POP Peeper and Website news

September 28, 2017

POP Peeper v4.5 will be released soon.  While this is mostly a maintenance release, there are a couple of new features, one of which may be interesting for security-minded folks, especially if you run POP Peeper on a portable device.  The new option will allow you to create your own encryption key for the ini file (the file that stores all your accounts, including login/passwords).  POP Peeper does encrypt sensitive data in this file, but adding your own key is much more secure.  The downside to this feature is that you will need to enter the key every time POP Peeper starts; and, if you forget the key, there will be no way to recover the data.  This is because, for obvious security reasons, POP Peeper will not store the key.  In v4.5, this feature must be enabled via the command-line (there is no GUI to enable/disable encryption); help will be provided in the documentation.

There is currently a Beta / Release Candidate version available for v4.5 which includes this feature.  If you find this feature useful, please let me know.  If there are enough people who use this feature, it will be further enhanced in the future — including GUI access to enable/disable encryption.

Download POP Peeper v4.5 beta/RC

 

And speaking of security-related news — the esumsoft.com website now supports HTTPS (http secure) by default.  It should be noted that the esumsoft.com website does not accept any payment transactions itself, but there can still be exploits gained by sniffing unencrypted communications.  There were some hiccups along the way — POP Peeper’s Activation failed and files downloaded through the installers also failed — but these have been addressed and there shouldn’t be any more issues.

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