AES Crypt

Discussion related to AES Crypt, the file encryption software for Windows, Linux, Mac, and Java.
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IT-Technician
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AES Crypt

Post by IT-Technician » Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:04 pm

If this is an open source software and people can add to and review the software then what makes this "securing" software secure? What is to stop someone from adding a line of code that plants viruses or trojans or anything in that sort of area into this which when downloaded by a random person affects their machine and data?

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Re: AES Crypt

Post by paulej » Fri Oct 24, 2014 3:52 am

By virtue of being open source, you can look at the code and see that there is nothing hidden inside. For binary code, then clearly there is a legitimate question as to whether it's secure. There's nothing I can do, other than to say that I have not inserted any kind of malicious code into the binaries posted on aescrypt.com. And when I post them, I record the SHA-1 hash and I publish a digitally signed file showing those hash values using my PGP key.

But, trusting me isn't necessary. All code can be built from the sources.

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