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As hardware has become faster, the cost of a brute-force attack on an encrypted safe has fallen. To counter this risk, SamuraiSafe now:
- ensures your safe password is strong (by setting a minimum standard for safe passwords),
- can use a stronger algorithm to generate the encryption key:
iPhone 6s: ~224ms, iPhone 14: ~58ms. ↩
Safari 16.4 is raising an exception dialog when a proposed auto fill credential is selected. Seen on macOS 13.3 Ventura on M1 mac.
Password AutoFill (macOS 11.0 Big Sur or later) allows easy login using SamuraiSafe credentials to websites using Safari or other apps that support Password AutoFill. It is particularly convenient using TouchID on supported hardware.
Password AutoFill allows easy login using SamuraiSafe credentials to websites using Safari, Chrome, Firefox or other apps that support AutoFill.
iCloud usually ‘just works’, but occasionally there are circumstances when it doesn’t. Common issues seen are a failure to sync a safe, or a ’stuck’ (partly complete) sync. If this happens there are few things you can try which usually resolve the issue.
SamuraiSafe on iOS and macOS now supports password history (retaining previously saved passwords). When enabled, the limit specified in Preferences indicates the maximum number of previous passwords to be retained for an entry. You can also create a custom limit for a particular entry.
SamuraiSafe for macOS directly imports XML format password files exported from either the Windows or Java versions of PasswordSafe. To assist in migration from other products, I provide a simple CSV to XML conversion program. It is an AWK script, which to run requires familiarity with the UNIX command line.