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by paulej
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: AES Crypt
Topic: GUI view only
Replies: 1
Views: 806

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: 4013

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: 722

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: 502

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: 358

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: 16640

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: 744

Re: AES

I don't understand your question.
by paulej
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: AES Crypt
Topic: AES
Replies: 3
Views: 744

Re: AES

I would assume either the command line or GUI Linux version would work. Which version do you want to use?

If you give me a link to a particular distribution to check out, I can try to do that over the next day or two. What problem are you seeing?
by paulej
Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: AES Crypt
Topic: Mojave 10.14.2 - not installing?
Replies: 1
Views: 1390

Re: Mojave 10.14.2 - not installing?

I'm not sure why it's not installing, but the flashing window sounds like you're not putting the lock on the dock. The kick should be placed on the dock and files dropped into the kick icon. See the user manual linked from the AES Crypt home page.
by paulej
Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: AES Crypt
Topic: MAC GUI AESCrypt : does not ask for confirmation password !!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2868

Re: MAC GUI AESCrypt : does not ask for confirmation password !!!

Sorry, I was confusing this issue with the one where non-ASCII characters were causing a problem.