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Encryption

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mh12
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Why on July 2020 and in version 5.8.3 does not exist builtin encryption function?

This macro https://www.clipboardfusion.com/Macros/View/?ID=f3329ea9-ca27-4512-8a48-df76289e482c does not work as expected - it should encrypt clipboard item but it doesn't, item remains in plain text.
Jul 7, 2020  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
That scripted function works for me. You need to set a hotkey on it and run it like this:

  • Select the text you want to encrypt (e.g. highlight it in Notepad or whatever app your text is in)
  • Run the macro with the hotkey
  • Choose encryption and set the passphrase
  • It will then replace the selected text with the encrypted text

Hope that helps!
29 days ago  • #2
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mh12
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  • It will then replace the selected text with the encrypted text
This is the exact behavior I don't want.

My goal is to have passwords encrypted in ClipboardFusion. There're rogue programs which are able to "read" content of another windows belonging other processes/applications.

I want this:
1) select a text
2) press key combination to invoke dialog prompting for an encryption password
3) text will encrypted and then "stored" in ClipboardFusion
4) ClipboardFusion needs to know that item is encrypted because it will need to prompt for the decryption password when a user chooses to paste the item somewhere.

Consider copying passwords from a password manager. Using this macro, one would need an intermediary (e.g. notepad) to copy password from a password manager.
27 days ago  • #3
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I wouldn't really recommend storing passwords in ClipboardFusion. It's not intended to be used that way and hasn't been audited for that. If you really want to do this though, we can probably modify that encryption/decryption script to set the result in the history, just let us know.

Thanks!
27 days ago  • #4
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mh12
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we can probably modify that encryption/decryption script to set the result in the history, just let us know.
Please do that.
26 days ago  • #5
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mh12
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I wouldn't really recommend storing passwords in ClipboardFusion. It's not intended to be used that way and hasn't been audited for that.
I assume that your customers are advanced users (the vast majority) which includes sysadmins and (IMHO) their 25% of copy/paste operations includes passwords.
26 days ago  • #6
Thomas Malloch (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I've modified the code in that Macro to put the data on the Clipboard History. I hope it works for you! Here's how to get it into ClipboardFusion:

  • Download the file attached to this email
  • Open the ClipboardFusion Settings window
  • On the "Macros" tab, click the "Import" button
  • Select the file you downloaded in the first step
  • In the window that pops up, you can review the code and assign the Macro a HotKey
  • Click OK to close the Macro Edit window, then OK again to save and apply your changes

Thanks!
24 days ago  • #7
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