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Blowfish Advanced CS v2.57

Checker on 15 Mar 2014

Blowfish Advanced CS is a easy to use encryption and disk wipe program, removing the extra step of typing in a password every time you view an encrypted file. Instead, the program caches the key and allows the dynamic viewing of encrypted files, renamed to a .BFA extension. To view, open them inside the Blowfish Advanced CS file manager or drag-and-drop them into the program window. Note that edits are not dynamically encrypted to the same location. Files must be decrypted and then edited.

The program includes a variety of security options including use of a key disk, a time-out for available decryption, multiple algorithms including Blowfish (default), AES, Twofish, Serpent, etc., multiple file / empty disk space shredding options, and more. Compression options are also available.

Note: Official webpage is offline. Linking to archive.org (thanks Baas).

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System requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Apache 2.0 (source available on SourceForge)
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch bfacs.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: TrueCrypt
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Allen on 2015-02-28 15:48

@Mixture; I just copied and pasted the link "https://web.archive.org/web/20130422065149/http://www.lassekolb.info/bfacs.htm" and I was able to download, where as before I was clicking the link. Thanks.
I quit using afterdawn.com many years ago as I was always getting nasty's along with any download.
Thanks again.

Mixture on 2015-03-01 15:21

You're welcome, Allen.

__philippe on 2017-03-28 20:11

Current download link https://www.portablefreeware.com/download.php?dd=117
seems to work fine here, launched from either WinXP or Win7 platforms.
Try again.

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MultiObfuscator v2.00

webfork on 26 Aug 2016

MultiObfuscator is a feature-rich crytography tool with seeded random number generator, deniable cryptography, 256 meg of secret file or 256k of secret text (text/email mode), multiple algorithms, data obfuscation, and steganalysis resistance. Includes unique layers of security and obfuscation with 256bit+256bit symmetric-key cryptography with KDF4 password extension, 256bit symmetric-key data scrambling (CSPRNG-based shuffling), 256bit symmetric-key data whitening (CSPRNG-based noise mixing), and adaptive X-square correction.

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System requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MultiObfuscator.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: gpg4usb
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blackvisionit on 2011-07-26 23:51

Loaded but still private...

Mixture on 2011-12-29 16:39

Cosimo, shouldn't you admit that the actual file limit is only 64Mb in the lowest Noise/Data ratio (300%). The actual text limit is a limited 46k in the same Noise/Data ratio. That mean's a 64Mb file automatically grows 4 times bigger and there's nothing you can you about it! A 46k text file grows over 5 fatter! What good it that?

Mixture on 2012-07-28 03:41

I tested version 2.00 of this bizarre software. It doesn't look any better. It certainly hasn't performed any better. Still the same old bad limitations. I would not recommend this software.

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CryptoTE v0.5.390

Checker on 5 Oct 2016
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Aug 2009
  • Suggested by Mixture

CryptoTE is a feature-rich, tabbed secure notepad program that uses the powerful and easy to use Scintilla text editing widget, the same as used by Notepad++. Security features include integrated compression, automatic backup, auto-close after periods of inactivity, password generator, and the Serpent encryption algorithm. Notepad features include fast Find interface, multi-level undo, and insert date/time.

Linux version included. Container can include binary files as well as text.

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System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder: CryptoTE.ini
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL v2
How to extract: Download the "Standalone" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch cryptote[version].exe.

For Win9X/ME, launch cryptote-0.5.390-ansi.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: fSekrit
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webfork on 2013-04-20 21:03

This program has my favorite password generator function, creating alternately the most random looking passwords or, using the "pronoucable" feature some legitimately easy to remember‭ (‬yet still strong) ‬passwords.

Also,‭ ‬I‭’‬ve been using GPG4USB for my passwords for quite a while now,‭ ‬but sort of annoyed by the lack of a‭ ‬search‭ ‬function‭ (‬I‭’‬ve suggested that to the developers,‭ ‬but there hasn‭’‬t been a release in quite a while‭)‬.‭ May switch to this or ask the devs to support GPG.

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TrueCrypt v7.1a

Midas on 26 Apr 2016

TrueCrypt creates and opens secure volumes that function like an attached drive, making it possible to move files to and from a secure place, as well as open and run. Additional security features include support for key files and hidden volumes inside regular ones (for plausible deniability) for higher security, as well as hardware acceleration and benchmark tools for speed.

Supports a range of encryption algorithms including AES, Serpent, and Twofish, as well as combinations (e.g. Serpent + Twofish) in the event that one of them is eventually cracked.

Note: This program may have unfixed security vulnerabilities.  As version 7.2 only allows the opening of TrueCrypt volumes, not their creation, we are linking to a mirrror of Version 7.1a.

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System requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. Writes "LEGACY_TRUECRYPT" driver settings to the registry.
License: Open Source: TrueCrypt License Version 3.0 (donate)
How to extract:
  1. Download and launch the installer
  2. Select the Extract option to extract files to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch TrueCrypt.exe
For more information on the available options of running TrueCrypt in portable mode, read the section on Traveler Mode.
Similar/alternative apps: VeraCrypt, FreeOTFE
What's new?
  • Minor improvements and bug fixes
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Mixture on 2014-05-29 15:32

There are two TrueCrypt clones, VeraCrypt 1.0c and HaDES 1.1.

VeraCrypt seems to be still active.
http://veracrypt.codeplex.com/

HaDES seems to be a dead link.
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Encrypting/HaDES.shtml
http://hadeshdencrypt.sourceforge.net/

Mixture on 2014-05-29 15:47

Even the Wayback Machine (web.archive.org) has excluded the TrueCrypt/sourceforge and Truecrypt.org webpages.

SlowLearner on 2014-05-29 16:44

TrueCrypt has gone - v7.2 instructs you to stop using it

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Eclipse v0.24

webfork on 4 Nov 2016
  • 255KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Dec 2011
  • Suggested by donald

Eclipse quickly encrypts/decrypt text, useful for adding security to instant messaging and email conversations. A customizable hotkey system (by default Ctrl+Shift+E) works on highlighted text to copy encrypted text to the clipboard after prompting for a password. Secure text can then be pasted into any editor or application and then decrypted via the same method.

The program is an interface for a command-line utility called MySecret, which uses the Blowfish encryption algorithm. Eclipse is written in AutoHotkey.

Category:
System requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Eclipse.EXE.
What's new?
  • Added support for spaces and symbols in passwords.
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I am Baas on 2013-08-24 07:07

@webfork
see contact by email at http://sector-seven.net/contact

webfork on 2013-08-25 19:08

Thanks Baas, that's correct.

webfork on 2016-11-17 23:07

Very cool program -- I like the simplicity and ease of integration with any other chat or email program.

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