Sunday, December 15, 2013

LatchKey Password Vault 1.4.0 Update Available for Download

The latest version of LatchKey Password Vault is now available for download. This latest version contains many new features:

  • A new main window interface refresh provides a new toolbar and list styling
  • You can quickly copy your account information to the Windows clipboard by simply double-clicking on the account list.
  • A new wallet feature allows you to store your banking and credit card information safely within your LatchKey file.
  • Support for custom icon, foreground and background colors for each account list item.

You can download the latest version of the software at:

Sunday, December 8, 2013

LatchKey Password Vault 1.3.2 Update Ready for Download

Our latest release of LatchKey Password Vault fixes a bug we had on first-time users unable to load the program. We apologize for this mishap during our rush to get a fix out. This latest release of LatchKey comes with bug fixes but also new features. These include:

  • New standard entry fields: expiration action, date, and URL.
  • The entry expiration logic has changed to allow individual entries to have their own expiration dates. Each expired entry can either highlight or prompt the user. Expirations are checked every midnight so long as the LatchKey application is running.
  • Application structure was refactored to support opening files via command-line, even if the application is already running. The installer now associates LKF files in Windows providing you the ability to open a new LKF simply by double-clicking the file in Windows Explorer.
  • We've added the ability to compress LKF files using GZip compression. This helps keep your large password lists small.
  • Plugin libraries now support multiple plugins per DLL. You will be prompted to select the plugins you wish to load from a selected plugin DLL.
  • New export plugins for XML and HTML have been included.
  • LKF files can now be imported and appended to an existing LKF.
  • Quickly contact us via new social icons in the menu and about box.
  • Some silly bug fixes.
You can download the latest version of the software at:

Monday, December 2, 2013

LatchKey Password Vault 1.3.0 Available for Download

Greetings Friends. The latest version of LatchKey Password Vault is now available for download. This is a minor update that brings with it many new changes to the application. Below is a simplified list of the changes:
  • Secondary Desktop for password, PIN, and pattern entry forms prevents most key loggers from accessing the window while text is being entered.
  • Plugin engine now implemented for imports, exports, and tools capabilities. This allows 3rd-party developers to implement new import/export capabilities as well as adding new tools seamlessly into the LatchKey application.
  • New entry search interface.
  • Fixed several minor bugs.
You can locate the latest download link at:

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

LatchKey Password Vault 1.2.4 Update Released

We've been super busy fixing minor bugs and adding new features this week! Another update to LatchKey adding new features and fixing a few minor issues. In this release we added a new password generation tool that will quickly generate a random password matching password standards you define in settings. We've fixed a few bugs as well. Please be sure to download the latest version below:

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

LatchKey Password Vault 1.2.3 Available for Download

We've released LatchKey Password Vault 1.2.3. This is a hot-fix to update a critical bug that prevented LKF files created on one computer from being opened on another. This also fixes an issue with the entry editor form password field not removing the watermark on focus.

Download the latest version from the LatchKey project page:

Saturday, November 23, 2013

LatchKey Password Vault 1.2.2 Available For Download

Well we've done it again. Packed a ton of new changes into a quick turnaround release. There's just too much to talk about in one blog posting but needless to say you'll see several changes to the interface as well as several new enhancements.

This release we focused on fine-tuning the interface features. The main screen now more customizable and we offer an ability to group entries as well as add additional custom attributes.

Get the latest version of LatchKey Password Vault and give these new features a try:

Friday, November 22, 2013

LatchKey Password Vault Version 1.2.0 Released

Greetings friends. The latest version of LatchKey Password Vault is now available for download.

WARNING: This release will cause your latchkey file to no longer function from previous versions as we've made major changes to the file format. Also, hashes are no longer stored for validation. You will be prompted for all validation methods (password, PIN, or Pattern) before an attempt to validate your entries is made through decryption. We feel this is a minor inconvenience for a major boost to program security.

To help with this transition we've now included a new feature for importing CSV files. The CSV export feature is already available. We ask that you export your password files first to CSV, install LatchKey 1.2.0, delete your LatchKey LKF and setting files, and then run latchkey through the initial password selection process. Once finished, click the File->Import... menu option, select the exported CSV file, Click No when prompted, and your old entries will be imported into the new LatchKey file.

