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Wayne Atwood

21 Jun, 2018 08:41 PM

I recently re-downloaded MasterPassword for Android to my Samsung G9 from the MasterPassword.app site.

It looked different than my previous version and the passwords were wrong.

I finally found MasterPassword on the Google App store and used it.

So, have I been scammed or phished Is my master password in danger because I typed it into the App I found on the MasterPassword.app?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Maarten Billemo... on 21 Jun, 2018 08:46 PM

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    The app on the Google App Store is not by us, it is a third party app. The app that downloads from https://masterpassword.app is the official app, though it is very minimal at this point.

    If the official app generates different passwords for you than the app you found on the Play store, there is likely an issue with the Play store app. You should contact the author of that app to diagnose the issue.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Maarten Billemo... on 21 Jun, 2018 08:46 PM

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    You could also check https://js.masterpassword.app/ to see which version of the password for your site is correct.

  3. 3 Posted by Wayne Atwood on 21 Jun, 2018 08:50 PM

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    Ouch.
    Which MasterPassword app is suggested on PrivacyTools.io buy Glen Greenwald and Edward Snowden.
    That is annoying that there are two with the same name. Was your name stolen?

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  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Maarten Billemo... on 21 Jun, 2018 08:55 PM

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    It is the official app at https://masterpassword.app that is recommended by PrivacyTools.io.

    I agree that it's a little confusing. Master Password is open-source, and as such, devland has made his own version of the app based on my Java code. Since the official Android version is still very minimal, I haven't published to the store yet, giving devland the upper hand there.

    I can't speak to devland's application, its implementation and its security; that's a matter between yourself and devland, and his job to convince you of. I can only recommend that you contact him and see what his take on this issue is.

    Let me know if there's anything else I can do to assist with this issue or any other.

    Cheers,
    Maarten.

  5. 5 Posted by Wayne Atwood on 21 Jun, 2018 09:01 PM

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    The issue is solved. You solved it.
    Now I know yours is the original open-source.

    It is very disconcerting for me, someone of experience with computers, to be fooled in this way.

    Thank you very much for clearing up the mystery.

    Regards,

    Wayne Atwood

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  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Maarten Billemo... on 21 Jun, 2018 09:03 PM

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    Yes, it's certainly an intentional effort you need to make when downloading something off an "app store", to check the publisher of that app. The app's name alone is no guarantee.

    Alternatively, following a direct link from a trusted place (eg. the HTTPS-protected homepage) to the store.

    Glad I was able to help.

  7. 7 Posted by Wayne Atwood on 21 Jun, 2018 10:53 PM

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    Lhunath, This is crazy.
    I have your software running on my Mac and iPad. I know because it has you thanks.lhunath.com name on it and my Gmail.com password is the same on both devices.
    I downloaded your software from MasterPasswordapp.com for Android on my Samsung G8 and I get this (picture). It looks different from the other two apps and the password for Gmail.com isn't matching up.

    Is this picture your software?

    Wayne Atwood

    [MasterPasswordapp.jpeg]

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  8. Support Staff 8 Posted by Maarten Billemo... on 22 Jun, 2018 12:04 AM

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    This is the correct app.

    What do you see when you use the full name: "test", the master password: "test", for the site named: "test", on your different devices (all lower-case "test")?

  9. 9 Posted by Wayne Atwood on 22 Jun, 2018 10:34 AM

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    I see GuyeLote1!Tikj on my Samsung G8
    I see [email protected] on my Mac
    I see GuyeLote1!Tikj on my iPad

    wth, These should be the same, right?

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  10. Support Staff 10 Posted by Maarten Billemo... on 22 Jun, 2018 01:07 PM

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    I get "GuyeLote1!Tikj" if I enter the name with a capital T: "Test" instead of as a lowercase "t": "test".

    This looks like it might be what's tripping you up, then. Both the Android and iPad device keyboards are likely have the shift ON for the first letter automatically, making it capitalized, where the Mac doesn't do that.

    It's imperative that all the information is the same, so try using just a fully-lowercased "test" for all values, to see if this is what's causing the issue for you.

    — Maarten Billemont (lhunath) —
    https://www.lhunath.com <https://www.lhunath.com/> – https://masterpassword.app <https://masterpassword.app/>

  11. 11 Posted by appfan on 21 Jul, 2019 02:17 PM

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    Maarten,

    When will you publish your app on Google Play Store and make a native Windows app (exe)? Can we contribute $$ to fund the dev work?

  12. Support Staff 12 Posted by Maarten Billemo... on 21 Jul, 2019 03:02 PM

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    The current game plan is to wrap up the new design on iOS and then port it to Android.

    The masterpassword.app site has BTC and ETH addresses on the bottom of the page just above the footer.

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