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by barefootNH
Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: AES Crypt
Topic: Encrypting file names?
Replies: 5
Views: 8542

Re: Encrypting file names?

I've also thought about this feature. AxCrypt and the venerable BlowfishAdvanced has this feature: I think their encrypted filenames are 8 characters long. I have no idea how they do it or how secure it is.
by barefootNH
Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:35 am
Forum: AES Crypt
Topic: Encrypting publicly known content = weakness or not?
Replies: 9
Views: 5355

Re: Encrypting publicly known content = weakness or not?

I think this is called a "known plaintext attack", and AES prevents it. All effective ciphers must have this capability.
by barefootNH
Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: AES Crypt
Topic: aescrypt - asymmetric crypto instead of password?
Replies: 6
Views: 5345

Re: aescrypt - asymmetric crypto instead of password?

On Windows, I use Power Archiver to do OpenPGP encryption. That's a good tool... Power Archiver does OpenPGP?! I've been weaning myself off of Windoze in favor of Linux for about 4 years, and I'm an old paid home user of Power Archiver, so I will have to look into this! I haven't used or updated Po...
by barefootNH
Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: AES Crypt
Topic: aescrypt - asymmetric crypto instead of password?
Replies: 6
Views: 5345

Re: aescrypt - asymmetric crypto instead of password?

Currently, the only tool which does it is gnupg (that I'm aware of). This one comes with a whole infrastructure, and it's impossible to have just a public/private keypair, it's all or nothing solution. Here is a simple public/private key program that I recently found and I've been using it a lot (a...
by barefootNH
Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: Pug - Cloud File Archiver
Topic: Doesn't SpiderOak already do all this?
Replies: 3
Views: 15298

Doesn't SpiderOak already do all this?

I read through your goals, and re-read them again... Doesn't SpiderOak.com already fulfill all of your bullet points? It does local compression and encryption, de-duplication (strictly confined to only your account), it allows control over its backup scheduling (from immediate to whenever), and unli...
by barefootNH
Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: AES Crypt
Topic: Secure Password Generator
Replies: 16
Views: 15144

Re: Secure Password Generator

Yes, mod 62 will create bias. This is something I wrestled with for a bit for SinglePass. I could not find a good solution for that, so I gave up. For a log-in password a little bias is not a concern. I'm pretty sure fixes exist, but since I'm not that well-versed I'm not sure what they are. I've r...
by barefootNH
Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: AES Crypt
Topic: Secure Password Generator
Replies: 16
Views: 15144

Re: Secure Password Generator

I prefer Single Pass . With Single Pass, you remember just one password and unique, per-site passwords are created automatically. It's very handy. I'm looking over the Technical Details of Single Pass... http://singlepass.packetizer.com/technical.html As I understand it, it's taking a relatively ra...
by barefootNH
Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: AES Crypt
Topic: Secure Password Generator
Replies: 16
Views: 15144

Re: Secure Password Generator

paulej wrote:Yeah, I did not define a rule for installing it. It's trivial, though. Just do this:

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sudo cp pwgen /usr/local/bin
If you prefer to put it in /usr/bin, that's OK. Either will work.

Paul
Oooooh!

It works now; I didn't realize the resulting pwgen was what we were after.

Thank you.
by barefootNH
Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: AES Crypt
Topic: Secure Password Generator
Replies: 16
Views: 15144

Re: Secure Password Generator

As you requested, I created C code to do the same thing. It will work on Linux or Windows. I took the Perl script, C code, 32-bit Linux binary, and 32-bit Windows binary and put it into a ZIP file that can be downloaded from the pwgen page. I downloaded the .zip file with the source code and attemp...
by barefootNH
Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: AES Crypt
Topic: If AES is broken or found to be weak...
Replies: 1
Views: 2949

If AES is broken or found to be weak...

With all the security and privacy fears with the NSA and other 3-letter organizations, if AES is broken or found to be weak would you incorporate other encryption algorithms such as Twofish, Serpent, Blowfish, etc.? How about doing it anyway?! Keepass and Truecrypt have those alternatives, and I alw...