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  • Passbook is yet another free and opensource password manager. Developed for the MS Windows platform, it is just a single executable, does not require installation (you can put it on your USB pen drive and run it from there and everywhere) and is easy to use.

    Because of the tons of user id/password/pin/code requested from operating systems, network applications and Internet sites everyone needs some place to store this information.

    One can use MS Excel or Word first. But if you want to keep passwords secret you have to encrypt the file using the application features or the file system features. This can be complex and not really safe.

    So if you want to really protect your password file it's a better idea to use some professional/commercial tool.
    But because I am (was) supposed to be a professional computer programmer I decided to write this application as an experiment.
  • Passbook stores a list of records in a file and encrypts the file with the Blowfish algorithm using your submitted password as original seed.
  • Each record is made by the following fields: Name/Password/URL/Description.
  • Passbook has no categorization (i.e. groups). It handles all records as a flat list. If you want to keep different passwords in different places you can use different files. For example I keep my own personal passwords in a file and my work/professional passwords in another file.
  • Usage of this software should be trivial. There is a main menu, a mouse right click context menu and lots of shortcut keys.
  • INS key is used to insert a new item.
  • DEL key is used to delete the current selected item.
  • Clicking with the left mouse button on the header of a column causes the items to be sorted alternatively in ascending/descending order.
  • There is optional support to import/export to/from the clipboard.
  • Password may be shown with asterisks *** or in clear readable text. Even when using asterisks it is possible to copy passwords and paste them in forms.
  • Optionally a backup of the working file is automatically done by the program. This way it is always possible to recover from a misspelled password or scrambled file (really uncommon recently).
  • When you save or open a Password Book take care when typing the password. As someones else says "This encryption software works. We cannot help in recovering information if you forget the password". It is a good idea to make some backup on your own of the password file from time to time, just in case.
Version 2.7 release stable
  • Version 2.7 has the annoying statistics forwarding (introduced in version 2.4) removed.
Version 2.6 release stable
  • Version 2.6 adds Italian/English language support, PWB file extension association with the program (and removal), source code ported to MS Visual Studio 2005.

    I decided to discontinue support for domain which will released soon. The project will stay within Sourceforge and the email support will be changed to alberto.moriconi at
Version 2.4 release stable
  • Version 2.4 new features includes:

  • Random easy/complex password generation.
    Some people find difficult to generate passwords (or just don't want to think too much about it, or have to generate several passwords) so I added a button to generate a simple password (8 lowercase characters) and another to generate a complex password (8 characters including at least 1 lowercase, 1 uppercase, 1 digit, one symbol).

    Consider that a random 8 lowercase characters password is 1 in nearly 209 billions, current hardware may check some 300000 passwords per second so it may require up to 10 days to recover the password. But a complex password with digits, uppercase and symbols is another story. the number of possible passwords is 90^8 about 387*10^15 about 387 millions of billions. This may require 40000 years to recover the password.

  • No warranty. Use this software at your own risk.
  • This software is provided as is for no particular purpose.
  • Released under GPL .
  • This software is open source.
  • You can use it freely according to the GPL license.
  • I don't like bugs. So I tried to provide this software bugs free. (hope so, but surely there are)
  • Any bug you find, you can send (report) it back to me so that I can take care of the source (or you can do it yourself and send back the code to me).
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  • Alberto Moriconi
  • I am a Computer Science Engineer specialized in Software Systems. I am currently working as IT Manager for the company where I spent my last 9 years. My professional background is:
  • firmware development for embedded system and industrial process control and data acquisition systems
  • C/C++ multithreaded development for TCP/IP communication
  • I am familiar with a whole bunch of other things like languages (C/C++, Prolog, Lisp, Fortran, VisualBasic), operating systems (Unix, Linux, Windows), protocols and technologies (SMTP, POP3, IMAP4, SMNP, HTML, ASP, CGI, VBScript, Javascript, MFC, DES, RSA, MD5).

My links list
A collection of useful tools for the IT pros and the home user too

(in no special order, the links were correct at the moment of writing, anyway, in the case of a broken link, a quick search with google will give you the correct one)

  • FTP client (please, forget Internet Explorer as FTP client)

  • WWW browser (just in case you want to taste something different from IE)

  • Windows SSH connection tools
    Putty collection

  • CVS Windows client (you will probably need the above ssh tools to simplify connections to CVS servers using SSH keys)

  • Download manager
    Free Download Manager

  • SCP Secure copy client

  • Free Personal Firewall
    Zone Alarm

  • Free Personal Antivirus

  • Keyboard shortcut accelerator (keystroke launcher)

  • BitTorrent client

  • Network configuration switcher (great, saved me a lot of time)

  • VNC client & server

  • Startup control panel - a mall applet for the Control Panel to control the list of programs launched at startup

  • Windows Directory Statistics - easily and graphically shows were the space of our HDs is wasted

  • Notepad++ - notepad on steroids

  • MTail - a windows file tail

  • Sysinternals. A useful collection of tools including Process Explorer, PsShutdown, BgInfo and many others. You can download the full suite or a single application.
    Sysinternals suite

  • System and network monitoring. Nagios. It is a rather complex system to setup but it is the best open source solution of this kind.

Some other commercial or recreation tool

  • A fine guitar tuner.
    AP Tuner

  • The most popular karaoke player
    Van Basco

  • The most popular open SingStar clone

  • Best non-free - commercial antivirus NOD32 (none is perfect, but NOD32 is better)

  • Backup tools - commercial - Acronis has a large and complex suite of tools working fine and as expected

  • Uninstaller and system troubleshooter - Advanced Uninstaller Pro - manages startup programs, finds duplicate files, temporary files removal, manages Internet Explorer plugins/addons/BHO and many other things
    Advanced Uninstaller Pro

  • Free online network utilities including: nslookup, remote ping, remote traceroute, autowhois and much more