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Avast Products => Avast Passwords => Avast Passwords for Android => Topic started by: g29 on November 25, 2016, 02:44:54 AM

Title: everything about encryption
Post by: g29 on November 25, 2016, 02:44:54 AM
Hi, is there any technical document available about the whole encyption system?

Does AVAST have any way to access and read my passwords?
Title: Re: everything about encryption
Post by: Asyn on November 25, 2016, 05:10:29 AM
Does AVAST have any way to access and read my passwords?
Nope.
Title: Re: everything about encryption
Post by: Eddy on November 25, 2016, 10:07:26 AM
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Hi, is there any technical document available about the whole encyption system?
Here is a good start > http://computer.howstuffworks.com/encryption.htm
Title: Re: everything about encryption
Post by: g29 on November 25, 2016, 12:56:39 PM
Does AVAST have any way to access and read my passwords?
Nope.

How can you be that sure?
Title: Re: everything about encryption
Post by: g29 on November 25, 2016, 01:02:20 PM
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Hi, is there any technical document available about the whole encyption system?
Here is a good start > http://computer.howstuffworks.com/encryption.htm

Thanks, but I mean exactly the AVAST password's working mechanism, the website only says "encrypted within a five-layer security vault." Ok, what are those 5 layers? Encryption type? AES-256? Where are the servers under what jurisdiction? Who and how can access the encrypted data? Authentication? AVAST should provide these.
Title: Re: everything about encryption
Post by: g29 on November 25, 2016, 01:13:03 PM
Does AVAST have any way to access and read my passwords?
Nope.

They also say "Be notified if one of your passwords has been leaked" How do they achieve this if they have no access to my passwords??
Title: Re: everything about encryption
Post by: Eddy on November 25, 2016, 01:22:14 PM
avast has no way to see/retrieve your passwords as they are encrypted on your system.
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Ok, what are those 5 layers?
You want everyone to know how avast passwords exactly is working ?
The technical details/code are/is not open source.
Title: Re: everything about encryption
Post by: g29 on November 25, 2016, 02:52:23 PM
avast has no way to see/retrieve your passwords as they are encrypted on your system.
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Ok, what are those 5 layers?
You want everyone to know how avast passwords exactly is working ?
The technical details/code are/is not open source.

I didn't mean to provide any part of the source code, just the basic mechanism.

The question still exists, how would they notify me about my password leakege if all the passwords are encrypted on my system?
Title: Re: everything about encryption
Post by: Eddy on November 25, 2016, 03:00:45 PM
You can read the basic mechanism in the link I gave you.
Title: Re: everything about encryption
Post by: g29 on November 25, 2016, 03:50:19 PM
You can read the basic mechanism in the link I gave you.

No, it's an article about encryption in general. I want to know the basic mechanism of specifically the AVAST password manager.

And the question is still here: how would they notify me about my password leakege if all the passwords are encrypted on my system?

Title: Re: everything about encryption
Post by: Eddy on November 25, 2016, 07:44:43 PM
The article tells the basic mechanism of all encryptions, including avast passwords.
You will not get specific things about avast passwords as I already told you.

Stop running around in circles and accept the facts as they are.
Title: Re: everything about encryption
Post by: g29 on November 25, 2016, 08:24:22 PM
The article tells the basic mechanism of all encryptions, including avast passwords.
You will not get specific things about avast passwords as I already told you.

Stop running around in circles and accept the facts as they are.

Well, this is an answer eventually, but it can't make me trust this service, or  recommend it to anyone.

AVAST should take the concurrent service providers as an example and give detailed information or at least statements what proves its reliability.

Check this, it's the minimum:

https://www.dashlane.com/security (https://www.dashlane.com/security)
Title: Re: everything about encryption
Post by: Eddy on November 25, 2016, 08:44:47 PM
Everything in that article is what avast also has posted on their website (FAQ and others)

Only thing you had to do is read them.
Title: Re: everything about encryption
Post by: Asyn on November 26, 2016, 05:43:42 AM
I want to know the basic mechanism of specifically the AVAST password manager.
Read here: https://files.avast.com/files/passwords/security-whitepaper.pdf
Title: Re: everything about encryption
Post by: g29 on November 26, 2016, 04:18:30 PM
I want to know the basic mechanism of specifically the AVAST password manager.
Read here: https://files.avast.com/files/passwords/security-whitepaper.pdf

Thank you this is what I was looking for.

But it still not explain how could they notify me if one of my password has been leaked.
Title: Re: everything about encryption
Post by: Asyn on November 26, 2016, 04:24:16 PM
I want to know the basic mechanism of specifically the AVAST password manager.
Read here: https://files.avast.com/files/passwords/security-whitepaper.pdf
Thank you this is what I was looking for.
You're welcome.
Title: Re: everything about encryption
Post by: Štěpán Doubal on September 19, 2017, 02:02:14 PM
Hi,
we just can find if some of your e-mail(s) was leaked on some servers. We recognize it just via e-mail(s).
Passwords are encrypted and nobody can access them without knowledge of master password.