Password Tech (formerly PWGen)

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Password Tech (formerly PWGen)

#1 Post by I am Baas » Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:18 pm

PWGen is a password generator capable of creating large amounts of cryptographically-secure passwords or passphrases (from word lists). It uses a random pool to gather entropy from user inputs and system parameters. Offers text encryption and random data file creation, too.
https://pwgen-win.sourceforge.io/

Requirements: 9x/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7
Settings: Application Folder (.ini)

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Download @ http://sourceforge.net/projects/pwgen-w ... p/download
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Re: PWGen for Windows

#2 Post by I am Baas » Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:10 pm

PWGen 2.05 released 23-09-2010
Version 2.05 fixes an “access violation” bug which sometimes occurred when pressing hotkeys in the character set and word list file lists, and features a main menu, larger toolbar icons and further (minor) changes.
Download portable version @ http://sourceforge.net/projects/pwgen-w ... p/download
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Re: PWGen for Windows

#3 Post by webfork » Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:25 am

I am Baas wrote:PWGen is a password generator capable of creating large amounts of cryptographically-secure passwords or passphrases (from word lists). It uses a random pool to gather entropy from user inputs and system parameters. Offers text encryption and random data file creation, too.
Looks like a good tool: uses strong, well-known methods of random data generation, integrates mouse movement for better random information, and its open (GPL).

Very glad to have the text encryption: the other entries here on the site are a little too complicated for some users (GPG4USB) or not open (ClipSecure). Tested and seems to work well.

I think the primary point behind a password generator is to create ready-made, fully random passwords for lots of users or lots of accounts. The primary advantage of this program over my previous favorite Password Generator (http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/ ... f=4&t=1496) is the removal of ambiguous characters such as 0 and O, as well as lowercase L vs. I, which looks the same in some fonts.


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Re: PWGen for Windows

#5 Post by I am Baas » Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:41 pm

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Thanks for adding PWGen.

I used Sarah Dean's PasswordGen before (Portable and include the source code. Get it @ http://www.sdean12.org/Download.htm) but like PWGen better.
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Re: PWGen for Windows

#6 Post by guinness » Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:59 pm

@webfork you're now an adding machine! I will be back adding soon! :)
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Re: PWGen for Windows

#7 Post by webfork » Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:10 am

guinness wrote:@webfork you're now an adding machine! I will be back adding soon! :)
Ha! Yeah I've got a lot of time on my hands lately and want to put it towards something productive.

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Re: PWGen for Windows

#8 Post by webfork » Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:30 pm

An attempt was made to clearly and quickly describe the master password feature. Hopefully that got close.

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Re: PWGen for Windows

#9 Post by smaragdus » Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:57 pm

I don't like when the developers change their programs' icons
- new cube-shaped program icon, now also available in "extra large" size (256x256 pixels)
but then Rebuild Shell Icon Cache comes as an indispensable helper.

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Re: Password Tech (formerly PWGen)

#10 Post by billon » Wed May 06, 2020 6:16 pm

https://pwgen-win.sourceforge.io/release/release-3.0.0/ wrote: PWGen for Windows has been relaunched as Password Tech (PwTech) with lots of new features, including a password safe/manager and password generation with Lua scripts.

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