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ATPM 5.10
October 1999






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Reviews: Updates

Web Confidential 1.3

In issue 5.01, ATPM reviewed Web Confidential 1.1 . Since then, the program has been updated to version 1.3. Several new features have been added. First, there is now an option to turn off the glasses next to the hidden fields so that unencrypted password can not be displayed. A Contextual Menu Manager (CMM) plug-in has been added to facilitate the entering of information into Web Confidential from other applications. With Mac OS 9 coming out shortly, Web Confidential has been updated to support the Keychain that will be present in the next release of the operation system. Web Confidential's encryption algorithm has been strengthened using SHA-1 algorithm. According to Bruce Schneier, “There are no known cryptographic attacks against SHA” ( Applied Cryptography, p. 445). Along with these changes, Web Confidential now supports both balloon help and the new iCab Web browser. Also, the price has been dropped from $25 to $20. —Eric Blair


There are far too many Mac products these days for us to review each one, or even keep up with all the ones we have reviewed. Indeed, many shareware authors are revving their products more than once a month! The Update section, new in this issue, is where we acknowledge significant new versions of products that we have previously reviewed. If new features, bug fixes, or other revisions are substantial enough to change our assessment of a piece of software, we will generally publish a full review of the new version.

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Reader Comments (2)

Ken Brewster · February 4, 2003 - 03:28 EST #1
I have this program loaded and each time I click on the icon, I receive an error that states "variable block not set." I've tried every way I can think of and have installed and uninstalled over and over with the extras and without. Every single time, I receive this error. If anyone has run across this, could you please let me know? If you have been able to distinguish the problem and figured out how to rectify it, that would be very helpful. Thank you for your time and I hope to hear back very soon.

Ken Brewster
Lutz Lewis · April 13, 2006 - 20:02 EST #2
i cannot email my project my disc say ver3.x
on the computer it shows 1.14. what is going on

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