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May 07, 2017, 09:06:08 PM
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Hi all,

while setting up various wallets I encountered a problem with the password I just entered, when I tried to retrieve a wallet before moving the funds to it.

The problem is as follows and occurs because of a difference in the way copied content of an Excel cell is treated:

Let's assume the content of an Excel cell is abcd

Case I: I click into the cell and copy & paste -> it is depicted as '*****' (5 dots) in the respective password box of a wallet
Case II: I explicitly mark the content of the cell  -> it is depicted as '****' (4 dots) in the respective password box of a wallet

Note that no space or any other sign but 'abcd' is in the Excel cell. Only the password box of the wallet depicts the contents with different password lengths. It is not only a visual issue: in Case II the wallet can be opened by entering 'abcd' - this does not work out in Case I.

That leads me to the question as to a standard sign and location within such an copied Excel cell exists, completing the the 4 known dots (abcd) but the 5. unknown dot?

Any help is highly appreciated!

Thanks,
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May 07, 2017, 09:36:38 PM
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You shouldn't use excell as password storage. Excell document and word documents are most attacked ones.
Use plain text in notepad for example, but encrypt everything. Thats it Smiley no worries of some huge program character encoding.
This problem is probably because u used some special language specific character in your password.
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May 07, 2017, 09:45:41 PM
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Thanks for your answer Velkro!

This problem appears even for the actual case of using 'abcd' without any other specific signs.
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