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by paulej
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Google Sucks, Here's Why
Replies: 0
Views: 5410

Google Sucks, Here's Why

Having tens of thousands of visitors to Packetizer every month, we attract a number of people who just want to create problems for us. We have had issues where "hackers" would create lots of fake accounts that we'd have to delete. Those bogus registrations would send emails to people who actually di...
by paulej
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: AES Crypt
Topic: aescrypt-gui update to use keyfiles
Replies: 1
Views: 9332

Re: aescrypt-gui update to use keyfiles

That's in my long list of to-do items. But my plan in the end would be to collapse they key file concept into aescrypt so that separate key generation is not necessary. But, it won't be addressed soon. There are pros and cons with the approach, the biggest con being that the keyfile sits in the clea...
by paulej
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: AES Crypt
Topic: Decryption tools?
Replies: 1
Views: 2094

Re: Decryption tools?

AES Crypt requires a version of AES Crypt to decrypt. However, AES Crypt is open source and documented. Keep a copy of both the binary and source code. That's exactly why I made it open source. I had the exact same concern as you.
by paulej
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: AES Crypt
Topic: Size files question
Replies: 1
Views: 2589

Re: Size files question

The C code (used on Linux, Mac, and Windows) can handle any size file. It can create any size file the operating system (or media) will allow.
by paulej
Tue May 05, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: AES Crypt
Topic: AESCRYPT DO NOT OPEN
Replies: 1
Views: 7155

Re: AESCRYPT DO NOT OPEN

If you right-click on a file and don't see the "AES Encrypt" or "AES Decrypt" menu option, then you probably installed a 32-bit version on a 64-bit machine (or vice versa). Verify the architecture type for your operating system. Since you installed AES Crypt already, first uninstall it and reboot to...
by paulej
Sun May 03, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: AES Crypt
Topic: AESCrypt on Ubuntu 20.04
Replies: 1
Views: 2039

Re: AESCrypt on Ubuntu 20.04

I've seen a few GUIs where that sort of thing happened. It just reminds me that I need to find a better installer. Try this: $ ./AESCrypt-GUI-3.11-Linux-x86_64-Install --mode console That will bypass the GUI install window and just install the software. It should still work as expected once installed.
by paulej
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: AES Crypt
Topic: Large quantity of files to decrypt
Replies: 4
Views: 11476

Re: Large quantity of files to decrypt

There's no switch, but you could redirect error messages like this:

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aescrypt -d -p secret foo.txt.aes 2>nul
PowerShell uses $null rather than nul, I think.
by paulej
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: AES Crypt
Topic: Large quantity of files to decrypt
Replies: 4
Views: 11476

Re: Large quantity of files to decrypt

Yes, there's a command-line version installed with the GUI version. See C:\Program Files\AESCrypt\aescrypt.exe.

To use it, see the examples here: https://www.aescrypt.com/windows_aes_crypt.html

Or type "aescrypt -h" for help.
by paulej
Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: AES Crypt
Topic: Signing key
Replies: 1
Views: 2080

Re: Signing key

Here's a direct link: http://pgp.mit.edu/pks/lookup?op=get&se ... 4E1672F2A5

You should be able to find it searching for paulej@packetizer.com. The KeyID is 1672F2A5.
by paulej
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: AES Crypt
Topic: security for important storage
Replies: 4
Views: 6436

Re: security for important storage

Just keep the key on the physical media encrypted, too. You could use a password that you can more easily remember, but keeping it encrypted helps to protect the important key in case somebody gets it.