KeePassXC Blog

The Pwned buzz and why you really don't need this database

If you watched your social media channels over the last few days, you probably haven’t missed the media buzz about the launch of the new Pwned V2 Passwords database, not least because of our popular competitor 1Password integrating it as a service for you, so you can check if your beloved passwords have been compromised.

The database contains the SHA-1 hashes of half a billion leaked passwords. So if you want a new and secure password, you can now easily check it against a fairly large collection of known bad and compromised passwords. Neat, right?

Well…, we do appreciate the ’;–have i been pwned? service to check if one of your accounts has been stolen immensely, but let me explain why you really don’t need a database of bad passwords.

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KeePassXC 2.3.0-beta1 released

Today we release a first beta preview of KeePassXC 2.3.0.

The release is marked as experimental and allows you to test all the new features that will be coming in 2.3 before the final release. You can find the proper package for your operating system on our GitHub downloads page

Ubuntu PPA users can install the keepassxc-beta package in parallel with their stable keepassxc package.

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KeePassXC 2.3: Translators needed

The next big KeePassXC release is only weeks away and we are getting very anxious about releasing a first public beta version as soon as possible.

The new 2.3 release will bring a lot of new and long-awaited features to you. But lots of new features also mean lots of new and updated strings waiting to be translated and this is where we need you!

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KeePassXC 2.2.4 released

Today we announce the release of KeePassXC 2.2.4.

This release is purely a stability release. Most importantly, we corrected a critical issue, where database corruption could occur under specific circumstances and also fixed several minor deployment issues and violations of the freedesktop specification for our Linux releases.

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KeePassXC Ubuntu PPA Launched

With our AppImage and Snap release, KeePassXC runs on almost any desktop Linux platform today. While especially the AppImage is extremely versatile and portable, we fully understand if users prefer a package that integrates better with their desktop system.

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KeePassXC 2.2.2 released

Today we announce with KeePassXC 2.2.2 the second patch release for KeePassXC 2.2.x. This release contains mostly fixes for our AppImage and Snap packages, but als numerous other bug fixes.

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KeePassXC 2.2.1 released

After a little delay, we are very proud to announce the release of KeePassXC 2.2.1. This release comes with lots of bug fixes for the previous major release.

The team worked hard to fix any bugs reported by the community and managed to resolve 59 issues.

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KeePassXC 2.2.0 released

We are very excited to announce the release of KeePassXC 2.2.0! We have worked long and hard to bring you lots of new features and bug fixes in a well-rounded release. Among the top highlights of this release are

  • YubiKey challenge-response support for strengthening your database encryption key
  • a generator for time-based one-time passwords (TOTP)
  • a diceware password generator
  • a command line interface (CLI)
  • CSV database import
  • true portable mode with the config file residing in the same directory as the application
  • automatic database locking when you lock your desktop session

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KeePassXC 2.1.4 released

Although we expected 2.1.3 to be the last release in the 2.1.x series, we have released a new 2.1.4 maintenance update today. The release fixes a compatibility warning with the chromeIPass browser plugin.

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Authenticode fundraising completed

The KeePassXC team wants to thank all who have contributed to our Authenticode certificate fundraising. With your support and additional generous funding from the Linux Fund (thank you especially, Ilan), we managed to collect all the money needed for purchasing a four-year Authenticode certificate.

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