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Original author(s)Josip Medved
Developer(s)Josip Medved[1]
Initial releaseMarch 13, 2016 (2016-03-13)
Stable release
2.61 / July 14, 2018;
19 months ago
Written inC#
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Operating systemMicrosoft Windows, Linux
TypePassword manager

Bimil is a free and open-source password manager program for use with Microsoft Windows and Ubuntu Linux.

History[edit | edit source]

The program was originally created in 2011 for internal use but was later converted [2] to use Password Safe v3 database format.

Design[edit | edit source]

Internally Bimil uses C# Password Safe library[3] to read and write its files. Unlike Password Safe it doesn't support tree structure but it allows only for single-level grouping.

Features[edit | edit source]

Note: All uncited information in this section is sourced from the official website

Password management[edit | edit source]

Stored passwords can be sectioned into groups. Any tree structure existing in Password Safe file is automatically flattened upon opening.

Further, application can track the creation time, modification time, last access time, and expiration time of each password stored.

Auto-type[edit | edit source]

In addition to standard copy/paste support, the software supports customizable auto-type for all fields, including user-name, e-mail, and password.

Auto-type is not available on Linux.

Password generator[edit | edit source]

The software features a built-in password generator that allows generation of random passwords and random passphrases.

Compatibility[edit | edit source]

File format is compatible with Password Safe 3.x and thus file can be opened in any Password Safe compatible application. Extra fields specific to Bimil (e.g. credit card info) will probably be lost in those cases.

Password breach verification[edit | edit source]

In addition to checking for weak passwords locally using list of most commonly used password, application also integrates with Have I Been Pwned? service to allow for detection of breaches and leaked passwords.

Cryptography[edit | edit source]

As file format is build upon Password Safe 3.xx series, it uses Twofish encryption[4] The keys are derived using an equivalent of PBKDF2 with SHA-256 and a configurable number of iterations, currently set at 2048.[5][6]

Reception[edit | edit source]

Reviewers have highlighted the program's simplicity as its best feature.[7]

See also[edit | edit source]

Others articles of the Topics Free and open-source software AND Cryptography : Vertcoin, Bitcoin Private, CryptoNote, Dietbitcoin

Others articles of the Topic Free and open-source software : Grav (CMS), OpenRaster, David A. Wheeler, Lemmy (software), LinuxBBQ, Apache Commons DbUtils, Jam.py (web framework)

Others articles of the Topic Cryptography : Peercoin, Bitcoin, Devcoin, Primecoin, Cryptography, Dietbitcoin, Zclassic
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References[edit | edit source]

  1. "About". 2010-12-30.
  2. "Bimil history". 2016-03-13. Retrieved 2018-02-26.
  3. "Password Safe library on GitHub". Retrieved 2018-02-26.
  4. "WineHQ – Password Safe". WineHQ.org. Retrieved 2013-02-07.
  5. Shapiro, Rony (2013-02-05). "Master Key Generation from Master Password". Retrieved November 29, 2014.
  6. Shapiro, Rony (2013-01-08). "PasswordSafe database format description version 3.29".
  7. "Bimil review". softpedia.com. Retrieved 2018-02-25.

External links[edit | edit source]

Category:Cryptographic software Category:PIM-software for Windows Category:Linux software Category:Free password managers Category:Portable software Category:Freeware

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