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Subject: P#11260 Task closed by nls: lets keybox import its database from an external text file

P#11260 Task closed by nls: lets keybox import its database from an external text file

From: Hugo Cello <>
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2010 22:52:28 +0200

Sorry for the noise!!!

I first tried to send the below attached text to the list using a wrong sender
address so it never arrived, then I sent it from a Web interface with the
result, that the text was scrambled into some html crap. Now I'll try again
and hope, it goes through. Please ignore generously my former dilettanteish

Hi Rockboxers,

I'm using amongst others the keybox plugin for storing my passwords on a Sansa
e200. To fill this data base with a bigger amount of URLs, user and password
pairs it's a pain in the ass to type in all the data using the
internal "keyboard". That's why I wrote a patch for keybox to be able to read
the data base from an external text file and encrypt them (see

The patch now is rejected due to security reasons. The objection is that if I
copy the text file onto the device, import it into keybox and delete the file
afterwards, it could be restored from disk. Obviously even the possibility to
have a warning in the manual and let the user decide if he wants to take the
(really small) risk seems not to be acceptable.

Still I think the usability of keybox would be greatly improved if we could
import the data base from file. So I like to ask you, the developers, if you
have any idea how to do this in a secure manner. One possibility could be to
offer an external program that creates the keyboard.dat file on your computer
and than copy it to Rockbox but I'd prefere to have this functionality inside

Any idea would be highly appreciated

On Wednesday 18 August 2010, Rockbox wrote:
> The following task is now closed:
> FS#11260 - lets keybox import its database from an external text file
> User who did this - Nils Wallménius (nls)
> Reason for closing: Rejected
> Additional comments about closing: I'm sorry but this is a too great
> security risk and even reisk lulling users into false security.
> More information can be found at the following URL:
Received on 2010-08-20

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