NOTE: Remember to delete your CSV when the import process is finished. We don't plan on having any more significant changes to the LatchKey file format so this should be the one and only time you need to go through this process.

The LatchKey Team

To download visit the project page at:

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 Splash Page Going Live

And here we go! We've changed the oil, put coolant in the radiator, and we're working on the tune. In the mean time we're starting up our social media engine to keep anyone and everyone who's interested in the WrenchClock service to stay informed on our progress and release dates.

If you haven't done so already, visit the website now and signup for e-mail alerts for details on when our service will be going live.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

LatchKey Password Vault 1.1.3 Update Available

The LatchKey Password Vault application has been updated with some significant new changes. Among those are the following major changes:

  1. The main key chain file format has been modified to include a header allowing the file to be moved from one computer to another. Prior versions were unable to load due to the location in which the password salt was stored.
  2. The AES encryption algorithm code was rewritten to utilize to follow best practices for hash and input vector storage. Because of these changes, key-chain files from previous versions will not be readable. 
  3. The main window was modified to include a menu system for quickly accessing new features.
  4. A key chain entries export to CSV (comma-separated value text file) feature was added.
  5. An ability to create new key chain files as well as open different key chain files was added.
  6. New settings to set the maximum number of attempts for application entry validation was added to settings. The default value on start-up is now 3.
  7. Minor logic bug fixes.

We've got plenty of new features coming so keep coming back for more news!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

LatchKey Password Vault 1.1.2 Update Available

We have uploaded some new bug fixes with the latest LatchKey build 1.1.2. This update alleviates the bug of prompting for a PIN and/or Pattern after a failed password entry. If password entry fails, other validators will now not display and the program will exit. The pattern validation dialog has also patched a bug where the pattern validation was not resetting properly. 

Please be sure to download the latest version.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

LatchKey Password Vault 1.1.1 Patch

We've uploaded a quick-fix patch for the new settings features that prevents a thrown exception error dialog from occurring the first time a user visits the settings page after upgrading to version 1.1. Please be sure to download the latest version.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

LatchKey Password Vault 1.1.0 Released

We’re announcing a new release of the LatchKey password vault program that fixes a few issues as well as adds new multi-phase validation with the addition of a PIN and pattern entry on startup. You will now also be able to specify where your keychain file is stored allowing for quick and dirty cloud-backups with disk-to-cloud services like G-Drive, Skydrive, etc. Download LatchKey Password Vault 1.1.0 right now and let us know what you think.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

LWSS 1.0.0 Released

We’re announcing the first release of the Lightweight Scheduler Service.

The Lightweight Scheduler Service (LWSS), pronounced “lew-ess”, is a simple Windows service developed to allow web developers a quick and easy way to support their web-applications with an independent and reliable logic processing service. Many web-applications need processes to execute on timed intervals. Some developers choose to execute threads within their web application context, but web servers such as IIS can be configured to wipe out application pools at unknown intervals, thus closing these threads. Developers need a way to keep their scheduled logic running constantly outside of web server threads and the Windows task scheduler.
LWSS is based upon a simple plugin-based architecture and can easily be extended to execute custom plugin libraries across multiple sessions (a configuration for one specific web application). A developer simply needs to install LWSS, develop and copy a compatible plugin library assembly into the plugins sub-folder, configure the service session and any plugin settings via the admin GUI, and start the LWSS service.
LWSS has some common configuration settings that are passed to the plugin assembly including database connection string, and e-mail server settings. This allows the developer to manage commonly utilized parameters across multiple plugins.
Each plugin can be configured to execute at a given time of day and/or on a specified per-second interval. The core process of LWSS executes an execution check every second. For example, a plugin execution interval can be set to execute every 30 seconds starting from the time the service started. LWSS can determine the start time and then execute the plugin every 30 seconds thereafter.
Download LWSS 1.0 right now and let us know what you think.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

LatchKey Password Vault 1.0.2 Released

We’re announcing a new release of the LatchKey password vault program that fixes a few minor issues. Primarily interface issues regarding password entry and update version checking.

We’ve got a slew of new features under development now that will take our free password storage and tracking system to the next level!
Download LatchKey Password Vault 1.0.2 right now and let us know what you think.