Security issue is very important for you, if you decide to use KeyWallet. Therefore we decided to
dedicate a separate section for it.
Your private data (keys and preferences) is NEVER transmitted to the KeyWallet web server
or anywhere else. It is always stored LOCALLY on your computer. KeyWallet encrypts all your
data and saves it in your profile directory, which is normally located under the KeyWallet
program directory and is named by your Windows login. To read more about profiles click
here. To be completely sure about the fact
that KeyWallet does not send any data anywhere, you can use a desktop firewall program.
This program will trace which application sends data.
KeyWallet uses the Blowfish encryption algorithm with variable-length key, from 32 bits
to 448 bits. The key length depends on the password length. To read more about the Blowfish
ecryption algorithm click here.
Blowfish is used in more than 130 software products. To see the list of these software products
KeyWallet supports 4 security levels:
You can set the protection level and the password in "Preferences"->"General"
tab (accessible through the "Preferences" button or the "Preferences" menu item).
It is NOT recommended to use this level. It is the only one level without
a password. Though your data is encrypted in any case and can not directly
be used on another computer or by another user on the same computer, a hacker
can crack it. Therefore use this level only if you are sure that nobody has
access to the files on your computer. It is strongly recommended to use
at least the security level "Ask password one time per session".
Ask password one time per session
This is the recommended and usually used security level. You can specify a
password, which will be asked when starting KeyWallet. Your data is protected
with this password and is completely secure, if the password is long enough.
It is recommended to use at least 6 characters for the password. Try to avoid
"dictionary" or easy-to-guess words. Use also digits or punctuation characters.
Ask password every time when editing a key
Is the same as "Ask password one time per session", but you will also need
the password to change your data (create new key, edit or delete a key,
change preferences etc.). Though you will not need the password to use
keys (this also means that keys can be viewed, at least by drag-and-dropping
them into a text editor).
Ask password every time when using a key
Is the highest protection level. You will need the password for any operation.