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by paulej
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: AES Crypt
Topic: Decryption tools?
Replies: 1
Views: 4042

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: 4358

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: 7879

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 uninst...
by paulej
Sun May 03, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: AES Crypt
Topic: AESCrypt on Ubuntu 20.04
Replies: 1
Views: 2827

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: 13209

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: 13209

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: 2668

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: 7547

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.
by paulej
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: AES Crypt
Topic: Portable, windows 32 bits, does not open or start.
Replies: 1
Views: 2394

Re: Portable, windows 32 bits, does not open or start.

There are two windows executables you will find after installing: 1) aescrypt.exe 2) aescrrypt32.exe The first one is what you want if you are using the command-line. The second is only used when you double-click on a file with the file extension .aes. Don't try to run that directly, since it's not ...
by paulej
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: AES Crypt
Topic: security for important storage
Replies: 4
Views: 7547

Re: security for important storage

Waldo, 64 random characters is probably pretty good. Let's assume those were out of a character set of 16 characters (which appears to be what the site is using) and truly random. In that case, the bit entropy of your password can be computed as log2(16)*64 or 256 bits of entropy. See: https://www.w...