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Kai Witte
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TigerCrypt 3.2 has been released. For many common situations it is the most secure file encryption software.
direct Java WebStart link

Security features include:
  • Uses random salt, written as the first 8 bytes to every encrypted file. (new in 3.x)
  • Uses Bouncycastle provider, which supports the most secure digests and algorithms. By default, SHA-256 is used to generate the key from the password, and 256 bit AES is used for the encryption. (new in 3.x)
  • Password-erasure in RAM. (new in 3.x)
  • The encrypted data is indistinguishable from random data. The file format is this: 8 bytes for the (random) salt, then the raw encrypted data as specified in the corresponding algorithm specification.
  • The password used for decryption cannot be verified. Whatever file is used for decryption, and whatever password is used, TigerCrypt always produces an output file. This makes a brute force attack almost impossible, even more when encrypted files are nested.
  • Open file format, open encryption standard and open source. This makes it possible for any proficient person to verify that no intentional or unintentional security holes or backdoors exist.

  • It is also possible to play an encrypted media file (for example from DVD or CD) directly without decrypting it to persistent storage.

    TigerCrypt website
    launch TigerCrypt with Java WebStart

    Kai Witte
    [ January 11, 2007: Message edited by: Kai Witte ]
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