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by paulej
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: AES Crypt
Topic: Bruteforcer tool
Replies: 2
Views: 1361

Re: Bruteforcer tool

I have C code that will do it, but works only in Linux. It's very fast. Requirement is to have all the passwords you want to try in a file. It will then read the file and attempt each one by short-circuiting the process substantially. It doesn't require AES Crypt to be installed, as everything is in...
by paulej
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: AES Crypt
Topic: windows 7 pro no AES Crypt upon right click
Replies: 2
Views: 13835

Re: windows 7 pro no AES Crypt upon right click

There are two installation packages, one for 32-bit and one for 64-bit. It's important that you install the correct one to match your machine architecture. In all cases where this was reported before, that was the problem. First, uninstall AES Crypt via the "Control Panel" -> "Uninstall a program" m...
by paulej
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: AES Crypt
Topic: AES Crypt will not open on Mac OS 10.14.5
Replies: 2
Views: 446

Re: AES Crypt will not open on Mac OS 10.14.5

For the GUI on Mac, you place the icon on the dock and drag files into it. It should then prompt you for a password. This works the same when encrypting or decrypting.
by paulej
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: AES Crypt
Topic: GUI view only
Replies: 1
Views: 1078

Re: GUI view only

There's no option like that in the command-line version, per se, but you can get that effect by using a command like this: aescrypt -d file.txt.aes -p password -o - | less That then allows one to scroll through the text file without actually saving the decryption version anywhere. However, this reli...
by paulej
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: AES Crypt
Topic: Trusted Platform Module
Replies: 2
Views: 4305

Re: Trusted Platform Module

The password is not embedded in the encrypted file. It must be supplied in order to decrypt the file. Entering the wrong password means decryption fails, producing a bunch of random junk that's detected by the SHA-256 hash function.

TPM doesn't come into play at all.
by paulej
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: AES Crypt
Topic: Compiling AesCrypt on Windows 10 using MinGW
Replies: 2
Views: 936

Re: Compiling AesCrypt on Windows 10 using MinGW

It looks like you're trying to build the Windows version. Did you try building the Linux version? I'm not familiar with MinGW (preferring to just build natively on Windows using Microsoft compilers), but I know some people did work on that using the code in GitHub. The GitHub version also has some a...
by paulej
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: AES Crypt
Topic: Password Guidelines?
Replies: 2
Views: 735

Re: Password Guidelines?

The maximum password length is 1024 characters, and that was just an arbitrary limit I picked. The password length won't make encryption take more or less time. It might take the key derivation routine a little longer, but it would be so fast you wouldn't see a difference. Passwords are munged into ...
by paulej
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: AES Crypt
Topic: Allow the use of stronger key derivation functions
Replies: 1
Views: 563

Re: Allow the use of stronger key derivation functions

What AES Crypt does is very similar to PBKDF2, with the substantial difference being that the output of the PRF after 8192 cycles is used as the key rather than XORing those outputs. The use of SHA256 makes it quite strong, so I don't see any reason to change it. We could tweak this sort of thing al...
by paulej
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: AES Crypt
Topic: AES Crypt for encrypting strings
Replies: 9
Views: 17011

Re: AES Crypt for encrypting strings

Jayson, I assume that's just to support character conversation. I can't recall, but you could find out quickly if you comment it out. I took the code version and created a DLL out of it on Windows a few months ago. I used since certain if VC++, but I can't recall if I had to make those kinds of chan...
by paulej
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: AES Crypt
Topic: AES
Replies: 3
Views: 1004

Re: AES

I don't understand your question.