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AxCrypt

Posted by freewarealternative on March 5, 2007

AxCrypt is a free and easy to use open source strong file encryption for Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2K/XP, integrated with Windows Explorer. Encrypt, compress, decrypt, wipe, view and edit with a few mouse clicks. Cryptographic primitives are AES-128 and SHA-1.

Features:

  • Double-click to edit/view with any application.
  • Automatic re-encryption after modification.
  • Absolutely no user configuration necessary or possible before use.
  • Open source under GNU General Public License.
  • 7 languages in one executable distribution.
  • Extensive command-line interface for scripting and programming.
  • Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2K/XP compatible.
  • AES encryption with 128-bit keys.
  • Edit an encrypted document directly with double-click.
  • Optional pass phrase cache – type pass phrases once per logon and/or reboot.
  • Automatic pass phrase validation before decryption or editing.
  • Key-File generation and support.
  • No options or user interface – easy to install and use.
  • Relatively light-weight, less than 1Mb download
  • Extensive command-line interface.
  • Server mode options.
  • Huge file support > 4GB (on Windows NT/2K/XP).
  • Dynamic brute force counter measure – iterative key wrapping.
  • Integrates well with web based file sharing services.
  • Selective compression before encryption – faster downloads/uploads.
  • Retains original file name and information of an encrypted file.
  • Integrated shredder.
  • Shredding of all temporary and encrypted plaintext files.
  • Secure memory handling – no keys or data in the paging file.
  • Industry standard algorithms.
  • Data integrity verification – no undetected modification.
  • Unique data encryption keys used for every file and (re-)encryption.
  • Polyglot – currently speaks English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Hungarian and Swedish.
  • Easy to add more languages – contact me (I’m especially looking for Nordic languages)!
  • Open source – no backdoors.
  • Private branding support for commercial or corporate versions.

http://www.axantum.com/AxCrypt/

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