating on your reply, that your company is located outside the United States, and therefore you are in a kind of safe heaven if any Government pressures you to install a backdoor on your software - That may not be the case, but still your company may be forced to handle over your customers data, including any available data on your 1Password Everywhere servers, if required to do so by Law. Just to give you an Example: A well known email security services company known as Hush - located on your very same country, was forced, on behalf of the U.S. Government, to handle over, the public and private encryption keys from a few of their customers, in response to a Court Order, during an investigation of a suspected trafficking of illegal substances. Nobody is above the Law. I rest my case your Honor, and for the record please note I am not promoting Hush neither the use of illegal substances on the 1Password page at MacUpdate :-)

As per the 1Password's Network Connections you are describing; Well, it is understandable some how, and WiFi syncing may be consider a plus by others, but I simply prefer that my Password Manager doesn't establish no connections at all, to any network and for whatever reason - I just see it as a concern rather than a benefit. KeePassX doesn't make or require any sort of connections at all. If I need to check for an update fro KeePassX - I just have to visit MacUpdate, and I don't need WiFi Syncing since I store my KeePassX data vault on my USB and backed up on DropBox - which is then synced to my second Mac as well as my iPhone.

About Data Linking issues; You say no, but I still think there is a little bit of that if using 1Password - Simply because you need to use a Credit or Debit Card, as the standard methods of payment described on your website, and by doing so, there it goes all your personal info such as name, address, phone, card number and so on. Not to mention, that 1Password may transmit the license key of a particular user while checking for updates at your servers, and while doing so, some other information such as IP address, computer name, UUID and other stuff may be transmitted as well. Besides, that thing you mention about using a disposable email address by the time of purchasing a 1Password license key is not of any help in terms of privacy, since your customers are reveling all personal information while buying 1Password. The point is, KeePassx does Not require any information at all. Period.

I am not saying 1Password is a bad product - It is is a good product, but for for me KeePassX is just better and it is Free.

Have a nice day :-)

iDiabloX
[Version 3.6.0]



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iDiabloX reviewed on 24 Jun 2011
Not worth it, you Can't attach images or documents to messages, and it Doesn't have a check spelling function. It is just plain better to use Firefox or Safari and simply click on minimize to hide the window if you need to do something else.
[Version 1.4]



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iDiabloX reviewed on 24 Jun 2011
KeePassX is the Best Security App for your Mac! - Why to waste $40 on 1Password when you can get for FREE an even higher degree of protection by simply using the Superb KeePassX. What do I mean by higher degree of protection? 1) KeePassX uses AES & Twofish encryption algorithms. 2) KeePassX lets you choose Not Only a Master Password to protect all your other passwords - But you can also choose to use a Key File (Any file on your Mac, USB or CD/DVD) to add a Second Layer of Protection - Think of it as Bank Security Box at a Swiss Bank, which requires not only the Key you have with you, but also a second Key in possession of the Bank Manager. In other words; Even if someone guess or gets access to your Master Password, that person still needs to figure out which one, of the Hundreds of Thousands of files in your Mac, USB or CD/DVD you use as a Second Factor of Authentication to open your KeePassX Passwords Vault. 3) KeePassX lets you choose easily where to store your KeePassX Passwords Vault and your Key File, you can leave them somewhere hiding on your Mac, or for better security store it in your USB, and even inside an Encrypted disk image on your USB, or a combination of local, removable and/or remote storage - That last means; Yes you can keep a copy at DropBox or other similar services. 4) KeePassX is not only FREE but OPEN SOURCE too, so you can be sure there is No Back Doors on the Application since you Can freely review the code from A to Z. I don't care what proprietary coders say, they may probably have leave a window slightly open on their apps, just in case Uncle Sam decides to find out a bit more about you - and that is not fresh news. 4) Since KeePassX is Free, you don't need to give out any personal information as you will have to do if using your Credit or Debit Card to purchase a product or service on the Internet, so you and all your data remains Completely Anonymous using KeePassX - and there is no way to link any of your online accounts back to you. But, on the other hand, other password apps such as 1Password, requires a direct payment, and by doing so, your name, address, email, phone number, IP address and other stuff may be automatically associated with a 1Password Vault, at a certain Mac, with a certain login user name, with a certain UUID, with a certain IP Address, and who knows what other stuff. I don't know about you, but me Thanks but No Thanks! - It's not about "What you are hiding there" It is about with who I Decide to share every single bit of information with, but if given the option to remain Fully Anonymous, the better it is ;-)
[Version 0.4.3]



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iDiabloX reviewed on 24 Jun 2011
Not bad, but why would anyone waste $40 when you can get for FREE an even higher degree of protection by simply using the Superb KeePassX, also available right here at MacUpdate. Why do I mean by higher degree of protection? 1) KeePassX uses AES & Twofish encryption algorithms. 2) KeePassX lets you choose Not Only a Master Password to protect all your other passwords - But you can also choose to use a Key File (Any file on your Mac, USB or CD/DVD) to add a Second Layer of Protection - Think of it as Bank Security Box at a Swiss Bank, which requires not only the Key you have with you, but also a second Key in possession of the Bank Manager. In other words; Even if someone guess or gets access to your Master Password that person still needs to figure out which one, of the Hundreds of Thousands of files in your Mac, USB or CD/DVD you use as a Second Factor of Authentication to open your KeePassX Passwords Vault. 3) KeePassX lets you choose easily where to store your KeePassX Passwords Vault and your Key File, you can leave them somewhere hiding on your Mac, or for even better security store it in your USB or even inside an Encrypted disk image on your USB, or a combination of local, removable and/or remote storage - That last means; Yes you can keep a copy at DropBox or other similar services. 4) KeePassX is not only FREE but OPEN SOURCE too, so you can be sure there is No Back Doors on the Application since you Can freely review the code from A to Z. I don't care what proprietary coders say, they may probably have leave a window slightly open on their apps, just in case Uncle Sam, decides to find out a bit more about you - and that is not fresh news. 4) Since KeePassX is Free, you don't need to give out all any personal information as you will have to do if using your Credit or Debit Card to purchase any product or service on the Internet, so you and all your data remains Completely Anonymous using KeePassX - and there is no way to link any of your online accounts back to you. But, on the other hand, other password apps such as 1Password, requires a direct payment, and by doing so, your name, address, email, phone number, IP address and other stuff may be automatically associated with a 1Password Vault, at a certain Mac, with a certain login user name, with a certain UUID, with a certain IP Address, and who knows what other stuff. I don't know about you, but me Thanks but No Thanks! - It's not about "What you are hiding there" It is about with who I Decide to share every single bit of information with, but if given the option to remain Fully Anonymous, the better it is ;-)
[Version 3.6.0]



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iDiabloX reviewed on 10 Jun 2011
Good, but there is an issue with a black screen on MPEG-4 Videos. I would like to see an option on iPhoto to Set as Poster Frame just as in Aperture, so you can choose a picture frame to visually identify the video without having to click on play. I think this shall be an standard feature on iPhoto just as it is on Aperture. It is annoying and ugly to have all MPEG-4 videos on iPhoto masked with a black screen.
[Version 9.1.3]



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