Password Depot Portable is an advanced password manager that facilitates a secure environment for storing secret keys and other personal information, like transaction account numbers. This type of tool is recommended when you share your computer with multiple users who might look into your private data. It offers support for several pro features, like autocomplete.
Safe Password Storage
Best possible encryption. In Password Depot, your information is encrypted not merely once but in fact twice, thanks to the algorithm AES or Rijndael 256. In the US, this algorithm is approved for state documents of utmost secrecy!
Double protection. You can secure your passwords files twice. To start with, you select a master password that has to be entered in order to be able to open the file. Additionally, you can choose to protect your data by means of a key file that must be uploaded to open the file.
Protection against brute-force attacks. After every time the master password is entered incorrectly, the program is locked for three seconds. This renders attacks that rely on the sheer testing of possible passwords – so called “brute-force attacks” – virtually impossible.
Backup copies. Password Depot generates backup copies of your passwords files. The backups may be stored optionally on FTP servers on the Internet (also via SFTP) or on external hard drives. You can individually define the time interval between the backup copies’ creation.
Secure Data Use
Protection from keylogging. All password fields within the program are internally protected against different types of interception of keystrokes (Key Logging). This disables that your sensible data entries can be spied out.
Traceless Memory. Dealing with your passwords, Password Depot does not leave any traces in your PC’s working memory. Therefore, even a hacker sitting directly at your computer and searching through its memory dumps cannot find any passwords.
Clipboard protection. Password Depot automatically detects any active clipboard viewers and masks its changes to the keyboard; after performing auto-complete, all sensitive data is automatically cleared from the clipboard.
Virtual keyboard. The ultimate protection against keylogging. With this tool you can enter your master password or other confidential information without even touching the keyboard. Password Depot does not simulate keystrokes but instead uses an internal cache, so that they can neither be intercepted software- nor hardware-based.
Fake mouse cursors. Typing, using the program’s virtual keyboard, you can also set the program to show multiple fake mouse cursors instead of your usual single cursor. This additionally makes it impossible to discern your keyboard activities.
Uncrackable passwords. he integrated Password Generator creates virtually uncrackable passwords for you. Thus in future, you will not have to use passwords such as “sweetheart” anymore, a password that may be cracked within minutes, but e.g. “g\/:1bmVuz/z7ewß5T$x_sb}@<i”. Even the latest PCs can take a millenium to crack this password!
Verified password quality. Let Password Depot check your passwords’ quality and security! Intelligent algorithms will peruse your passwords and warn you against ‘weak’ passwords which you can subsequently replace with the help of the Passwords Generator.
Password policies. You can define basic security requirements that must be met by all passwords which are added or modified. For instance, you can specify the passwords’ minimum length and the characters contained therein.
Security warnings. Password Depot contains a list of warnings which always keep an eye on your passwords’ security. For instance, the program warns you in case you use the unsafe FTP protocol and in this case advices you to use SFTP instead.
Protection against dictionary attacks. An important warning featured in Password Depot is the notification in case you are using unsafe passwords. These are passwords which are frequently used, therefore appear in hacker dictionaries and are easily crackable.
Warning against password expiry. You can set Password Depot to warn you before your passwords expire, for instance before the expiry date of your credit card. This ensures that your password data always remains up-to-date and valid.
Customizable installation procedure
The setup pack includes Windows Explorer integration, add-ons for Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, along with a virtual keyboard to prevent keyloggers from getting recording your passkeys. Plus, the app offers to automatically run at system startup.
Create password lists with multiple entries
The modern interface is based on a clean and professional-looking window. A master password must be assigned to the database, after which you can start building multiple password list files. For each file you can add new as many entries as you want by specifying a description, date of last modification, type, date of expiration, username and URL.
Manage data and resort to handy tools
They can be placed into groups, added to a favorites list for quick access, and sorted by various criteria. A search function is also available. Furthermore, Password Depot supports a backup and restore feature for the entire database, autocomplete mode when surfing the web, a password cleaner for old, large or unused keys, and more.
Configure program options
Numerous options are up for customization. For instance, you can switch to a different language and theme for the UI, reconfigure keyboard shortcuts, specify the default expiration date for passwords, pick the default web browsers, and disable warnings, among others.
Evaluation and conclusion
The comprehensive tool runs on low CPU and significant memory, and it sometimes takes a while to carry out user commands. However, we have not come across any major issues in our tests. In the end, Password Depot Professional proves to be a reliable piece of software for safely storing and managing multipurpose passwords, and it is mostly geared toward advanced PC users.
- Added the ability to change the entry type to a custom type.
- Fixed an issue with processing 2FA requests when connecting via VPNs or proxies.
- Several error corrections and improvements to the user interface.