Enpass Portable is designed to allow you to carry your passwords, login credentials, and other important information with you wherever you go. It is useful for users who don’t have administrator rights on a machine to install the Enpass app and also the system administrators who have to keep switching their workstations. There’s no install required… just plug in the USB drive, and you’re done!
The last couple of years have seen a significant increase in online security breaches worldwide. Hence, it was imperative for us to build more features on top of our password management experience to ward off other online threats as well to secure the digital lives of our users.
To achieve the same, the latest version of Enpass Portable (v6.6.1) brings in several new features that we recently introduced in our desktop and mobile apps.
The Audit section too has been redesigned and now works as a single-entry dashboard to review any possible vulnerabilities regarding your accounts and passwords. Also, when you’re viewing a particular item, there’s a prominent warning header now if that particular website is breached in the past, supports 2FA, or the password of that item is weak, compromised, identical, or has expired. We believe this will encourage users to fix issues to safeguard their information.
The highlight of this update is Breach Monitoring, a handy addition to the password manager against any reported data breaches or hacks. Breach Monitoring is a new built-in threat-detection feature that keeps a tab on incidents of data breaches globally, and checks if any website saved in your Enpass vault is breached. You can then take proactive countermeasures to avoid any repercussions.
The feature, visible only for Premium users, will maintain a record of all data breaches on its servers, and the Enpass app would download this data. The app will check for breaches on the app locally without sending any user data to our servers. We will use a combination of haveibeenpwned, other authoritative sources, as well as manual addition to keep the records updated.
Enpass is one of the best offline password managers available, and Breach Monitoring will act as a critical vanguard on top of it to keep your information safe from external threats. Building, and maintaining, Breach Monitoring takes considerable effort and resources but we’re happy to bring a premium service like that to offer additional security to our users and add more value to their subscription.
As part of the new update, Enpass will now identify your accounts that support 2FA but do not have one-time codes saved. This enables users to recognize and filter out websites that support 2FA and enable second-factor authentication as an extra layer of security and add one-time codes for these accounts. This will, essentially, allow you to use Enpass as an authenticator app. Like Breach Monitoring, 2FA Identification will also be available to Premium users only.
Enabling two-factor authentication (2FA) on your online accounts is a great way to add an additional layer of security. It adds an extra step to your basic log-in process, requiring an additional bit of information apart from the password.
Similar to how Breach Monitoring is set up, the Enpass app regularly fetches the latest definitions regarding 2FA supported websites from its server where an updated repository of websites is maintained using TwoFactorAuth.org as its source. Enpass then compares each item in your vault with the retrieved information and flags the items that support 2FA but don’t have a one-time code saved in Enpass. Everything is checked locally on your device during this process, and your passwords are never sent to Enpass servers.
We’ve also made some changes in the Enpass Assistant – Enpass Extension, that is – per your feedback to make it better.
It now allows users to add new logins and edit them directly from the browser extension without switching to the main app. Also, the detail page of any item in the Assistant will show the associated tags as well.
There are also several bug fixes and a bunch of improvements, especially in the UI. You can check the complete release notes here. You will also observe faster restore from cloud as well as improvements in the attachment download process.
Building, and maintaining, a Breach Monitoring service takes considerable effort and resources but we’re happy to bring a premium service like that to offer additional security to our users and add more value to their subscription.
Do check out the latest version <link>, and drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a shout-out on Twitter or Facebook if you have any feedback about this new feature or if you require any assistance.